Stephen Colbert recaps ‘political’ Grammys, mocks Nikki Haley’s outrage over ‘Fire and Fury’ bit

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The Grammy Awards Sunday night featured some powerful messages about issues like sexual assault, suicide, and immigration reform, but UN Ambassador Nikki Haley was more concerned about an appearance by Trump’s 2016 opponent Hillary Clinton.

On Monday’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert recapped the “political” Grammys and responded to Haley’s complaints.

As Stephen noted, throughout the show, artists Camila Cabello, U2, and Logic spoke out against anti-immigration. “Not the first time that Donald Trump and logic have been at odds,” Colbert joked.

At one point, host James Corden introduced a segment in which celebrities read passages from Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury.” One of them was Hillary Clinton. In response, Nikki Haley tweeted, “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.”

“She just wants to take us back to when music was less political,” Colbert remarked. “You know, John Lennon, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, N.W.A. I love their song, ‘No Comment on the Police.’”


  1. Seems that I recall Crosby, Stills, Nash and sometimes Young doing such songs as Chicago: So your brother’s bound and gagged and they’ve chained him to a chair. And the ever popular Ohio: what would you do if you found her dead on the ground.

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