Hillary Clinton wins the petty award for epic Trump shade at Grammys
Hillary Clinton made a surprise cameo at the 2018 Grammy Awards, but rather than talking politics she decided to get a little petty.
During a prerecorded segment for the music awards ceremony, host James Corden decided to host fictional audiobook auditions for Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury, which details the chaos in Trump’s White House.
Those who stepped up to the plate included Cardi B, DJ Khaled, John Legend and Cher.
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Things turned epically petty when none other than Hillary Clinton appeared at the end of the skit, reading an excerpt about Trump’s alleged “long time fear of being poisoned.”
“He liked to eat at McDonald’s. Nobody knew he was coming and the food was safely pre-made,” Clinton read.
On the hunt for a GRAMMY Award of his own, James Corden auditions celebrities for the spoken word version of Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury.” pic.twitter.com/SjTobAbv2N
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Naturally, Corden gave the job to the former Democratic presidential nominee, because why not?
“You think so? The Grammy’s in the bag?” Clinton said after learning she nabbed the coveted gig.
Fun fact: Hillary Clinton is a Grammy winner herself. The former secretary of state won the Best Spoken Word or Non-musical Album category in 1007 for the audio version of her book “It Takes A Village.”
Of course, Twitter was quite tickled by the unexpected cameo. Take a look at reactions below.
Ok @HillaryClinton is petty and I’m here for it….
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) January 29, 2018
— Angie Siegel (@realangsiegel) January 29, 2018
— NewsOne (@newsone) January 29, 2018
— Mildred (@mildredmud) January 29, 2018
But not everyone was happy to see Secretary Clinton at the Grammys. Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the United States, took to Twitter to express her disdain for the ceremony getting political.
“I have always loved the Grammys but to have artists read the Fire and Fury book killed it. Don’t ruin great music with trash. Some of us love music without the politics thrown in it,” Haley wrote.
Twitter, however, wasn’t having it and slammed Haley for being overly dramatic and the hypocrisy of calling out “trash” given who currently resides in the White House.
“Save the fake outrage, it was hilarious. And if they had been attacking Hillary or Obama you and your boss would eat it up,” wrote one Twitter user. “Funny you didn’t mention your boss attacking Jay Z but that’s none of my business.”
I have always loved the Grammys but to have artists read the Fire and Fury book killed it. Don’t ruin great music with trash. Some of us love music without the politics thrown in it.
— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) January 29, 2018
Save the fake outrage, it was hilarious. And if they had been attacking Hillary or Obama you and your boss would eat it up. (sn: Funny you didn’t mention your boss attacking Jay Z but that’s none of my business ? ?)
— ? J’Wan Yvette ❄? (@jwanyvette1) January 29, 2018
Nawww Nikki is sad :'( Booohooo pic.twitter.com/abRIVvcUVX
— moosh (@Shnunana) January 29, 2018
You literally work for a celebrity.
— lanette williams (@soulsister27) January 29, 2018
Some of us Americans also think “don’t ruin a great country like a America with this trash”….this trash meaning Donald Trump and everything he’s doing to destroy our country, our values, our standing in the world, and to thieve America’s future for him and his rich buddies
— LBrookieF (@LBrookieF) January 29, 2018