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The Internet Reacts To Queen Latifah Officiating Weddings During The Grammys

A lot of people cried, others just cringed.

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Last night during the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, 34 couples were married by Queen Latifah during Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' performance – Madonna performed as well.

Mario Anzuoni / Reuters / Reuters

The weddings, which included same-sex couples, occurred during the pair’s LGBT anthem “Same Love.”

After it was cleared up that Queen Latifah was indeed ordained, emotions quickly took over.

HOLD UP IS QUEEN LATIFAH ORDAINED FOR THIS? #GRAMMYs #avctv

scott@lousybeard

HOLD UP IS QUEEN LATIFAH ORDAINED FOR THIS? #GRAMMYs #avctv

11:11 PM - 26 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL. SORRY. MADONNA COULD HAVE WAITED A SECOND TO ENTER BUT OH MY GOD. #GRAMMYs

Alex Goldschmidt@alexandergold

THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL. SORRY. MADONNA COULD HAVE WAITED A SECOND TO ENTER BUT OH MY GOD. #GRAMMYs

11:12 PM - 26 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Congrats to my parents who got married tonight at the Grammys!!!!!!!!

Mackenzie@MackenzieLehmen

Congrats to my parents who got married tonight at the Grammys!!!!!!!!

11:22 PM - 26 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

May have just got a bit teary eyed at Macklemore x Queen Latifah x Madonna. 'Twas a beautiful thang.

Clara Amfo@claraamfo

May have just got a bit teary eyed at Macklemore x Queen Latifah x Madonna. 'Twas a beautiful thang. 👏

06:00 AM - 27 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I have to say, I was an emotional wreck after the Macklemore/Madonna/Queen Latifah/ceremony of LOVE at the #Grammys. I cried like a baby!!

Tim Pocock@realtimpocock

I have to say, I was an emotional wreck after the Macklemore/Madonna/Queen Latifah/ceremony of LOVE at the #Grammys. I cried like a baby!!

05:36 AM - 27 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

That was one of the coolest things Ive ever seen on TV. Macklemore & Lewis, Queen Latifah, Mary Lambert & Madonna. #SameLove #GRAMMYs

Dwayne Johnson@TheRock

That was one of the coolest things Ive ever seen on TV. Macklemore & Lewis, Queen Latifah, Mary Lambert & Madonna. #SameLove #GRAMMYs

11:22 PM - 26 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Seriously, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, Queen Latifah and Madonna's performance of Same Love was beautiful. I had goosebumps...

Jason Renzullo@jasonrenzullo

Seriously, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, Queen Latifah and Madonna's performance of Same Love was beautiful. I had goosebumps...

10:17 AM - 27 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

So many #emotions, #feels, #tears.

MACKLEMORE IS SO INSPIRING. IM GLAD PEOPLE REALIZE LOVE IS LOVE AND SKIN COLOR DOESNT MATTER. We are ALL human. WE ARE ALL EQUAL

Teala Dunn@TTLYTEALA

MACKLEMORE IS SO INSPIRING. IM GLAD PEOPLE REALIZE LOVE IS LOVE AND SKIN COLOR DOESNT MATTER. We are ALL human. WE ARE ALL EQUAL

11:47 PM - 26 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#SameLove was incredible. Love to @Macklemore, @RyanLewis, @MaryLambertSing @Madonna & @IAmQueenLatifah for a beautiful performance #GRAMMYs

Ellen DeGeneres@TheEllenShow

#SameLove was incredible. Love to @Macklemore, @RyanLewis, @MaryLambertSing @Madonna & @IAmQueenLatifah for a beautiful performance #GRAMMYs

11:40 PM - 26 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Anyone else still sobbing over Queen Latifah marrying 34 couples during Macklemore's performance of #SameLove on the #Grammys? #LoveIsLove

Emmy Rivera@EmmyUnwritten

Anyone else still sobbing over Queen Latifah marrying 34 couples during Macklemore's performance of #SameLove on the #Grammys? #LoveIsLove

12:00 AM - 27 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

My face hurts from smiling. That was one of the coolest things I've ever gotten to see. Much much love. Well done, Grammys.

Neil Patrick Harris@ActuallyNPH

My face hurts from smiling. That was one of the coolest things I've ever gotten to see. Much much love. Well done, Grammys.

