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Spotted on the Grammy carpet, a baby and a grandmother

January 29, 2018
Norma Halmon, grandmother of singer SZA, arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Nekesa Moody)

NEW YORK (AP) — Youth and age crossed on the Grammy red carpet when SZA’s grandmother and DJ Khaled’s son arrived about the same time, one in a wheelchair and one in a stroller.

Both had a good reason to be there — they had roles in their family’s Grammy-nominated albums.

DJ Khaled’s 15-month-old Asahd was cradled by his dad and was dressed in a maroon crushed-velvet tuxedo just like his father, who called the boy, “My partner in crime, my best friend, my biggest blessing.” Asahd appears on the cover of his dad’s platinum-selling album, “Grateful.”

Nearby, Norma Halmon, came from St. Louis, even though she’s in her 90s and hates flying. “This is a huge deal for her,” said SZA. Both her mother and grandmother narrate parts of the album “Ctrl.”

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This story corrects spelling to DJ Khaled.