Grammys host James Corden used the spoken word award during the Grammys to dunk on Donald Trump — with help from DJ Khaled, John Legend, Cher, Snoop Dogg, Cardi B, and — finally –Hillary Clinton.
The best spoken word album Grammy often goes to authors for the audio book versions of their works. In a pre-recorded segment, Corden auditioned a number of stars for an audio version of Michael Wolff’s book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.” Artists took turns reading excerpts of the book, but Corden turned down all of them.
The segment ended with a twist: a surprise appearance by 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. She read an excerpt from the book in which Wolff details Trump’s enjoyment of McDonald’s hamburgers, which Wolff claims is partially because of his longtime fear of being poisoned.
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“That’s it, that’s the one, we’ve got it,” Corden said as Clinton finished her audition.
“You think so? The Grammy’s in the bag?” she answered.
Though the video was a joke, Clinton actually has won the Best Spoken Word Grammy in the past. She took home the award in 1997 for the audio book version of “It Takes a Village.”
The real winner of this year’s Best Spoken Word Album Grammy was Carrie Fisher. The actress, author, memoirist and screenwriter won the award posthumously for the audio book version of her memoir “The Princess Diarist.” The book is about her experience in filming the original “Star Wars.” It was Fisher’s first Grammy, but not the first time she was recognized by the Grammys: She was also nominated for the best spoken word album for the audio book version of her 2008 memoir “Wishful Drinking.”
Fisher died in 2016.