Trevor Noah didn’t waste time addressing the elephant within the room. Right through the 2022 Grammy Awards’ opening, the host made a fast crack about Will Smith and Chris Rock’s now-infamous slap.
Every week after Will Smith and Chris Rock became everybody into a professional on awards displays, Trevor Noah kicked off the sixty fourth Grammy Awards on the MGM Lawn Enviornment in Las Vegas with the grace and wit anticipated from the Day-to-day Display host. “Other folks, it’s going to be this sort of stunning night,” Trevor, 38, mentioned after excitedly working down the checklist of performances all over the Apr. 3 match. “Don’t even recall to mind it as an awards display. It is a live performance the place we’re giving out awards. We’re going to pay attention to a few tune, we’re going to be dancing, we’re going to be making a song, we’re going to be holding folks’s names out of our mouths, and we’re going to be giving out awards all all over the evening.”
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There used to be some suspicion that Noah would possibly deal with the incident when Will smacked the style out of Chris’s mouth on the 2022 Academy Awards. Trevor’s “holding folks’s names out of our mouths” refers to what Will shouted at Chris after putting the comic for creating a comic story over Jada Pinkett-Smith’s hair. Within the week that adopted, Will apologized and resigned from The Academy. Everybody else gave the impression to have an opinion at the slap.
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“BTS is considered one of my favourite performers I’ve ever noticed — I’ve noticed few acts put in combination performances as elaborate as them,” Trevor instructed Variety when discussing who he used to be taking a look ahead to looking at on the 2022 display. “Billie Eilish additionally places on some particular displays. Who else… he most probably received’t be at this yr’s awards however I believe Kendrick Lamar has probably the most perfect performances I’ve ever noticed, the choreography he places in combination is simply out of this international.”
When requested about his favourite album, Trevor picked Bruno Mars and Anderson . Paak’s An Night With…Silk Sonic. “There are so few albums in lifestyles don’t take themselves too significantly, and but what they reach is magical and artistically sensible on the identical time. After I first heard of Silk Sonic and the speculation, I used to be like, “I ponder how that is gonna paintings?,” however I’ve change into an enormous fan, it’s considered one of my favourite of the yr.”
Trevor discovered himself in some drama weeks forward of the Grammys when Kanye West focused the Day-to-day Display host. At the display, Trevor mentioned Ye’s power assaults on Kim Kardashian over her new boyfriend, Pete Davidsion, in particular the “Simple” video the place a Pete Davidson stand-in used to be buried alive as much as his neck. “He is going, ‘Depart me to create my artwork.’ Yeah however Kanye, you instructed us you may have issues,” mentioned Noah. “Now once we concern about that, you are saying we shouldn’t concern as it’s now not [his] drawback. Or it’s [his] issues? Which is it?”
Trevor additionally mentioned that Ye’s power badgering Kim and Pete used to be “terrifying to observe and shines a focus on what such a lot of ladies undergo once they select to depart,” which then noticed Ye direct his anger at Noah. Ye changed the lyrics of “Kumbaya” with a racial slur. Instagram then suspended Ye for 24-hours for “violating the platform’s insurance policies on hate speech, bullying and harassment.”
Following this transfer, the Grammys banned Kanye from appearing on the display (Ye’s involvement used to be now not recognized on the time, and West’s “Simple” collaborator, The Sport, put the blame on Trevor’s shoulders.) Trevor hostile the ban, tweeting “I said ‘counsel Kanye,’ not ‘cancel Kanye,‘” a connection with the long word Trevor left in line with the preliminary slur.