Grammys Host LL Cool J Teases Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Controversial’ Performance (Video)

“That’s what art is about … not about whether you agree or disagree, it’s about it stimulating conversation,” rapper tells TheWrap

Grammys host LL Cool J teased some of this year’s performances for TheWrap, including Lady Gaga‘s David Bowie tribute and a “controversial” turn on stage by rapper Kendrick Lamar.

Taylor Swift is opening the show, but then we have everyone from Rihanna to Lady Gaga to Adele,” the host told TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell.

Gaga will be performing a David Bowie tribute on Monday’s awards show, where LL Cool J will be serving as host for the fifth straight year.

“Kendrick Lamar is going to do something very controversial,” the host added. “And that’s what art is about. It’s not about whether you agree or disagree, it’s about it stimulating conversation and provoking people to have conversations about society.”

Lamar’s album “To Pimp a Butterfly” is up for 11 awards at this year’s show, the most of any artist. Among the categories he’s nominated in are Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance.

“I think it’ll be a lot of fun this year. I think people will be blown away,” LL added. “So many artists doing so many great things.”

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles Monday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

Check local listings for other time zones, as music’s biggest night has the option of airing live on the west coast for the first time ever.