AceShowbiz - %cKaty Perry% delivered the first live performance of her new single "Chained to the Rhythm" at the 2017 Grammy Awards. Dressing in a white suit, she brought disco magic to the stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles while getting political.
An avid supporter of Hillary Clinton during her presidential campaign, she wore an armband reading "Resist", likely expressing her protest against President %cDonald Trump%. At the end of the performance, a graphic of the Constitution appeared behind her and she shouted, "No hate!" before leaving the stage.
Katy's performance was introduced by country group %cLittle Big Town% who covered a bit of her hit "Teenage Dream".
Katy was not the only superstar who stole the spotlight at the Sunday, February 12 ceremony. %cBeyonce Knowles% delivered another highly-anticipated performance that night, delivering an epic medley of her "Lemonade" tracks.
Her mother Tina Knowles introduced the performance, saying, "I'm blessed to have daughters-wonderful daughters-all of whom make me proud with everything they do. All Grammy winners tonight, too-that's not on the script." She continued, "I am proud of their accomplishments, their self-confidence, and their desire to make a difference. "
"What makes me most proud-and why I'm here tonight to introduce Beyonce-is the devotion and love I see in her for her daughter and the way she has always expressed love to all of those around her. I believe she earned nine Grammy nominations for her 'Lemonade' album this year because of all of that and more. It's evident in her powerful words and music," she praised her daughter. "Ladies and gentlemen, with a mother's pride, my daughter: Beyonce."
During her set, a video montage of Beyonce baring her baby bump in a very revealing outfit while posing with her mother and daughter Blue Ivy was playing in the background. She appeared in a a floor-length gold, sheer belly-highlighting gown with matching headpiece.
"Do you remember being born? Are you thankful for the hips that cracked, the deep velvet of your mother and her mother and her mother? You look nothing like your mother; everything like your mother. You desperately want to look like her," the 35-year-old said. "Why are you afraid of love? You think it's not possible for someone like you, but you are the love of my life. The love of my life."
She moved gracefully through "Love Drought" while her dancers swayed onstage. She sat down on a reclined chair during her rendition of "Sandcastles" and ended the performance by reciting Shire line from her album, "If we're going to heal, let it be glorious/ One thousand girls raise their arms."