Rihanna's energetic performance at the Grammy has already become a meme
As you're probably more than aware by now, last night saw the 60th annual Grammy Awards roll into town. As per usual, the headlines have been dominated by red carpet outfits, who won what and... Rihanna's dancing.
Bruno Mars was undoubtedly the undisputed winner of the occasion, with the "24k Magic" hitmaker scooping 6 gongs on the night. However, despite Mars having the night of his life, the ceremony was once again shrouded in controversy. Having previously been labelled as 'white-washed' in the past, the Grammys were criticised for their lack of awards for female artists. Of the 86 awards that were given out, only 17 were won by women.
Much like the Golden Globes a few weeks ago, many of the guests at the ceremony elected to stand with the #TimesUp and #MeToo campaigns that are protesting against the cases of sexual harassment and misconduct in Hollywood. Plenty of attendees opted to wear white roses to show support for the causes and taking to the stage before an emphatic performance of 'Praying' from Kesha, Cyndi Lauper, Camila Cabello, Andra Day and Julia Michaels, Janelle Monae delivered an powerful speech regarding the issue that has dogged show business for the last few months.
"We come in peace but we mean business," she said, before introducing the performance. "To those who would dare try to silence us, we offer two words: Time's Up. We say Time's Up for pay inequality, discrimination or harassment of any kind, and the abuse of power."
"Let's work together, women and men, as a united music industry committed to creating more safe work environments, equal pay, and access for all women."
While Janelle's speech rightly made the headlines for its message of empowerment and equality, Rihanna grabbed the attention for a whole different reason.
The Bajan star won the Best Rap Song award for her track "LOYALTY" alongside Kendrick Lamar. The award was given to Kendrick due to it being on his album, but the rapper was keen to point out that the song was just as much about Rihanna as it was about him.
"This is love, I appreciate every single last one of y'all out there," Lamar said, holding the trophy at the microphone before turning to his collaborator, who stood behind him. "Hey Rihanna, what's up? She came through and gassed me on that record, gassed me on my own song, man."
It wasn't the only occasion when RiRi took to the stage, however. She also performed the summer smash hit 'Wild Thoughts' alongside DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller and her dance moves grabbed the attention of pretty much everyone on Twitter.
Rihanna seemed to be having a good time on stage and her dance moves sparked an almighty meme contest online, check out some of the best below:
Is it possible to not love Rihanna? I don't think it is.