Ariana Grande, an American singer and songwriter, has revealed why she decided not to perform or attend the Grammy Awards today.
AN24 had reported earlier that the singer had a disagreement with Grammy producers over what song she would perform during the show, according to Variety.
Giving reasons for the development, she said: “I have kept my mouth shut, but now you’re lying about me. I can pull together a performance overnight and you know that Ken,” Ariana tweeted, in response to an Associated Press article quoting Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich as saying that the Recording Academy had been talking with the pop star for the past month about possibly performing, but that “she felt it was too late for her to pull something together.”
Earlier reports, meanwhile, claimed that the singer and the Grammys had a disagreement over song choice: the former wished to perform her latest single, “7 Rings”; Ken, other songs.
“I offered three different songs. It’s about collaboration. It’s about feeling supported,” Ariana stressed.
“It was when my creativity and self-expression was stifled by you that I decided not to attend. I hope the show is exactly how you want it to be and more,” she explained.
Grande added that this issue isn’t about “politics,” but “art and honesty.” “Not doing favours or playing games,” she said. “It’s just a game Y’all… And I’m sorry, but that’s not what music is to me.”