What does one do when one is the only woman nominated for Album of the Year at the 2018 Grammys, and yet is the only one not allowed to perform solo? In Lorde’s case, the answer appears to be sneaking a flask into the awards ceremony. The Melodrama singer sat in the front row holding a cherry red container that perfectly matched her Valentino gown and lip. She got the memo about (monochromatic looks.
During a brief interlude, Lorde used the flask to punctuate her applause.
The Grammys and flasks do have a history. In fact, last year Rihanna attended the 2017 Grammys with and brought a diamond-encrusted flask along for the occasion. And lest we misconstrue how she really felt about the ceremony, RiRi made sure to preserve the moment on Instagram: “I think it’s time for a shot,” she says to her assistant, before taking said shot from the flask. A truly Louvre-worthy occurrence.