On Wednesday night, Bill Gates, Tim Cook, Gabby Giffords, and director Taika Waititi were all among the notable performers to perform at theTime100Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center, where Mary J. Blige and Miranda Lambert performed.
Simu Liu, who plays Shang-Chi in Legend of the Ten Rings, welcomed guests to what he called the Met Ball for Nerds, and poked fun at himself by saying, "I am not even one of the 100 most influential people in the Marvel Universe." But let''s be honest, they probably couldn''t get Pete Davidson.
(Davidson was also on the list of international bigwigs, but he wasn''t at the event.)
Liu was able to playfully roast the living room.
Amanda Seyfried commented that he was halfway through her Hulu hit The Drop Out, saying that I feel like things are really looking up for Elizabeth Holmes. I cant wait to see how things go for her. (Theranos shadier Holmes was convicted of fraud).
Liu aimed at Elon Musk, who didn''t attend, noting that the room was packed with people who might disrupt the stock market with a single tweet, adding, Elon if you are staying at home, youre not the only one who would do that. Youre just the only one who wants it.
Liu, who is well known for giving Boba tea, was given permission to try some of Gates'' products, claiming that I just honestly cannot know what billionaires drink. Im assuming a liquid NFT or Web 3 beverage, reminding Gates of the Tapioca drink, don''t forget to chew.
Ariana DeBose, singer Jazmine Sullivan, Ukrainian journalist Sevgil Musayeva, and Questlove ate some. Quinta Brunson of Abbot Elementary said: "It''s a pleasure to pay more money than you."
A video captures a moving speech by Ukrainian President Vladimir Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Miranda Lambert was spooked on stage singing for the glittery crowd. After she got off the stage, she was heard saying that she was putting her whole room on their feet. Mary J. Blige walked away with her song Family Affair.
Due to technical difficulties with the cameras filming for the TV special, re-singing a song and then exiting the stage, she had to replay a portion of her set.
As cameras flopped, they missed holding her down the stairs wearing heels and a tie, looking around to ask anyone else if she is going to assist me.