Published: Sun, February 10, 2019
Culture&Arts | By Drew Collins

Ariana Grande says Grammys are lying about why she's not performing

Ariana Grande says Grammys are lying about why she's not performing

And now, Grande has broken her silence on the matter, claiming producers of the event refused to allow her to show her creativity, despite her offering up three different songs that she could perform.

Less than a year after releasing Sweetener, Ariana Grande has delivered on her promise to release music like a rapper, with singles aplenty and now her latest album, thank u, next. "I can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken", Grande wrote on Twitter Thursday.

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The music video, which goes along with her latest hit, "Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored", was released early Friday morning, but it already has nearly 8 million views.

Making matters even more tense, Grande's image is being used in billboards and advertising for the Grammy Awards which, according to sources, has angered the singer's team who feel she is being used to promote the show with no commitment to actually participate.

In addition to the "thank u, next" album drop, Grande also released a music video for the song "break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored", which had a widely talked about twist ending.

Performers at the Grammys include Cardi B, Dolly Parton, Lady Gaga, Travis Scott, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Diana Ross, J Balvin, Camila Cabello, Brandi Carlile, Dan + Shay, H.E.R., Little Big Town, Post Malone, Chloe x Halle and Dua Lipa. As the name suggests, Ariana wants the couple to break up because she seems to be interested in one of them. "It's about collaboration. It's about feeling supported. It's about art and honesty", Ariana said.

By the time the show begins on Sunday evening, her fifth album, Thank U, Next will no doubt be topping the charts.

ARIANA GRANDE hinted at the upheaval in her private life as she released her highly anticipated album Thank U, Next. I like Ariana Grande, too.

ET Canada has reached out to Grande's rep and a Grammys spokesperson for comment. "I don't say to people, 'This is what you should do.' I approach it casually and say, hey, this might be a good idea, let's find something in the middle", he said.

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