Thank u Next Grammys


Ariana Grande pulled out of performing at the Grammy Awards ceremony after colliding with the show’s producers. The singer appeared on billboards across the United States promoting the Grammys, which took place on Sunday February 2, 10 days after the release of her new album Thank u Next.

Sources told Variety that Grande felt “insulted” by producers who initially refused to allow her to perform her new single 7 Rings. After coming to a compromise allowing Grande to perform the single as part of a medley, the 25-year-old cancelled completely as producers wanted to choose the second song she would play. The source claims that stipulations were not placed on other performers at the show.

Grammys producer, Ken Ehrlich, then told the Associated Press that the singer had dropped out because she “felt it was too late for her to pull something together.” Ari later took to Twitter to publicly dispute that lack of time was the deciding factor. Ariana Grande has accused the organizers behind the Grammy Awards of “lying” and “playing games”.

“I’ve kept my mouth shut but now you’re lying about me. I offered three different songs. It’s about collaboration. It’s about feeling supported. It’s about art and honesty,” the singer wrote on Twitter, “I can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken. I hope the show is exactly what you want it to be and more.”

Ariana Grande’s decision not to perform is the latest blow for organizers of this year’s event. Grande has been nominated in two major Grammy categories, including Best Pop Vocal Performance for God is a Woman and Best Pop Vocal Album for Sweetener.

“It was when my creativity and self expression was stifled by you, that I decided not to attend,” she added.

Ariana Grande ended up winning a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album: Sweetener although she did not attend or perform this year. Grande’s beef with the Recording Academy appears to be growing despite her win Sunday night for best pop vocal album. The story is remarkably similar to that of Lorde last year, when the singer pulled out of performing altogether after the Grammy producers said the singer would not be allowed to perform a song from her second album Melodrama. Even though, the song was nominated for Album of the Year and would have been performed a Tom Petty tribute.

Nicki Minaj also had some things to say about the Grammy’s producer backing up Ariana Grande’s claim.

“I pissed off the same man Ariana just called out for lying. Grammy producer KEN. I was bullied into staying quiet for 7 years out of fear. But I’ll tell my fans the REAL on the next episode of #QueenRadio they deserve the truth. Also, CONGRATS to everyone who won last night. 🙏🏼”

Stay tuned to hear Nicki Minaj spill the tea. In a series of since-deleted tweets, the Thank u, Next artist expressed frustration that the family of her late ex-boyfriend Mac Miller was invited to the Grammys despite the fact that Miller would lose out in his category best rap album Swimming to Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy.

“F—,” she tweeted, as Cardi B was announced the winner. “Trash,” she continued, and “literal bulls—.” At first, some thought she was referring to Cardi’s win, but Grande later clarified that it had “nothing to do w her.”

“Good for her. i promise. i’m sorry,” she wrote. When a fan called Cardi “trash,” she replied, “she’s not at all and that’s not what i meant and u know that.”

She then responded to a fan’s tweet explaining that Miller’s family was invited to the ceremony only to watch him lose in which she considered a very disrespectful action to the late rapper.

“Y’all invited Mac’s parents out and you didn’t give him an award, are y’all DUMB? @RecordingAcademy,” a fan tweeted.

Grande responded and expressed her disappointment about Mac’s loss, specifically with regards to the fact that Mac’s parents were in attendance writing, “this. this is what i meant. karen was gonna have a green suit made,” referring to Miller’s mother, Karen Meyers.

“I feel like ariana truly didn’t mean any harm to cardi. She was more upset that mac didn’t win because they invited his parents and everything. why invite his parents if he wasn’t going to win?” senior, Diana Alvarez said.

Though he did not win, Miller was honored during the Memorial segment of the show. His parents, Karen Meyer and Mark McCormick, were also in attendance. In a video from backstage posted to Instagram, Cardi said, “I read an article that Mac Miller’s family said that if he don’t win, they wanted me to win, so I’m sharing this Grammy with you, mother——! Rest in peace!” Grande liked the post, sharing three black heart emojis in the comments section.