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The Recording Academy and MusiCares President/CEO Neil Portnow speaks onstage during the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for NARAS)

Recording Academy Boss Says Women Need to ‘Step Up’ After ‘Grammys So Male’ Backlash

While the 60th Grammy Awards heavily promoted gender politics, from stars wearing white roses as a show of solidarity with the #MeToo and Time’s Up anti-sexual harassment movements to the pro-Dreamers speech from singer Camila Cabello to singer Janelle Monae’s “Time’s Up” speech, only one female performer took home a major award.

Kendrick Lamar, center, performs at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Kendrick Lamar Kicks Off Grammys with Politically-Charged Performance

The 60th annual Grammy Awards kicked off Sunday night with a politically-charged musical performance by California rapper Kendrick Lamar who sang his hit song “XXX,” as waving American flag filled giants screens above him and military fatigue-clad background dancers marched behind him.

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Mushnick Slams ESPN for ‘Embracing Racial-Slur Rapper’ Kendrick Lamar

Longtime sports columnist Phil Mushnick has about had it with the rank hypocrisy he sees on left-wing sports cable network ESPN, especially when he sees host Jemele Hill embracing a rapper who spews hate for women and constantly uses the “N” word. And this even after African Americans fought so hard for so many decades to be afforded their due respect in professional sports.

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Grammys Producer Encourages Artists to Get Political During Ceremony

Those who dislike partisan politics at star-studded awards show have been warned in advance of Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, as producer Ken Ehrlich has made it clear that music’s biggest night will encourage politically-active artists to express themselves in any way they choose.

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Obama Discusses Favorite Rappers: Jay Z ‘Still the King’

President Obama called in to SiriusXM’s “Sway in the Morning” radio show Friday morning to discuss his favorite current rappers, his picks for who will win the Super Bowl and the NBA Finals in 2017 and why he believes First Lady Michelle Obama will never run for public office herself.