11:16 PM - 26 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Well... some people weren't quite so moved, feeling the mass wedding was overly gimmicky.

I would be upset if one of the most important days of my life was a political gimmick involving Queen Latifah #weird #Grammys2014

Keith Parker@Keith_Parker1

I would be upset if one of the most important days of my life was a political gimmick involving Queen Latifah #weird #Grammys2014

09:22 AM - 27 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Wanna be a prop in glitterized show-biz performance? Get married at the Grammys! (Am I the only one who finds this tacky?)

â™›Samantha Oehley@TheQueenSammy

Wanna be a prop in glitterized show-biz performance? Get married at the Grammys! (Am I the only one who finds this tacky?)

01:09 AM - 27 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I just kinda feel like the marriages at the Grammy's last night were a prop.

Wesley Thomas Pivec@lilwesman

I just kinda feel like the marriages at the Grammy's last night were a prop.

10:30 AM - 27 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Instead of tears, there were cringes-a-plenty.

Macklemore's presence at the Grammy's was really cringe-worthy, and a lot of people in the room knew it, but whatever.

cordell@lilgautama

Macklemore's presence at the Grammy's was really cringe-worthy, and a lot of people in the room knew it, but whatever.

02:20 AM - 27 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Macklemore/Queen Latifah/weird wedding thing at the Grammy's makes me want to swerve my car into a semi head on in the morning.

James Leiker@jamesleiker

Macklemore/Queen Latifah/weird wedding thing at the Grammy's makes me want to swerve my car into a semi head on in the morning.

11:40 PM - 26 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But seriously. I'll always love you, Queen Latifah, but I am so embarrassed for you right now.

eva-jean debs@bonneanneeray

But seriously. I'll always love you, Queen Latifah, but I am so embarrassed for you right now.

09:58 AM - 27 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Thought that I might want to watch the Grammys, but the whole 'Same Love' wedding gimmick is making me cringe.

Meagan Gamache@mgngmch

Thought that I might want to watch the Grammys, but the whole 'Same Love' wedding gimmick is making me cringe.

07:59 PM - 26 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Conservatives, including Fox News commentator Todd Starnes, saw the display as a direct attack on marriage.

Remember when The Grammys was about music - and not cramming a social agenda down our throats?

toddstarnes@toddstarnes

Remember when The Grammys was about music - and not cramming a social agenda down our throats?

11:08 PM - 26 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Mass Gay weddings performed live at the Grammys...world gone insane..God help us

frank okeke@dveryman

Mass Gay weddings performed live at the Grammys...world gone insane..God help us

02:48 AM - 27 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Grammys say 'we do,' get political with mass wedding. This is the legal way to publicly attack Christianity. http://t.co/CgH1uT43Su

A. D. Hardwick@RealTruePatriot

Grammys say 'we do,' get political with mass wedding. This is the legal way to publicly attack Christianity. http://t.co/CgH1uT43Su

07:47 AM - 27 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The grammys was a clear attack on Christianity #GRAMMYs #RT

Ace Sylvester@acelove1993

The grammys was a clear attack on Christianity #GRAMMYs #RT

10:13 AM - 27 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

A few people went into the performance bent on disliking it, but the feelings proved too strong.

Dammit, I hate myself for loving that mass wedding at the Grammys.

JAW@jawonthefloor

Dammit, I hate myself for loving that mass wedding at the Grammys.

12:04 AM - 27 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I thought that wedding thing on the Grammys sounded tacky & horrible, then I watched it and got ridiculously choked up.

Tara Anderson@TaraEAnderson

I thought that wedding thing on the Grammys sounded tacky & horrible, then I watched it and got ridiculously choked up.

09:25 AM - 27 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

So, was the wedding horrible or was everything else except the wedding horrible?

Everything about this grammys was absolutely horrible with the exception of the mass gay wedding performed by queen latifah with madonna

Marky Mark@Mglabz

Everything about this grammys was absolutely horrible with the exception of the mass gay wedding performed by queen latifah with madonna

11:38 PM - 26 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Even if people were unclear on their feelings, everyone agreed on one thing:

All weddings should be officiated by Queen Latifah.

Ronan Farrow@RonanFarrow

All weddings should be officiated by Queen Latifah.

04:00 AM - 1 Jul 00ReplyRetweetFavorite

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