Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney’s Grammy Performance — ‘FourFiveSeconds’
Rihanna, Kanye and Paul totally rocked the Staples Center! The unstoppable trio’s voices blended together in a surprisingly beautiful way when they joined forces to perform their upbeat new song.
It was clear that Kanye was so excited to be on stage with the legendary Paul McCartney. Yeezy himself has declared that he doesn’t like to smile in pictures — or in life, really — but that definitely didn’t apply to this performance!
He looked like a kid in the candy story, smiling and having a really great time interacting with Paul and RiRi on stage. Their enthusiasm was infectious and the crowd went wild! We have to say that RiRi really carried the performance though. No surprise there!
The staging for the performance was stripped down and intimate, with a white background and a huge flood light on the performers, who were all dressed in black. The trio were also joined by legendary guitarist Nuno Bettencourt.
The talented artists got famous faces in the audience clapping and singing along, including Jay Z, Taylor Swift, and of course Kanye’s adoring wife, Kim Kardashian.
Kanye, Rihanna and Paul embraced at the end and it was such an amazing moment!
“FourFiveSeconds” just dropped on Jan. 24 but this amazing live performance totally cements the song as a new classic!
In case you want to sing along next time, here are the full lyrics for “FourFiveSeconds.” We have to admit, we can’t stop playing it on repeat!
I think I’ve had enough, I might get a little drunk
I say what’s on my mind, I might do a little time
Cause all of my kindness, is taken for weakness
Now I’m FourFiveSeconds from wildin’
And we got three more days ’til Friday
I’m just tryna make it back home by Monday, mornin’
I swear I wish somebody would tell me
Oh thats all I want
Woke up an optimist, sun was shining I’m positive
Then I heard you was talkin’ trash
Hold me back I’m bout’ to spaz
And I know that you’re up tonight
Thinkin’ how could I be so selfish
But you called bout a thousand times wondering where I been
Now I know that your up tonight
Thinkin’ how could I be so reckless
But I just can’t apologize, I hope you can understand
If I go to jail tonight, promise you’ll pay my bail
See they want to buy my pride, but that just ain’t up for sale
See all of my kindness, is taken for weakness
So HollywoodLifers, did YOU love Kanye, Rihanna and Paul’s Grammys performance of “FourFiveSeconds”? Let us know!
— Tierney McAfee