Look, would an awards show really be complete without at least one person messing up their teleprompter lines? The answer is NO, and the Grammy Awards were no exception thanks to host Alicia Keys.
Poor Alicia was trying her best to talk about Clarence Avant, and she accidentally called him a “mongol” instead of a mogul.” Which…nope!
— The Other Guy (@Comedian_Ali) February 11, 2019
And naturally there’s been quite a reaction on social media:
As far as word slips go, can’t get much more icky than calling an old black guy a “mongol” instead of “mogul”
— Aaron Randle (@aaronronel) February 11, 2019
— Jovel Roystan (@JovelRoystan) February 11, 2019
Alicia …… what?
— Rent ‘Em Spoons (@ThickHERbell) February 11, 2019
did alicia keys just call this man a mongol
— abdul (@Advil) February 11, 2019
considering changing all my bios to ‘pioneering music mongol’
— Matt FX (@mattfx) February 11, 2019
Alicia, if you’re out there, this video will make you feel better:
This post originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com
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