Usher and Sheila E. led the tribute, as FKA twigs danced on a pole, then crossed the stage and basically used Usher as a pole.
Twitter was up in arms that FKA twigs wasn't given a chance to sing, and users voiced their opinions rather loudly.
The artist responded to her fans' criticism, admitting she wanted to sing but wasn't asked. Nevertheless, she described the performance as "an honour."
of course i wanted to sing at the grammys. i wasn't asked this time but hopefully in the future. none the less what an honour. congratulations to all winners x— FKA twigs (@FKAtwigs) January 27, 2020
See what she was responding to below.
So, FKA twigs is being reduced to a Usher backup dancer right now? pic.twitter.com/bvLdkuCVKv— Pu†o (ง︡'-'︠)ง (@GarbageTaint) January 27, 2020
not fka twigs releasing a great record 2 months ago just for her to be usher's back up dancer in a performance for a man that died like 5 years ago... why #grammys 😭— Lady Gaga Facts (@LGMonsterFacts) January 27, 2020
Not a fan of FKA Twigs being reduced to a pole dancer while Usher sings, even if it is a Prince tribute #GRAMMYs— Vanessa Friedman (@VVFriedman) January 27, 2020
The audacity of featuring FKA Twigs in a Prince tribute and not having her sing pic.twitter.com/WuhhqpZfSf— Rose Dommu (@rosedommu) January 27, 2020
imagine making the decision to not let FKA Twigs sing anything at all— rob sheffield (@robsheff) January 27, 2020
FKA Twigs has never been less utilized effectively— steven j. horowitz (@speriod) January 27, 2020