Ariana Grande Puts Grammys on Blast for ‘Stifling’ Her Self Expression, ‘Lying’ About Her
Ariana Grande isn't thrilled about the Recording Academy's claims that she supposedly "felt it was too late for her to pull [a performance] together" for the 2019 Grammy Awards.
On Twitter Thursday (Feb. 7), the pop star slammed Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich after The Associated Press published a statement in which he claimed the Sweetener singer was unable to prepare in time for a performance at the ceremony.
"I’ve kept my mouth shut but now you’re lying about me," Grande tweeted. "I can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken. It was when my creativity & self expression was stifled by you, that I decided not to attend. I hope the show is exactly what you want it to be and more."
Grande added that she "offered [to perform] 3 different songs," continuing, "It’s about collaboration. It’s about feeling supported. It’s about art and honesty. Not politics. Not doing favors or playing games. It’s just a game y’all.. and I'm sorry but that’s not what music is to me."
In another tweet, she wrote that she "passed a Grammy’s bus with my face on it typing those," and that she hopes fans "understand [her] decision."
"I am still grateful for the acknowledgement this year," she concluded, referencing her two Grammy nominations this year, for Best Pop Solo Performance ("God Is a Woman") and Best Pop Vocal Album (Sweetener).
And that's that on that. Grande's new album, thank u, next, drops at midnight tonight (Friday, Feb. 8).