Washington Post: Nancy Pelosi partied, pre-Grammys, with Chance the Rapper and Bell Biv DeVoe


Something caught our eye in a just-released photo from the exclusive annual Grammys-eve party thrown by Sony Music Chief Creative Officer Clive Davis. Among the A-plus-level musical stars (Neil Diamond, Jennifer Hudson, Bell Biv DeVoe and Chance the Rapper), right next to Mary J. Blige, is House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.).

Although Pelosi was the only non-musician in the photo, she sorta looked the part — Pelosi and Blige are striking mirrored hand-on-hip poses.

Pelosi, it turns out, is a regular guest at the Beverly Hilton hotel shindig, which is known in the music biz as the most-coveted invite of all the Grammy parties. At this year’s event, the California Democrat introduced Davis, praising his work on HIV/AIDS and promoting the arts. “The arts have immense power to shift the national conversation,” Pelosi said, according to a transcript of her remarks.

And one funny line: “Did you see those photos of President Obama enjoying kitesurfing?” she asked, referring to the former president’s recent post-White House vacation, to cheers from the audience. “I think President Obama is the only person who’s happy that Obama isn’t president anymore.”