BODY COUNT frontman, hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T says that he “had no problem” with METALLICA’s collaboration with Lady Gaga at this yr’s Grammys.
METALLICA’s appearance with Lady Gaga on the 59th annual event in Los Angeles on February 12 become one thing of a disaster when the Grammy sound crew didn’t turn Hetfield’s mic on, forcing him to share the mic with Lady Gaga after the first verse and chorus.Download Our App
As an additional humiliation, presenter Laverne Cox didn’t even introduce the band by title. At the end of the track, a visibly angry frontman James Hetfield hurled his guitar at a road crew member whereas kicking over his mic stand.
Throughout an interview on the “The Countdown” show on SiriusXM Rush, Ice-T offered his opinion of METALLICA’s show on the Grammys, saying (hear audio beneath): “I had no problem with it. I had a problem with the person that announced them saying, ‘The winner of this many Grammys…’ and then they just forgot to say their title and then they said, ‘Lady Gaga.’ I am, like, ‘METALLICA. You forgot…’ So I was, like, already, ‘Oh-oh…’ And then when James’s mic wasn’t on, I was, like, ‘Okay.’ However they are professionals; they just performed it through.”
He continued: “As far as Lady Gaga, she’s the business. You know, I think entertainers respect real entertainers, and I think she’s proved herself. Of course, when she hit the first scene, everyone was, like, ‘Okay, that is all gimmick,’ however she is a lot more than that. She is the business. I have been fortunate to meet her a few times. She is a nice woman, she’s a nice girl. So God bless Lady Gaga. I think it was fly. And I think METALLICA was fly for saying, ‘Let’s do it.’ You know what I am saying? You know, what’s the issue? What’s the problem?”