She ended the tweet with her trademark black heart emoji. Right when everyone was thinking someone should tell them to calm down and accept on the absentee's behalf, there was Drake, emerging from under the stage, as if he'd shot himself to the Staples Center from Canada in a high-speed tunnel upon hearing his name.
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She also won the first award of the night, best pop duo/group performance, for "Shallow", which she performed with Bradley Cooper. Moments ago, "This Is America" took home "Song Of The Year" honors along with two others. He's been noticeably absent from the last several ceremonies, and passed up an opportunity to perform at this year's event. The British star is up for best new artist later in the show.
For the second consecutive year, black hip-hop artists are leading the pack - but observers are still wondering if nominations success can translate into wins.
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The love from the Grammys didn't stop there, and it didn't stop with "Shallow". Kendrick Lamar leads with eight nominations, followed by Drake with seven and Brandi Carlile with six.
Ehrlich, in The Times interview, acknowledged that the Grammys "continue to have a problem in the hip-hop world".
Dua Lipa won her first Grammy for the Silk City collaboration Electricity, which got best dance recording. Taylor Swift, who was snubbed and one scored one nomination, also won't be at the show.
When asked soon after the show about the lack of female winners, academy president Neil Portnow said women needed to "step up" - now-infamous words that instantly drew outrage, and which he said were taken out of context.
They are both up for album of the year, alongside Cardi B, H.E.R., Post Malone and Janelle Monae. Fifteen-time Grammy victor Alicia Keys will be the first woman to host the ceremony in over a decade. Critics may carp about the Grammy Awards themselves going to bland, middle-of-the-road acts instead of trailblazers, but Grammy red carpet fashion is usually wilder and more fun to gawk at then the self-consciously chic finery stars sport to the Golden Globes, Oscars, Emmys and more.