Fresh off her sizzling GQ cover, Katy Perry appeared at Sunday night's Grammy Awards broadcast to perform "Dark Horse," he hit collaboration with rapper Juicy J. Perry was inside a crystal ball as the performance started. By the end, she was standing in front of a fire.
Perry's Grammys performance took Twitter by storm:
Um, did we just witness actual witchcraft during Katy Perry's #Grammys performance?
— E! Online (@eonline) January 27, 2014
Katy Perry's #Grammys performance was kind of like Nicki Minaj's 2012 performance, except less Catholic and more Halloween.
— Matt Jacobs (@tarantallegra) January 27, 2014
Katy Perry watched The Craft and was like, "yes, that, sure." https://t.co/BisyG9NUPd
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) January 27, 2014
Perry received two 2014 Grammy nominations for "Roar," the first single off her latest album, "Prism." The track earned nods in the Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance categories, but the remainder of the record was not eligible for consideration at this year's ceremony. ("Prism" was released after the Grammy nominations deadline.)
Before the Grammys, Perry's last major awards show performance was at the American Music Awards in November of last year. That appearance was a source of some controversy after Perry performed the song "Unconditionally" while wearing a kimono, appropriating many other influences from Japanese culture. In the aforementioned interview with GQ, Perry brushed off criticism that her performance was racist. "All I was trying to do is just give a very beautiful performance about a place that I have so much love for and find so much beauty in, and that was exactly where I was coming from, with no other thought besides it," she said.
Watch Perry's performance below:
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call your relatives on the west coast and tell them it's not worth it #grammys— Kia Makarechi (@Kia_Mak) 4 years ago
"Random Access Memories" was named Album of the Year, the fifth total Grammy Award Daft Punk won on Sunday night.
Guys, it happened. I met Beyonce. And she is an angel. And I am not worthy. And I will never stop shaking. #PatheticFanGirlOfTheYear— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) 4 years ago
Beyonce lays her eyes on Pharrell's hat, reacts accordingly #Grammys http://t.co/6LlaZFKN1N— BuzzFeedEntmnt (@BuzzFeedEnt) 1 year ago
GAY WEDDINGS AT GRAMMYS— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) 5 years ago
Kacey Musgraves is what Sandra Bullock would look like as a country star #Grammys— Nathaniel Rogers (@nathanielr) 6 years ago
And now, with the evening's 57,000th piano recital...— Jody Rosen (@jodyrosen) 4 years ago
Me right now scrolling through my newsfeed not watching the Grammys http://t.co/ohvq4xwD7J— Renee Jacques (@reneejacques) 4 years ago
"If I was gay, I would think hip-hop hates me." Camera cuts to NOBODY IN HIP HOP UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) 2 years ago
The performance was taken to another level with the addition of Madonna, who lent her vocals to the "Heist" track by transitioning into a rendition of "Open Your Heart." Hours before the show, news leaked that Macklemore and Madonna's performance would host the marriage ceremonies of 33 couples, to be officiated by Queen Latifah.
Uh, I was under the impression that Queen Latifah's title was purely ceremonial?— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) 4 years ago
This song may not appeal to coastal liberals, but it probably changed a few minds among its target audience.— V.F. HOLLYWOOD (@vfhollywood) 3 years ago
I love how Daft Punk was just sitting in the audience like everyone else. It's like seeing Optimus Prime sitting next to Sting.— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) 4 years ago
"Get Lucky" had a big night. More here.
Does it bother anyone else that Lorde is not pronounced "Lord-ee"? It has really always bugged me— Stephanie Marcus (@stephaniemarcus) 4 years ago
"Get Lucky" wins Record of the Year, meaning two robots have to accept a Grammy.
"These guys didn't age well," - Ozzy— Dan Reilly (@danreilly11) 6 years ago
Will they also televise the Metallica therapy session that follows this performance?— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) 4 years ago
And Jared Leto finds a way to tie his Oscar-nominated performance as a trans woman to the memory of Lou Reed.— V.F. HOLLYWOOD (@vfhollywood) 3 years ago
Bey watching the Grammys: She's just like you! http://t.co/T8xIdQDOXv— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) 5 years ago
Wow! Lorde is our ruler now.
Everything was great about that Carole King and Sara Bareilles performance. More here.
Cut to Katy Perry. Cut to Katy Perry. #Grammys— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) 5 years ago
Beyonce and Yoko dancing to Daft Punk is endless happiness.— Madeline Boardman (@ml_boardman) 4 years ago