The 13 Most Awkward, Cringey Moments From the 2019 Grammys

There were plenty to choose from, trust

Based on all the drama that happened beforehand, this year’s Grammys were bound to have their fair share of awkward moments. Thankfully, the ceremony didn’t disappoint.

From awk red carpet interviews to a man with his fly down on the stage (yes, seriously), here are the best of the worst moments from the 2019 Grammys.

Ryan Seacrest and Charlie Puth’s very awkward red carpet interview

When Charlie got to the red carpet for his interview with Ryan, he seemed either not super interested in chatting or maybe he’s just a little bit monotone, but either way there were some cringey moments in the interview. People on Twitter thought it was Ryan’s fault, mostly.

Ryan’s interview with Bebe Rexha

In the run-up to the Grammys, Bebe was very open about the fact that designers wouldn’t dress her because of her size, so after conducting an entire interview with her about this issue, Ryan forgot to ask her who actually made her dress. He forgot! To ask! Nope.

FYI, it was Monsoori, and it was beautiful.


When Lady Gaga had to call out Ryan

Okay! Another awkward Ryan moment. Basically, Ryan made a statement to Gaga, pointed the mic at her, and Gaga was like ‘Ummm…you didn’t even ask me a question.’ It was awkward! Later on in the interview, she made this face. Bad news all around.


When Kylie and Travis walked the red carpet…late

Kylie and Travis did show up to the Grammys, but you probably didn’t realize because they walked the red carpet after the red carpet coverage was over… so like, they didn’t do any interviews or anything. Looked great, though!


The entire Alicia Keys/John Mayer presentation

When Alicia got up to present the award to Childish Gambino, not only did a production guy accidentally photobomb the shot, but afterward, John and Alicia had a very awkward ‘which way do we exit?’ moment. They gave the award to the wrong person. It was a whole thing.

Alicia accidentally called someone a mongol

When Alicia was talking about about Clarence Avant, she accidentally called him a ‘mongol’ instead of a ‘mogul.’ Awkward!! Very awkward!

They misspelled Kacey Musgraves’ name

Ugh, in one of the opening graphics, the Grammys misspelled Kacey’s name. They wrote it ‘Kasey’ instead of ‘Kacey.’ Not cool, guys!

Cardi B danced her diamonds off

Cardi performed her hit song ‘Money,’ and literally as she sang about the diamonds on her neck, her diamond necklace popped off. She recovered like a pro, though. 10/10.

Shay Mooney may have had an open-fly situation

When the lovely gentlemen of Dan + Shay got up to present the award for Best Rap Performance, one of them, Shay Mooney, seemed to have something awkward happening with his fly. He’s on the right here.



Drake’s speech got cut off

Drake, who famously beefs with the Grammys on the regular, won Best Rap Performance. So he started to talk about how at the end of the day, people don’t really *need* awards. The Grammys promptly cut him off. Yikes.

Lady Gaga’s entire performance

Let’s just say people weren’t loving it. Or, rather, they just didn’t know how to feel about it.

When Alicia Keys was live but didn’t know she was live

So basically, the show came back from break and no one realized it. Alicia was on-stage, just doing her thing, while the camera was on her and she had no idea. Thankfully she was a total pro about it.

Alicia’s closing comment

After Kacey Musgraves gave a very moving thank you speech for her Album of the Year win, instead of closing with a moving comment of her own, Alicia Keys said, ‘If you need something to ride home to, check my IG.’ Whatever that means!

This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan US

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