Announcing she would not be performing, Grammys organiser Ken Ehrlich said Grande could not "pull something together" last-minute for the show, triggering a robust response from the singer.
When Grammys Producer Ken Ehrlrich was questioned about Grande's role in the ceremony during an interview with the Associated Press on Thursday, Ehrlrich said Grande "felt it was too late for her to pull something together".
Ariana Grande has released two successful albums within six months, announced a tour and broke streaming records with her hit singles "thank u, next" and "7 rings". This theory also explains why the girlfriend in Grande's video looks so much like the singer, with mirror images enabling her to articulate that she needs time to love herself. "Not politics. Not doing favours or playing games", Grande added to her 60 million Twitter followers.
And now, Ariana has broken her silence on the matter, claiming producers of the event refused to allow her to show her "creativity", despite her offering up "three different songs" that she could perform.
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Janelle Monáe, Brandi Carlile , Kacey Musgraves, H.E.R., Maren Morris, Dan + Shay, and Little Big Town will also grace the stage. When do the 2019 Grammy Awards start? Kendrick Lamar leads the pack with eight total nominations, followed by Drake with seven.
"It's about collaboration. It's about feeling supported", Grande tweeted.
The sultry new vid sees Ariana Grande get hot and steamy with a young woman, despite it seeming as though she's had her eyes firmly set upon a hunky man, played by Riverdale's Charles Melton, throughout. If you believe the rumors, the pop star apparently felt "insulted" after the Grammys production team did not allow her to perform her new hit, "7 rings". But I, for one, can't stop thinking about Grande's new ode to space: "NASA".
Ariana Grande's song "Thank U, Next" blew up the charts when it was released last November. Lady Gaga, Cardi B and Childish Gambino are also up for a handful of awards, with female performers boasting a heavy presence in top categories after being largely snubbed a year ago.
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