Monday, January 29, 2018

Kansas City, Kansas Native Janelle Monáe Shares #MeToo And 'Time's Up' Message Of Empowerment At Grammy Awards



A homegrown talent spoke "truth to power" to the music industry and signals ongoing social change within the world of media.

Janelle Monáe was assertive yet graceful and captivating in her remarks at the Grammy's.

Check the round-up and share your reaction to the political statement and accompanying soundtrack that seemed to outshine most of this year's nominated artists.

(Caveat: Burno Mars and his fun-loving videos & music eclipsed protest songs)



New York Times: Janelle Monáe Brings a ‘Time’s Up’ Message to the Grammy Awards

CNN: Read Janelle Monae's empowering Grammy speech

Billboard: Janelle Monae on Time's Up at Grammys: 'We Come In Peace, But We Mean Business'

You decide . . .

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

She had a great first album.

Haven't seen much worthwhile from here since.

The Greater Kansas City said...

I guess Kesha needed to rebrand herself too. She did get screwed over on her record contract and put on a ton of weight because of it. Now she's singing a sad song instead of shaking her big ass.

Too bad, because the ass shaking was much more satisfying when she had fun drinking and smoking weed.

At least the millennials got to take a glimpse at having fun before it all ended.

Thanks Obama.

Anonymous said...

Strippers > women rappers

Anonymous said...

Not a bad show.

I thought hoopz wrote a column for the star. But she sings too? That's VERY talented.

I like it!

Anonymous said...

Time's Up on Janelle, her career just took an ending hit tonight.

Super Dave said...

I was just glad to see that rappers didn't walk away with much this year.

Anonymous said...

Cuck you, crackwhore Janelle.

Anonymous said...

Bruno Mars will return to a Super Bowl long before the Chiefs do.

Jameson said...

The lesson here is simple, KC always wants to ruin a party.

The people want to dance. The people want to have a good time and enjoy their music.

Enjoy life and give your agenda a rest every once in awhile.

Anonymous said...

Tony can never give his libtard negro-loving agenda a rest.

Anonymous said...

Janelle, Bring that message back home and tell your home bozs "Time's up!"
with the killing of one another.

Anonymous said...

Tell them no more raping and robbing, too.

Anonymous said...

Tell them Times Up on a lifetime of welfare and no more 20 year olds with 4 kids by 4 different hood rat fathers.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but every awards ahow is 100% political agenda anymore.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^

Absolutely Right!

Anonymous said...

The entertainment industry is primarily comprised of those whose alleged talent pales in comparison to their narcissism. Their views on any topic are tainted by their addiction to publicity and nobody with walking around sense gives a shit what they think.

chuck said...

5:48 is right.

The idea that Hollywood takes a few hours away from raping each other to preach to us about raping each other and how bad it is, is a tribute to the Progressive zeitgeist, that dominates the 24/7 news and information cycle.

No matter what the stats show, the message is the same from the Media. For instance, blacks commit 8 times more violent crime than whites and are the tip of the spear with respect to Hate Crimes, if you only watched the news and listened to Hollywood, you would think that there were KKK members behind every bush, killing innocent, hard working blacks.

The METOO movement has devolved into the usual victimization clap trap with a patina of self-righteous indignation and the usual "look at me" narcissism that is cellularly ingrained in Progressives. Bandwagoning, bumper-sticker bullshit, designed for the immediate gratification of sub standard Socialists in the silo.

It's political. Everything is political and the pressure to follow the crowd in the Music Industry is no different then in was in 7th grade.

The rest of us grew up and have to pay the rent.

The Trump economy will "Trump" wet by every rain, blown by every wind, "Activists" whose need for attention is like a fuckin Death Star Tractor Beam drawing the weak minded into the usual lanes on a highway called Mediocrity.

chuck said...

BTW, Tony is right, Bruno Mars was great.

Anonymous said...

7:21 -- yes, all correct.

When the METOO movement adopted the Larry Nasser (pedophile and child sexual predator) under their umbrella and claimed the judge who sentenced him a "new leader" of the movement, I thought I was going to vomit.

