Five Most Skewed Moments In Grammy History

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This Sunday night, the Grammy Awards will once again be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The 54th version promises to be an eventful night with confirmed performers like The Beach Boys, Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift, the night promises to be memorable, but maybe not in the way you may expect. Over the years, some of the artists (or even fans) have taken it upon themselves to upstage the event, and are some examples of that. 

5. Bob Dylan meets Soy Bomb, 1998: Performing "Love Sick" off his comeback album, Time Out of Mind, someone decided to put a small, live audience behind Dylan and his band. An audience member (or performance artist, depending on your point of view) by the name of Michael Portnoy hijacked the performance, by leaving his spot and surprised viewers with his bizarre, spastic dance moves and had the words "Soy Bomb" written in black across his chest. Needless to say, the Grammy Awards, which hired Portnoy presumably without a background check, to dance and give a good vibe, weren't happy and didn't pay Mr. Soy Bomb the promised $200. Hey, it's better than going to jail, right?


4. Ol' Dirty Bastard interrupts Shawn Colvin, 1998: There must have been something in the water in NYC that year (or at least etiquette went out the window) because the Wu-Tang Clan member also felt the need to overshadow someone, albeit this was an acceptance speech rather than a performance. During Colvin's speech for her "Song of the Year" award, ODB went on stage and proclaimed, "I went and bought this outfit that costed a lot of money today...you know man, 'cause I figured that Wu-Tang was going to win... Puffy is good but Wu-Tang is the best." If that moment doesn't sum up ODB's legacy, I don't know what does.

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