Ariana Grande: Grammy Awards boss 'lying' about performance

Danny Woods
February 9, 2019

Grande confirmed that she had entered discussions with the Recording Academy to perform at this year's ceremony, and that the two parties could not reach on a mutual agreement to proceed.

Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich subsequently gave an interview to the Associated Press explaining that Grande was in talks to perform, but ultimately "felt it was too late for her to pull something together".

It's finally arrived. Ariana Grande's Thank U, Next album is here in full and so far the track "Ghostin" has left die-hard fans in tears over the honesty and emotional lyrics that are so clearly about her exes, Mac Miller and Pete Davidson.

"I've kept my mouth shut but now you're lying about me", she wrote. She's nominated for two awards: Her 2018 album, Sweetener, is nominated for best pop vocal album, while her hit single God Is a Woman is up for best pop solo performance.

Making matters even more tense, Grande's image is being used in billboards and advertising for the Grammy Awards which, according to sources, has angered the singer's team who feel she is being used to promote the show with no commitment to actually participate. She's not expected to attend the ceremony, though she tweeted that she is "still grateful for the acknowledgement this year".

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In another tweet Thursday, Grande said she "offered 3 different songs". Grande reportedly decided not to attend the show over those creative differences.

"Ariana did not appreciate that she did not have complete creative control over her Grammy appearance or the song she would like to sing". Not politics. Not doing favors or playing games.

She even commented on how the Grammys is using her for promotion despite spreading lies about her, saying that she passed a Grammys bus with her face on it as she was typing the tweets.

The performance would have been Grande's first since releasing her new album, Thank U, Next, which drops on Friday.

"Hope that helps everyone understand my decision".

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