Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift to skip the Grammys

by Dwayne Torres February 8, 2019, 0:54
Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift to skip the Grammys

The news of Grande's dispute with the Grammys over song choice was first reported by Hits.

Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift are reportedly planning to skip the Grammy Awards on Sunday.

File image of Ariana Grande.

The "breathin" singer has confirmed she will not be attending the Grammys over a disagreement with producer Ken Ehrlich and his team. She followed that with "Imagine" and "7 Rings", the latter of which broke Spotify's record for most plays within a 24-hour period.

And because their demands for Ari's performance at this year's ceremony were so, erm, Grande, she has pulled the, erm, Grande move of backing out of the show.

During an interview with Billboard past year, Ariana made it very clear that she is not a pushover in the industry. "And I'd love to get her in the show this year".

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She's also sure to be hoping for success at the music awards - as she's up for five gongs.

Ahead of the show, Grande's performance was heavily advertised as one of the highlights of the ceremony, which is not known for high ratings.

Ehrlich's AP statement didn't sit well with the former child star, who unleashed her side of the story online. After some deliberation, Grande and the producers came to some kind of agreement, which allowed her to perform "7 Rings" in a medley of songs, but the situation reached an impasse when the Grammy's insisting upon choosing the 2nd song in her medley. Her follow-up album to Sweetener, thank u, next, is set to arrive two days prior to the Grammys on Friday.

An insider reportedly told Variety that Grande was "insulted" by the way she was treated.

She's been nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance for God Is A Woman and Best Pop Vocal Album for Sweetener.

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