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Trump Tried It Over the Weekend.

As to be expected, the president wasn’t thrilled about Jay-Z’s interview with CNN’s Van Jones, during which Hov shared his honest two cents on Trump’s time in office (it wasn’t a glowing review). So on Sunday, just hours before the Grammys, 45 took to Twitter to request that someone “please inform Jay-Z” that, because of his policies, Black unemployment is at the “LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!”

Better watch it ‘fore Blue tells him to simmer down.

Not Sure Which of Joy Villa’s Grammy Looks Were Worse: 2017’s MAGA Dress, or This Year’s Anti-Abortion Gown.

Singer Joy Villa, who also may be running for Congress in Florida, seemingly attempted to trump last year’s Grammy look with an anti-abortion gown. To top the look, she donned a tiara with a “Choose Life” purse and a hand-painted fetus to match. “I’m a pro-life woman,” she told Fox News before disclosing she had given a baby up for adoption at age 21. “This year I chose to make a statement on the red carpet like I always do. I’m all about life.”

Are the Grammy Producers Sexist?

Only 11 of this year’s 84 winners were women, so folks certainly have some questions. Recording Academy president Neil Portnow responded to sexism claims backstage on Sunday night, essentially stating that women need to “step up.”

“It has to begin with… women who have the creativity in their hearts and souls, who want to be musicians, who want to be engineers, producers, and want to be part of the industry on the executive level,” Portnow said. “[They need] to step up because I think they would be welcome. I don’t have personal experience of those kinds of brick walls that you face but I think it’s upon us — us as an industry — to make the welcome mat very obvious, breeding opportunities for all people who want to be creative and paying it forward and creating that next generation of artists.”

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