Rihanna Slays the 2018 GRAMMYs Performing 'Wild Thoughts' With DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller
By John Boone
Rihanna didn't come to the 2018 GRAMMYs to play. She came to slay.
Despite winning a GRAMMY for her collaboration with Kendrick Lamar, BadGalRiRi took the stage alongside DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller during Sunday's telecast to perform "Wild Thoughts." (Which didn't receive any nominations, but who cares! We'll take any Rihanna performance we can get!)
The Gatsby-esque performance began with DJ Khaled telling the audience, "They said I would never perform at the GRAMMYs. They played themselves!" Dressed in a shimmering, fringed flapper dress with a pink flower in her hair, Rihanna then showed off some sexy salsa choreo and served face for days.
Rihanna and Kendrick's "LOYALTY." won Best Rap/Sung Performance, while "Wild Thoughts" was excluded from -- presumably -- Pop Duo/Group Performance, where Portugal. The Man beat out The Chainsmokers and Coldplay, Zedd and Alessia Cara, Imagine Dragons and "Despacito."
The DJ Khaled track was thrice nominated at the MTV Video Music Awards and previously won Best Collabo, Duo or Group at the BET Hip Hop Awards and Best Collaboration at the Soul Train Music Awards. And now it has an epic GRAMMYs performance, too!