Announcing she would not be performing, Grammys organiser Ken Ehrlich said Grande could not "pull something together" last-minute for the show, triggering a robust response from the singer. Recent reports indicated Grande pulled out of the show after creative conflicts, and long-time producer of the show Ken Ehrlich told The Associated Press the reason was that the singer felt it was "too late to pull something together".
Images of the record-smashing singer have featured on billboards in Los Angeles promoting the gala, which will air Sunday from 5.00pm (9am Malaysia Time).
The pop princess's fifth album sees the star sharpen her brand of bubblegum pop with a biting personal edge. Having befriended the couple, they invite her to a house party and she shows up having ditched her blonde hair in favor of a black, tightly-pulled ponytail that makes her look exactly like her love interest's new girlfriend. She appears attracted to him but notices he came with his girlfriend. She accused the producer-director of "lying" and blamed him for trying to curb her artistic vision. "That's not what music is to me", she concluded.More news: Spieth trending in ‘right direction’ ahead of Pebble Beach
During her track Thank U, Next, Ari was keen to tell her fanbase that she'd moved on from her boyfriend Pete Davidson with herself and was putting number one first while recovering from their split. "I'm so proud of you for standing up to those antiquated old farts who produce the #Grammy Awards telecast and run the Recording Academy". "But we realized that you might need some space", NASA tweeted. "It was when my creativity & self expression was stifled by you, that I decided not to attend".
On paper, it's everything I dislike about modern pop music-cloying lyrics about exes accompanied by a grating, sing-song-y refrain, all wrapped up in the "nice girl with a bad side" package that every major pop star seems to be pushing these past few years.
Despite being on the original line up, fans were disappointed after hearing the sad news that Grande is not taking the stage for the award's night.