- FKA Twigs made an appearance on the 2020 Grammys stage alongside Usher for a high-energy musical tribute to Prince.
- Twigs performed a seriously sexy pole dance routine to Prince's hit "When Doves Cry" while donning '80s-inspired sheer lace lingerie and a feather boa.
Usher might've headlined the musical tribute to Prince at tonight’s Grammy Awards, but FKA Twigs ultimately emerged the unexpected star of the performance.
FKA Twigs, who is nominated for the Best Music Video Grammy for her “Cellophane” visual, stole the show with her jaw-dropping choreography as she danced to Usher’s set of Prince’s biggest hits including “Little Red Corvette” and “When Doves Cry.”
The artist made her grand entrance with a seriously sexy pole dance routine while rocking a white lace bodysuit, a matching feather boa, bright red lipstick, and with her hair in ’80s-inspired ringlets pinned at the top of her head.
Twigs took to Twitter to clarify that she was only asked to dance—not sing—for the tribute performance, but she was honored to share the stage either way.
“Of course I wanted to sing at the Grammys. I wasn’t asked this time but hopefully in the future,” tweeted Twigs. “None the less what an honour. Congratulations to all winners, x.”
Though she expressed a desire to sing, her graceful yet sensual dance interpretation of Prince’s music spoke volumes louder than a vocal performance from any artist could have. The Prince tribute wasn’t Twigs’s first try at pole dancing, however; she’s been actively incorporating various pole routines into her live performances over the past year, including her nominated “Cellophane” music video. Prince was staunchly serious about his craft and the concept of musical intention, and Twigs honored his artistry and unabashed embracing of his sexuality on the pole.
The Purple One was often selective with expressing his approval of modern-day artists, but we think that FKA Twigs would have definitely made the cut.
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