Nikki Haley Slams Hillary Clinton’s Grammy Appearance: ‘Don’t Ruin Great Music With Trash’


After politics took center stage at this year’s Grammy Awards by way of Hillary Clinton doing a “spoken word” reading of Michael Wolff’s book Fire and Fury, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley was not impressed with the mix of “great music with trash.”

“I have always loved the Grammys but to have artists read the Fire and Fury book killed it. Don’t ruin great music with trash. Some of us love music without the politics thrown in it,” tweeted Haley immediately after the Clinton segment.

She also tweeted that the Fire and Fury gag completely “ruined the Grammys.”

“Such a shame,” added Haley.

Of course, the takeaway here is the US Ambassador to the UN believes music shouldn’t be mixed with politics — which makes one wonder if Haley has heard any music aside from the happy birthday and ice cream truck songs. Just no one tell her that some of the biggest hit makers in the history of art — like The Rolling StonesThe Beatles, Jimi Hendrixand Bob Dylan — all had highly politicized music.

The segment that enraged Haley was a pre-recorded clip of Clinton, Snoop Dogg, John Legend, Cardi B, DJ Khaled, and others reading excerpts of the notorious Fire and Fury book, which is a highly disputed insider account of President Donald Trump’s administration.

It is worth noting that Haley might just be upset at Wolff himself — and not politically-focused music — as the author has spread baseless rumors the ambassador and Trump had an affair.

For her stick-to-music suggestion, Haley was demolished on Twitter as many pundits, journalists, and influencers made the point that music has long been politically focused:

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