Published: Sat, February 09, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Ariana Grande fires back at Grammys boss over ceremony snub story

Ariana Grande fires back at Grammys boss over ceremony snub story

"We never got that far with her, and it's too bad", he continues. She's a great artist.

A similar theme emerges on "Ghostin, '" on which she sings about suffering through the loss of a love while it affects her current partner, an obvious reference to the sudden and tragic death of her ex-boyfriend Mac Millerwhile she was engaged to Davidson. It was when my creativity and self-expression was stifled by you, that I decided not to attend.

She added: "I offered three different songs".

Twitter users came out in force to voice their support for the album with one user calling the album the best he had ever heard and another crediting the 25-year-old with single-handedly saving pop music.

"I've kept my mouth shut but now you're lying about me", Grande wrote in her first tweet.

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Kelly is a multiplatinum R&B star who has not only notched multiple hits for himself but also many high-profile performers. Despite numerous allegations, Kelly has never been convicted of a crime, with a number of cases being settled out of court.

Ariana responded to a question on Twitter from a fan who asked her just how she's feeling now that her tape has been released. She's not expected to attend the ceremony, though she tweeted that she is "still grateful for the acknowledgement this year".

The 7 Rings singer said she is not prepared to engage in "playing games" with organisers, after comments made by Ehrlich in which he claimed Grande could not "pull something together" last-minute for the show. "It's just a game y'all...and I'm sorry but that's not what music is to me", tweeted the pop star.

Although she won't be hitting the Grammy stage, Grande will be kicking off her "Sweetener World Tour", which includes a headlining appearance at Coachella. "It's about art and honesty", Ariana said. She can prepare an act "overnight", thank you very much!

Some of these perceived biases have been percolating for some time but especially in the previous year following remarks last January by Recording Academy president Neil Portnow that women need to "step up" to gain more recognition at music events like Grammys.

The ceremony takes place this Sunday night, February 10.

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