Pedophilia and adults who prey on children for sexual pleasure ARE FAR, FAR DIFFERENT than sexual misconduct -- most of which seems to happen at work or work-related activities.

The idea that METOO can equate child sexual predators with a ass-slapping or dirty joke idiot is disgusting.(I know Harvey and Russell Simmons, et al raped women but MOSTLY what this movement is about is INAPPROPRIATE SEXUAL MISCONDUCT. Things that are NOT ILLEGAL, PER SE, like, say, rape. It's about women saying, hey, a jerk told me I had nice tits and I'm a victim too.)

Anonymous said...

the metoo movement is about women being powerful and standing up for themselves but it seems to me it's just more victimization. help me, i'm a woman, i can't do this myself. I'm part of a movement, i'm a victim.

That is not what we should be teaching young women. that's ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

Women like to use their pussies to get what they want. When it doesn’t work, or when they are to old and their pussy isn’t wanted anymore, #MeToo is the result.

Anonymous said...

Hillary 2020!

Anonymous said...

didn't watch.

Anonymous said...

Time's up for geezers giving their worthless opinions about a show, music, and artists that have nothing to do with them, or frankly would want to. None of you pants-shitting goons are the target demographic, so expressing your out-of-touch-opinions in this geezer echo chamber is the best you can do and sadly that's nothing at all. So continue to shit yourself, lament the passing of Lawrence Welk, the Andrews Sisters, and Benny Goodman, and realize life has passed you by and you are totally and wholly irrelevant.

Anonymous said...

About the only thing the grammy's are good for is a lot of laughs anymore.

Kind of like a sideshow of circus freaks.

Anonymous said...

You are absolutely right all these Awards programs are nothing but geezers if you're young Millennial watching these award shows you too are Geezer material welcome to the world of Geezerville.. what's great about being a geezer is gizzards come in all shapes sizes and colors the only prejudices we own our against non geezers but we always welcome little geezers into our organization and if you were watching the show last night you were probably like an old geezer sitting in your chair maybe got a beverage next to you wrapped up in a blanket going oh my God maude did you just see that and the famous oh my god did you see what she's wearing those are all these are geezer phrases.

Anonymous said...

Thank god for old geezers because millennials can't put their phone down long enough to do anything worthwhile. Without old geezers this country would crumble in days. Keep up the good work, old geezers. And maybe, just maybe old geezers have some experience and insight into problems that young people full of hubris lack. Just maybe. Then again, probably not. The millennials got it all figured out, getting it done one craft beer at a time, one $8 coffee at a time, one SnapChat and Twitter post at a time. Good luck with that.

Anonymous said...

yeah.. old geezers dont watch Grammy's because it's targeted toward young people and once you grow up -- which is, like, 35 years old nowadays -- you realize how silly and stupid pop music is and you no longer care about the Grammys. It happens, that's life.

But the problem is this, in the "old days" entertainment and real world has a firm and easy-to-see dividing line. Nowadays it's all blurred together so real news is peppered with entertainment gossip and in-fighting among cable news hosts. Makes old geezers irritable to see their country falling apart and becoming stupider and stupider. But they'll be long gone when this shit comes to roost.


Anonymous said...

I'VE SEEN THIS MOVIE BEFORE

Today's liberal activists grew up hearing about the Civil Rights movement and the Women's Rights movement. Their elders told embellished stories about the grueling struggle to overcome.

As today's young adults came to maturity they had little more to worry about than whether to ask for a Nintendo, Playstation, or X-box. They were raised amongst a generation of spoiled brats. As a result, in an attempt to earn their social activism badge, they've had to fabricate their own issues.

Not being a very creative generation, they've plagiarized from the playbook of their mothers and grandmothers. Women are being oppressed, and people of color are discriminated against, yeah that's the ticket! Rather fitting that these pampered powderpuffs chose to fight a battle that was already won decades ago.

Do you know why the viewing audience for these masturbatory award shows is dropping like a rock? People are exhausted with the liberal activist agenda and have little patience for some snowflake who wants to parrot PR lines from the Hollywood/Democratic Party pipeline.

Anonymous said...

Jason Isbell won the Americana awards, and that's all that happened that was worth a single goddamn thing.

Anonymous said...

