Grammy Awards 2015's 21 Best and Worst Moments

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Worst: Shia LaBeouf Reads Pink Poetry
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Worst: Shia LaBeouf Reads Pink Poetry

When he walked out onstage wearing actual clothes, with neither a paper bag nor a pair of flesh-toned undies in sight, it was tempting to think/hope that Shia LeBeouf might possibly live out the title of his recent L.A.-gallery performance piece #IAmSorry and redeem himself by not acting like an insufferable second-year art student for one public moment. Instead, the Transformer star introduced Sia's "Chandelier" performance by producing a long, pink sheet of paper and somberly reading a poem addressed to the Record of the Year nominee by a mysterious admirer "Erik" (Us Weekly reports that it was indeed a poem by Sia's new husband, filmmaker Erik Anders Lang). "If strength were made of broken pieces, you and I would always win," LeBeouf intoned. "It is, though, and buildings and statues wink at us...Punch me if I stop crying, and I'll do the same." #SorryNotSorry.

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