Ariana Grande has reportedly pulled out of this 12 months’s Grammys.
The 25-year-old, who has been nominated for Finest Pop Vocal Efficiency (“God Is a Girl”) and Finest Pop Vocal Album (Sweetener), was on account of carry out on the Feb. 10 ceremony in Los Angeles. Nevertheless, Selection reported the singer felt “insulted” after producers refused to let her carry out sure songs.
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The publication acknowledged she was initially informed she couldn’t carry out her newest hit “7 Rings”, earlier than being informed she might belt out the monitor as a part of a medley. Nevertheless, Grande was then stated to have pulled out altogether after producers insisted “the second track be of their selecting.” The supply reportedly stated such guidelines weren’t imposed on different performers on the present.
On Thursday, Grande connected a press release from Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich revealed by The Related Press. “Because it turned out once we lastly received to the purpose the place we thought possibly it might work, she felt it was too late for her to tug one thing collectively for certain,” Ehrlich stated.
Ehlrich’s take is one thing Grande wholeheartedly disagrees with. “I’ve saved my mouth shut however now you’re mendacity about me,” Grande tweeted. “I can pull collectively a efficiency in a single day and you realize that, Ken. it was when my creativity and self-expression [were] stifled by you that I made a decision to not attend. I hope the present is precisely what you need it to be and extra.”
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“Any f**king approach,” Grande concluded her Twitter rant.
Ehrlich responded to Grande’s accusations in an interview with Rolling Stone throughout Grammys weekend. “I noticed these tweets and what she stated. I assume it was a shock,” Erhlich stated. “I’ll say this, and so they don’t need me to say it however I’m going to say it: The factor that in all probability bothered me greater than no matter else she stated about me is when she stated I’m not collaborative.
“The actual fact of the matter is — and I really wrote a little bit factor in the midst of the night time that I’m not going to do something about, however, I imply. You possibly can ask Christina Aguilera, who I requested to do ‘It’s a Man’s World’ for James Brown,” he continued. “You possibly can ask Melissa Etheridge, who completed her most cancers remedy and I put her out on stage, bald, doing Janis Joplin. You possibly can ask Ricky Martin who in a single day grew to become the creator of the Latin music revolution. Ask Mary J. Blige, who was scared shitless to go on the market and do ‘No Extra Drama.’ I principally labored along with her to mildew it. Ask H.E.R. who’s on this present.”
“I don’t know if I’m good at anything, however I perceive artists and I can hear different artists in an artist,” the Grammys producer continued. “I don’t say to individuals, ‘That is what it is best to do.’ I method it casually and say, hey, this may be a good suggestion, let’s discover one thing within the center.”
An analogous factor occurred with Lorde finally 12 months’s ceremony, with bosses reportedly refusing to let her carry out a track from her Melodrama album. They as an alternative supplied her a spot through the Tom Petty tribute, which she declined.
ET Canada has reached out to Grande’s rep and a Grammys spokesperson for remark.