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14 Awkward Moments From The 2022 Grammys

So...when are the awards?

If you're like me, you love the awkward moments during awards shows. And despite being a prestigious affair, the Grammys were still home to some quality cringe/uncomfortable moments this year.

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1. People pointed out how a lot of the A-listers — Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, etc. — weren't present:

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2. During the non-televised segment of the Grammys, Louis C.K. — who has multiple sexual misconduct allegations against him — won for Best Comedy Album:

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3. Tayla Parx wore a Bowser-inspired(?) Grammy look:

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4. Questlove started things off by addressing the awkward elephant in the room — the Will Smith slap heard 'round the world:

Questlove said "I trust you people will stay 500 feet away from me"
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5. Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian were super PDA-heavy:

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6. Trevor Noah said "Latin-Granny"-winning superstar when introducing J Balvin:

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7. People said J Balvin was off-key during his performance:

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8. A crew member introduced Billie Eilish and was adorably nervous, shaking with nerves, but slayed her intro!

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9. People pointed out how it felt like there were virtually no awards were given out during an AWARD SHOW:

"i wish they would give out another award" is a crazy thought to have while watching an award show...

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10. People were definitely taken aback by a surprise speech from President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine, who then presented John Legend:

I’m sorry WHAT DID THEY ASK THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE TO FILM FOR THE GRAMMYS

Twitter: @natey_bb

the president of ukraine presenting john legend feels incredibly dystopian #GRAMMYs

Twitter: @mariaa_nz

Did the Grammys really get a speech from the Ukraine president…

Twitter: @BoricuaHive

11. It appeared that Billy Porter called Jazmine Sullivan's album as "Hoe's Tales" which sounded like "Hostess" or some mispronunciation of the proper name, Heaux Tales...

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12. ...which explains why Jazmine looked super confused when she won:

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13. Whoever was in charge of the bleeping for the Grammys messed up a few times during Justin Bieber's performance of "Peaches," which contained the words "shit" and "bitch":

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Justin’s gonna pay that FCC fine for that lil slip up 👀 #GRAMMYs

Twitter: @MoisesFenty

Think those bleep outs for Justin Bieber are coming a word or two too late(?) #GRAMMYs #GrammyAwards

Twitter: @thepopcornreel

14. And lastly, Doja Cat almost missed winning her first Grammy because she was in the bathroom!

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