DaBaby's Senior-Assisted Grammys Performance Leaves Fans Confused

Rapper DaBaby took to the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards stage on Sunday night to perform "ROCKSTAR," but viewers were more focused on the background than his music.

Though his musical talents were front and center, a group of older women in choir robes sung behind him. Their appearance onstage has already caused viewers to share numerous memes online.

The identities of the choir-robe-clad singers are unknown, but their presence on the stage could rival pop cultural moments past. (Left Shark, anyone?)

In this image released on March 14, DaBaby performs onstage during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California and broadcast on March 14, 2021. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Twitter users were confused as to why the women had a place on the stage. In the background, they stood mainly in darkness as they danced along with the lyrics. Their black robes even brought in some comparisons to Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Margaret Atwood.

is this dababy performance a ruth bader ginsburg tribute

— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) March 15, 2021

why these old ladies hitting it i'm screaming

— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) March 15, 2021

Telling everyone that’s Margaret Atwood backing up DaBaby. Could be right, could be wrong. pic.twitter.com/j8aNvcvzEZ

— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) March 15, 2021

Other jokes, even from notable names like Tyler Oakly, brought thoughts of Reality TV—from Shark Tank to Judge Judy—to the forefront.

barbara from shark tank singing backup for dababy alright! #GRAMMYs

— tyler oakley (@tyleroakley) March 15, 2021

It’s the court room judges in DaBaby performance for me 👏🏾#GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/jDPf1XBwom

— Tani Tan (@tanitantan1) March 15, 2021

DaBaby got the Supreme Court justices performing in the back, iconic #Grammys pic.twitter.com/8bvvOPO5R4

— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) March 15, 2021

Anyone else catch Madam Hooch in the background of DaBaby's performance? #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/u9wrVegyPk

— Dianna Cowern (@thephysicsgirl) March 15, 2021

It looks like DaBaby brought the Supreme Court with him to the #GRAMMYs.


— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) March 15, 2021

These old white women behind DaBaby 💀 #Grammys pic.twitter.com/hVyv2hYWYC

— nosa sosa (@sensaational_) March 15, 2021

DaBaby performing with SCOTUS? pic.twitter.com/LTfYhUWKuz

— blinding lights (@BEYUPDATES2) March 15, 2021

Putting Grammies back in the Grammys #DaBaby pic.twitter.com/Uh7F5KUbSq

— AMH (@angela0mc) March 15, 2021

Other memes compared DaBaby's violin player to Ariana Grande because of the musician's high-ponytail, as well as her short, white dress that resembled Grande's tour outfits.

DaBaby was nominated for four Grammy awards on Sunday night, including Best Rap Performance for "BOP," Best Melodic Rap Performance for "ROCKSTAR," Best Rap Song for "ROCKSTAR" and Record of the Year for "ROCKSTAR."

The rapper lost all four categories on Sunday night. Best Melodic Rap Performance went to Anderson.Paak, who won for "Lockdown." Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song were also lost to Megan Thee Stallion's "Savage (feat. Beyoncé)," and Record of the Year went to Billie Eilish for "Everything I Wanted."

DaBaby has no previous Grammy wins to his name, either, but he was nominated for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song in 2019—both for the song "Suge."

Sunday night's Grammy Awards began with the Best New Artist award, which rapper Megan Thee Stallion took home. The show began with musical performances from guests including Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, HAIM, Black Pumas, DaBaby, Bad Bunny and Dua Lipa.

Styles kicked off the evening's performances, and he also set off the first big wave of memes when he stepped onto the Grammy stage wearing a green boa. During the performance, Style took off the scarf and threw it behind him to reveal a leather suit. Fans of Styles took to Twitter to praise the singer's green boa scarf and sense of style.

Later, when Styles stepped onto the stage to accept the Best Pop Solo Performance award for his song "Watermelon Sugar," he was wearing a purple boa. Fans applauded his commitment to the fashion accessory.

harry styles walked down the red carpet wearing a purple feather boa AND NONE OF THE LIVESTREAMS CAUGHT IT???? THATS YOUR JOB, THATS YOUR FOOKIN JOB-

— charis (@louslilshit) March 15, 2021

Only a gorgeous man like @Harry_Styles could pull off a green feather boa. #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/7kbBJZpLBY

— Paramount+ (@paramountplus) March 15, 2021

harry styles giving us very cher from clueless but also giving us a a sharpay evens tease with the feather boa. as he should 😌🤝 #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/h7iM5A3Rkq

— ミ☆ (@notearsnaya) March 15, 2021

.@Harry_Styles' boa. That's it. That's the tweet. ♥️ #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/6qEwIc3y2R

— iHeartRadio (@iHeartRadio) March 15, 2021

i'm going to black out and wake up tomorrow with 15 feather boas i express shipped to my house tangled in my sheets and i fully blame one harry edward styles

— emma lord (@dilemmalord) March 15, 2021

Updated 3/15/2021, 12:13 a.m. ET: This article was updated to include DaBaby's Grammy losses on Sunday night.