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Hillary Was Great, but We Want a 'Fire and Fury' Audiobook by Cardi B

"This how he lives his life?"

by Drew Schwartz
Jan 29 2018, 3:47pm

In a last-minute attempt to win 2018's Best Spoken Word Album that doubled as a weird audition for the upcoming Fire and Fury TV show, James Cordon rounded up a bunch of celebs to read passages from Michael Wolff's explosive book for the Grammys on Sunday night.

The pre-taped segment featured everyone from John Legend, DJ Khaled, Snoop Dogg, Cher, and Cardi B reading about the dysfunctional mess that is the Trump White House. But last in the lineup was a surprise appearance from Hillary Clinton, who apparently took a break from walking her dog in the woods or whatever to read about the president's "longtime fear of being poisoned" and his weird obsession with McDonald's.

"That's it, we've got it, that's the one," Corden said.

"You think so?" Clinton asked. "The Grammy's in the bag?"

Clinton seemed to be hoping to follow in Obama and Jimmy Carter's footsteps, both of whom have taken home Grammys for the Best Spoken Word Album. In the end, though, it was Carrie Fisher who ended up winning the award posthumously for her memoir The Princess Diarist.

For what it's worth, Corden might have done better by just having Cardi B read the whole thing.

"If Trump was not having his 6:30 dinner with Steve Bannon, then more to his liking he was in bed by that time with a cheeseburger," the singer read. "Why am I even reading this shit? I can't believe this. I can't believe that he really... this how he lives his life?"

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This article originally appeared on VICE US.