Newswire: The Grammys see Kendrick Lamar firing up and Taylor Swift firing back

The 58th Annual Grammys ceremony was held on Monday, with the majority of the awards handed out during a sparsely attended affair that was livestreamed before the big, celeb-filled bash. Most of the night’s top honors went to either Taylor Swift or Kendrick Lamar (though Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson did end up with the Record Of The Year for Uptown Funk). The rapper and the pop star also provided much-needed shots in the arm to to the LL Cool J-hosted proceedings: Lamar, who swept the rap categories, gave a bold and rousing performance of his To Pimp A Butterfly tracks “Alright” and “The Blacker The Berry,” with some amended lyrics.

Swift opened the awards show (in her first public performance of the year) with a rendition of “Out Of The Woods” off her 1989 album, but it was one of her unaccompanied moments that caused the most furor …

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