^^^Yawn. Dull post from a dullard. Get back under your bed pops. You don't have anything worthwhile to add to the discussion.

Anonymous said...

Right on 9:27

In 10 years all of these young sanctimonious progressive liberals will be running the tech companies that spy and track on our every move. They'll working for marketing companies promoting credit cards and payday loans to people who have no business with a c.c. or short-term loan.

The hippies became the 1980s culture of greed and excess. Today's millenials will become the 2020s culture of psychotic narcissism and privacy invasion.

Anonymous said...

^^And you and your generation will become dust. Lost to the ages forever. Those who did nothing but complain. That is your lasting legacy.

Anonymous said...

Haha. We all become dust, nimrod. Are you and your cohort going to live forever? Hahaha. I mean, you probably think you will because you're still in diapers, but you'll get old one day and you'll be screaming, "Why can't we just drink craft beer and live on Twitter like the old days?!! Argh!"

Oh, yeah, the old generation is known for doing nothing but complaining. Hahaha. You might need to ask someone to pop the bubble that's clearly surrounding your head. Get some help, and some facts!

Anonymous said...

Be carefull what you say folks , telling the truth is not popular today and the liberals will chastize you . You are correct . No sane man would hire a woman who he has to work close with. No sane man would complement a woman while at work. no sane man would have a lunch or dinner with a woman unless accompainied with others. Woman have dealt themselve a blow with the sexual harrassement stuff but have to fear, they can use gender discrimination now. Also don't expect men to open or hold doors especially for women. such a shame some liberal sexist woman started this war with men.

Anonymous said...

Chuck speaks the truth. The pound-me-too movement is a modern day witch hunt equivalent. It is hard enough sometimes to believe what is presented as news. I never believe anything that is put forth on social media without some serious investigation by a more credible source. The problem is many news organizations source from each other, and the original source was social media to begin with. That is a big part of why nobody believes news agencies any more. Fake news. They did this to themselves by lowering their integrity in an ever more frantic dash for advertising revenue. ____ People who make sex misconduct charges over social media, (especially if they claim assault) should be liable for slander unless they have documented proof from the time it happened.

Anonymous said...

Haven't watched the Grammys since they added hip hop and rap. To me that's not music.

Anonymous said...

^^Well who cares what you think? You don't matter. You never have. You never will.

Anonymous said...

I think everyone should just mind their own business, drink beer, and listen to Motorhead, and everything else will work itself out.

Anonymous said...

Listen to all these geezers shit themselves!!! This is hilarious!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

10:33

You must be black.
Or, Harley.
Same thing.

Anonymous said...

Lowest ratings in history, reviews are terrible. Wasn't just geezers that didn't care for the politics and the #metoo hypocrisy and the (ugh) inexplicable cameo by multiple loser Hillary.

Anonymous said...

^^But it seems like it was pops. Have you read any of your fellow geezers comments?

Anonymous said...

Sorry I don't have time to give you more attention today, you poor attention seeking soul you.

Let me guess. Every post, all day, today like every day? You know, it's so much easier to have real hobbies. :)

Sorry your folks didn't pay much attention to you. Maybe they just didn't like you.

Anonymous said...

Fuck the grammys! A bunch of lazy ass, shitflakes, dopers and faggots, promoting the leftist, radical, do nothing, snowflake agenda. Dumb asses whining about the best deal the dreamers have ever had offered by any president and the stupid fucks are going to sit there, piss, moan and play their fucking games until we start shipping dreamers back to the bannana republics they came from. Fuck 'em all!

Anonymous said...

...except six, save the pall bearers.

Anonymous said...

...except you couldn't
find six good ones.

Anonymous said...

The Grammy awards are always given to pop sell out groups and individuals. Commercial flash in the pans for the most part. The winners generally appeal to a very narrow range of listeners who are neither hip or cool with limited attention spans and taste. Dull and safe or over the top stupid is what gets Grammies.

Anonymous said...

Why the hell was Billary on the Grainnies ? She has no hit records and has been an enabler to a serial sexual predator that should be the poster boy for the just say no movement. Talk about singing out of all orifices at once.

Anonymous said...

You Crackers are hilarious