Heavy-metal mayhem! Laverne Cox was on the receiving end of some harsh criticism after she forgot to mention Metallica during their Grammy introduction on Sunday, February 12.
The Orange Is the New Black star was bestowed with the honor of introducing the legendary band, who were performing with Lady Gaga, but she forgot to name them.
“Ladies and gentleman, all my gender nonbinary people watching tonight, eight-time Grammy award winners and six-time Grammy winner Lady Gaga,” she said.
— Elena | Lady Gaga (@labofhookers) February 13, 2017
Cox, 32, was quickly panned on Twitter as Metallica fans went wild over her error, forcing her to apologize.
— MetalInsider.net (@metalinsider) February 13, 2017
Metallica thing is pissing me off. Laverne Cox doesn't intro, then mic doesn't work. That's a legendary band. No respect paid by Grammys.
— Jay Zawaski (@JayZawaski670) February 13, 2017
— Roberta Rich (@Roberta_Rich) February 13, 2017
— Lacey Graham (@lisforlace) February 13, 2017
— Emily (@OnAirWithEmily) February 13, 2017
“I am so sorry to #Metallica and all their fans,” she wrote. “I am told I didn’t say their names during the intro. Love you Metallica. You rock.”
— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) February 13, 2017
Adding to the fan’s fury was the fact the band’s lead singer, James Hetfield, also had mic problems during the performance with Gaga.
Despite all the criticism, though, Cox didn’t dwell on the error for long, and shortly after her apology she proudly posted a photo with Beyoncé.
“This finally happened,” she wrote alongside a snap of her posing with the pregnant singer. “I was so beside myself with joy, wonderment and awe of the majestic that is the queen I forgot to hold in my stomach and give you face. But I met #queenbey y'all. #Grammys.”
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