Although everyone was hurting after hearing the news of Kobe Bryant’s death, celebs hit the red carpet for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards inside the Staples Center. Peep the red carpet flicks inside…
The vibes for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards were a bit somber and subdued as hours before news broke that NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant died in a helicopter crash. Kobe spent his entire 20-season career with the Los Angeles Lakers inside the Staples Center. With fans gathered outside of the multi-purpose arena, celebs trekked inside to celebrate music and remember an icon.
Several celebs declined to speak with the press after learning about Kobe’s death, which is totally understandable as we all were stunned and shocked by the tragic news.
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Cardi B and Offset dripped hard on the carpet in Mugler and Chrome Hearts.
R&B crooner Chris Brown – who was nominated for Best R&B Song for his track “No Guidance” – brought his 5-year-old daughter Royalty Brown as his date for the evening. The mini fashionista rocked a cream sweater over a white blouse with a matching cream skirt, black boots and white ruffled socks. Her famous dad debuted colorful hair – half pink, half blue. He wore a yellow and cream Prada sweater paired with black trousers for the ceremony.
Big sister Royalty – who welcomed her baby brother Aeko Catori Brown last month – is already learning how to snap a quick selfie with fans from her dad. Check it:
Chris Brown e sua filha Royalty chegando no #GRAMMYs #Grammys2020!pic.twitter.com/dCHD8BXl7C
— Portal Chris Brown Brasil |(@portalbreezy) January 27, 2020
This year’s Grammy Awards paid tribute to late rapper Nipsey Hussle, so his entire family was there to see it, including his soul mate/son’s mother Lauren London (rocking Pamella Roland), his daughter Emani Asghedom (who attended the Grammys with her dad last year), Nipsey’s sister Samantha Smith, and Nispey’s grandmother.
The tribute included performances by Meek Mill, John Legend, DJ Khaled, YG, Roddy Ricch and Kirk Franklin, which went down after winning his first Grammy posthumously.
Watch the family accept his Grammy below:
Nipsey just won a Grammy. His family came to the stage to accept the award.
The Marathon Continues pic.twitter.com/IhUlRvYbDh
— Andrew Barber (@fakeshoredrive) January 26, 2020
After the tribute, Nip copped another Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Performance for his feature on DJ Khaled’s “Higher” with John Legend.
Before hitting the stage, John Legend rocked a gray pleated Alexander McQueen suit.
His wife/model Chrissy Teigen (and our fave meme-able face during awards shows) joined him on the carpet in an orange ruffled Yanina Couture dress.
Can’t say this is our fave.
New dad again DJ Khaled rocked a black suit with red and black Nike sneakers on the carpet.
Grammy & Oscar winning artist Common remembered Kobe Bryant when he stopped to talk to the media.
“We all feel it in our own way but his family, his loved ones feel it in another way,” he said. I’m just giving it to God and hopefully, today we can celebrate through music and different things, but there’s nothing that can take away from what life is.”
“I just want to say, God bless his soul and his daughter, and everyone who was on that helicopter,” he continued. “Man, it just makes you think about people in the world. And we love him.”
“The Chi” actor later performed for a tribute to Trustee Award winner and longtime Grammy Awards executive producer Ken Ehrlich. He hit the stage for a performance with Misty Copeland Camila Cabello, Ben Platt, The War and Treaty for “I Sing The Body Electric” from the musical “Fame.”
Oh yeah, and Common was looking GOODT in his maroon Dolce & Gabbana suit.
Before hitting the stage with FKA Twigs and Shelia E to pay tribute to Prince, Usher rocked Balmain on the carpet. It’s not horribly bad, but we would have liked to see something more polished.
Before FKA worked that pole on stage, the singer posed it up in this pink and black Ed Marler concoction. Are we feeling it?
Before winning Best Rap Album (his first Grammy ever) and performing at the Grammys, Tyler the Creator served up doorman swag in a pink and red Golf Le Fleur outfit.
After the show, he reacted to Kobe’s death:
Tyler, the Creator reacts to Kobe Bryant’s death: “That news was heavy, especially just being in LA and just being here at the Staples Center” https://t.co/25sWs8vInB #Grammys pic.twitter.com/DDSojKYhkx
— Variety (@Variety) January 27, 2020
Peep his acceptance speech (and his super happy mother) below:
Rap couple Quavo and Saweetie have been all over LA during Grammy weekend, so it was no surprise when they popped up on the carpet together.
The Migos rapper rocked a custom red and black Prada suit.
Meanwhile, his “ICY” girlfriend dazzled in Moschino.
And look who else came out…
We don’t seem him often, but Migos rapper Takeoff was in the Grammy mix.
Gucci Mane (who rocked a Gucci suit) and his wife Keyshia Ka’oir Davis rolled up on the scene in matching ‘fits.
On the red carpet, Mrs. Davis said it took her five hours to get dress because she ended up breaking a zipper on her dress. So, they had to sew her in it. By the way, Gucci Mane revealed he has pieces coming out with Italian luxury brand, Gucci. The rapper also talked about his Grammy nomination with Lizzo and more. Check it:
Singer Khalid was nominated for Record of the Year for his track “Talk.” Unfortunately, Billie Eilish won for “Bad Boy.” This is his 6th Grammy nomination.
Rapper YBN Cordae landed his first two nominations for Best Rap Song (“Bad Idea”) and Best Rap Album (The Lost Boy). He didn’t win, but he was SUPER ecstatic to even be nominated.
