The 60th Annual Grammy Awards was filled with some unforgettable moments. From Bruno Mars and Cardi B's performance and U2 playing on the Hudson River, the ceremony also touched on the current political climate in America.
One of the biggest moments of the night was when the show's host, James Corden, set up a pre-recorded skit where he lined up celebrities to "audition" for the narration of the audio version of Michael Wolf's Fire and Fury book. The book details the behavior of U.S. President Donald Trump and the staff of his 2016 presidential campaign to the White House.
Cordon could not seem to be satisfied with the auditions, which was participated in by celebrities including Snoop Dogg, DJ Khaled, Cardi B, John Legend, and Cher. At this point, he threw in one last candidate: former First Lady and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Although Clinton covered her face with the book, she immediately received a rousing applause from the Madison Square Garden crowd.
The politician read a line from the book that talks about President Trump's reported love of fast food.
"He had a longtime fear of being poisoned, one reason why he liked to eat a t McDonald's -- nobody knew he was coming and the food was safely pre-made," Clinton read.
As soon as she finished reading, Corden yelled, "that's the one!"
Trump Jr. And Nikki Haley Come For Hillary
While the segment may have resulted in a wild applause from the star-studded crowd, everyone wasn't too pleased with the skit.
When one Twitter user stated that Clinton doing a dramatic reading of Fire and Fury was worth waiting up for, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley immediately chimed in to share her thoughts.
I disagree. That part ruined the Grammys. Such a shame.
— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) January 29, 2018
Haley followed her statement by explaining that some people simply love music by itself.
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. — Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) January 29, 2018
Some harsh words also came from Donald Trump Jr. for Clinton's appearance on the skit.
The more Hillary goes on television the more the American people realize how awesome it is to have @realDonaldTrump in office #GrammyAwards2018 — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 29, 2018
Trump Jr. continued with his insults by bringing up Clinton's loss in the 2016 Presidential Election.
Getting to read a #fakenews book excerpt at the Grammys seems like a great consolation prize for losing the presidency. #GrammyAwards — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 29, 2018
The Grammy's Executive Producer, Ken Ehrlich, stated that he was aware that Clinton's appearance in the video would receive some backlash, but they stand by what they did.
Ehrlich also mentioned that it wasn't too hard to get Clinton to make a cameo, he mainly credited Cordon for making it happen.
"She kind of took a couple of days to say 'yes,' but ultimately she saw the script, she knew what we were doing and she liked it," Ehrlich said.