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Logic ends Grammy performance with powerful message to 's-hole countries'

Logic ends Grammy performance with powerful message to 's-hole countries'

"I'm aware that, yes, my music has become fairly popular in the previous year. but I'm trying very hard to use the platform I've been given to talk about these things and bring light to issues that aren't fair, all while trying to make the most of the weird, fantastic success I've been lucky enough to have". She performed the latter single, a suicide prevention anthem, on Music's Biggest Night.

"C'mon gals, just bootstrap your way up". And in attempting to brush off the question of misogyny, Recording Academy president Neil Portnow essentially blamed women for not being good enough at music.

Kesha performs Praying at the Grammy Awards on Monday.

As his performance of "1-800-273-8255", his Grammy-nominated song on suicide prevention, featuring singers Alessia Cara and Khalid, came to a close, the rapper spoke about a variety of topics including suicide prevention, #MeToo, and Hollywood's Time's Up initiative.

The phone number also covered the wall behind the stage and the screens surrounding it. Cara and Logic met onstage, as people flooded the stage wearing white T-shirts with either the phone number or "You Are Not Alone" emblazoned on them. SZA, the breakout R&B star nominated for five awards, the most of any female artist, was shut out completely.

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Alessia Cara knows not everyone is happy about her success at the Grammys. Her competition - JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars and Childish Gambino - all had solo performances of their own music. Sheeran's hit Shape of You triumphed instead of Kesha's deeply personal anti-abuse anthem Praying, her performance of which wasregarded as the most powerful moment of the ceremony. Asked whether it was a mistake to leave a Lorde performance off of the show, Ehrlich said, "I don't know if it was a mistake".

We have the full stream of the song here for you to listen to and enjoy ahead of the show.

Standing in solidarity with "DREAMers", children of undocumented immigrants who are fighting to stay in the USA because of recent legislation, singer Camila Cabello called herself "a proud Cuban-Mexican immigrant" before she introduced U2s musical act.

Rob Moran is an Entertainment reporter for The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane Times and The Age.


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