Lil Nas X had one hell of a night in his bright pink cowboy inspired Versace suit.
The 6-time nominee won his first two Grammy Awards ever – one for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and one for Best Music Video, both for “Old Town Road (Remix).” Congrats!
He also hit the stage to perform “Old Town Road” and “Panini” where he brought out rapper Nas, Young Thug, BTS and Billy Ray Cyrus. Peep his performance HERE.
Young Thug also hit the carpet in this outfit before the stage.
“POSE” actor Billy Porter went full glam cowboy in a sparkly teal Baja East ‘fit topped with a custom wide brimmed Sarah Sokol Millinery hat.
Bounce queen Big Freedia – who was featured in a Facebook commercial during the show – also served up cowboy vibes.
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Rapper Swae Lee was asked what he was wearing on the red carpet and he said “Peter Dunbar.” He meant a custom ‘fit by Peter Dundas. He was nominated for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Sunflower” with Post Malone.
Lady in red!
Since Blac Chyna has been trying to get her feet wet in the rap game, she made her way to the Grammys to celebrate the biggest night in music.
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Anderson Paak ended the night as a two-time Grammy winner, nabbing the Best R&B Album Award for Ventura and R&B Performance for “Come Home” with André 3000. Congrats!
Before she hit the stage to perform alongside host Alicia Keys, 11-time Grammy nominated and 4-time winning artist Brittany Howard hit the carpet in this green, black with a touch of gold ensemble. She was nominated for two awards, Best Rock Performance & Best Rock Song for “History Repeats.”
“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah was nominated for his first Grammy ever in the Best Comedy Album category for his Netflix stand up “Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia.” Comedian Dave Chappelle ended up winning the award. On the carpet, he jokingly said he already knew Dave was going to take home the award.
When asked about Kobe Bryant’s death on the carpet, he said “I don’t think I’ve processed anything yet.”
He said it felt strange in the Staples Center where Kobe played his entire career.
“It’s one of those experiences where you can feel it. Today is all about being present,” he said.
Rapper Rick Ross – who was nominated for Best Rap Song for “Gold Roses” featuring Drake – opened up about how late rapper Nipsey Hussle inspired his track “Gold Roses”
The MMG honcho also remembered NBA legend Kobe Bryant:
By the way Rozay was wearing Hideoki Bespoke, which was founded by Dedrick Hideoki Hagiwara Thomas.
Rappers Yo Gotti and 21 Savage made their way on the carpet. Singer Ty Dolla Sign was also in the mix:
21 Savage (above alongside his mom) was nominated for two Grammys and won one for Best Rap Song for “A Lot.” Congrats!
Ty Dolla Sign (above next to his girlfriend Lauren Jauregui) was nominated for Best Dance Recording for “Midnight Hour” with Boys Noize, Skrillex.
Rap legend LL Cool J was in the mix.
Producer DJ Mustard – who was nominated for Best Rap/Sung Performance for “Ballin” with Roddy Ricch – reacted to Kobe and his daughter’s death on the carpet while making his way down the carpet with his fiancee Chanel Thierry.
“This doesn’t seem real right now,” he said. “Love and respect and blessings to his family. I pray that we pray for them [and] everybody shows love to the family.”
Singer Dreezy looked gorge in a black high-low dress that she said was her 2nd pick since she couldn’t fit her custom first pick for her first Grammy ceremony.
If my fat ass gain one more pound…
— BIG OG DREEZ (@dreezydreezy) January 26, 2020
We had a custom dress made that I was gonna wear that I LOVED but I couldn’t fit it. But good thing we had the black dress for back up lol.
— BIG OG DREEZ (@dreezydreezy) January 27, 2020
She also sent love to Kobe’s family on the carpet:
[email protected] gives her love to Kobe Bryant and his family! #KobeBryant #BETRemembers #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/xAExooWZ6L
— BET Music (@BETMusic) January 26, 2020
Uncle Charlie Wilson hit the carpet before hitting the stage with Boyz II Men for Tyler the Creator’s Grammy performance.
Yeah Boy! Flavor Flav was in the mix as his rap group Public Enemy was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award:
Ballerina Misty Copeland hit the carpet before she performed a beautiful routine with dancers from the Debbie Allen Dance Academy.
Beyonce’s stylist Ty Hunter looked bomb in his futuristic ‘fit.
Wyclef Jean made it a date night with his wife Claudinette Jean.
“Growing Up Hip Hop” stars JoJo & Angela Simmons brought their little sister Miley Simmons for the Grammy event. She’s growing up!
Grammy winning artist Questlove stepped for the Grammys.
Esperanza Spalding won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album for 12 Little Spells. Congrats!
TV host Nina Parker showed off her curves in this brown Lynne Carter Ateliermidi dress. On social media, she talked about how hard the night was for her after learning about Kobe’s death:
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Today was HARD. I can’t lie, it was difficult to report on something fun when so much tragedy hit so quickly. But I do want to take a second to take in this moment, feel absolutely BLESSED, and thank all the people who worked hard to get me on this red carpet tonight. I appreciate every single moment. Gown: Custom collaboration w @lynne_carter_atelier MUA: @beautybybeyina Hair: @kymmscreations Wardrobe stylist: @ashleyloewen Wardrobe stylist asst: @khai_st_lawrence
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Def a hard night for everyone.
Congrats to this year’s winners.