Ariana Grande To No Longer Attend The Grammys - Here’s Why!

Cristina Cross
February 8, 2019

The prestigious music event, kicking off this Sunday (February 10), will be minus one pop star due to a reported disagreement between Grande and the ceremony's producer about which song she could perform, Variety has learned.

The singer is said to have felt "insulted" after those organizing the show refused to permit her to perform "7 Rings," the latest single on her upcoming album, Thank U, Next, which is slated for release on Friday.

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Grande went on to claim that she "offered 3 different songs" but didn't ultimately feel supported by the producers. However, they reportedly wanted to choose the second song in the medley, which led to Grande pulling out of her performance.

However, like Ariana, she turned it down. I want to do it on my own terms from now on'. However, the 'Thank U, Next!' singer has a great 2019 lined up for her fans in terms of her music.

She concluded her Twitter thread by adding that she "passed a Grammy's bus with my face on it" while typing out the tweets.

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Grande, who was named Billboard's woman of the year last year, is up for two Grammys including "Best Pop Vocal Performance" for last year's "God Is A Woman" and Best Pop Vocal Album for "Sweetener" which was released last summer. Both sides were thereby at an impasse in negotiations, to which the Grammy's counteroffered Lorde a spot in the Tom Petty tribute performance.

Performers at the Grammys include Cardi B, Dolly Parton, Lady Gaga, Travis Scott, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Diana Ross, J Balvin, Camila Cabello, Brandi Carlile, Dan + Shay, H.E.R., Little Big Town, Post Malone, Chloe x Halle and Dua Lipa.

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