Published: Fri, February 08, 2019
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Ariana Grande Accuses Grammys Of 'Lying' About Why She's Not Performing

Ariana Grande Accuses Grammys Of 'Lying' About Why She's Not Performing

On Thursday the pop star - who is nominated for two awards and was expected to perform - broke her silence about the Grammys in a string of strongly worded tweets.

Ariana Grande will be noticeably absent from this weekend's Grammy Awards.

File image of Ariana Grande.

Rumor has it that the singer will no longer perform, or even attend the Grammys at all!

Grande went on to claim that she "offered 3 different songs" but didn't ultimately feel supported by the producers.

Due to a disagreement with Grammy producers over which songs she would perform, Ariana Grande, who has been featured on billboards promoting the show all over Los Angeles, not only won't be performing at the February 10 show, she will not even be attending it, according to sources close to the situation.

Grande is far from a new face on the scene, but this past year has been an especially prominent one for her. Kendrick Lamar and Drake are the top Grammy contenders, earning eight and seven nominations respectively while Brandi Carlile is up for six awards. The 25-year-old actually began her time in entertainment as an actress on the Nickelodeon show Victorious, which she soon spun into a music career. Not only that, the singer is just five weeks before her "Sweetner" tour kicks off. Music festival Coachella that takes place around April, will also see Ariana headlining a gig and her fans have been quite upbeat about it, the report suggests.

Ahead of the show, Grande's performance was heavily advertised as one of the highlights of the ceremony, which is not known for high ratings.

Moral of the story: let the woman do what she wants.

In a new interview with the Associated Press, Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich said that they had "multiple conversations" with Grande about performing but that Grande "felt it was too late for her to pull something together". Grande will release a new album, Thank U, Next, on Thursday night. Understandably, Grande felt "insulted" and informed the Grammys to delete her invitation.

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