Ariana Grande has no time for this Grammy producer's excuses

Ariana Grande. Photo. (Getty images/Gallo images)
Ariana Grande. Photo. (Getty images/Gallo images)

Los Angeles — Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich said the show had multiple conversations with Ariana Grande about possibly performing on Sunday but the singer "felt it was too late for her to pull something together, a claim the chart-topper has since disputed. 

This follows a report earlier this week by Variety that Grande had a disagreement with Grammy producers on which songs she would perform, so she pulled out. 

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Ehrlich told The Associated Press that Grande isn't performing at the Grammys and that the Recording Academy wanted her to perform after having "conversations over the past month or so."

Grande fired back on Twitter on Thursday, saying "i've kept my mouth shut but now you're lying about me."

"As it turned out when we finally got the point where we thought maybe it would work, she felt it was too late for her to pull something together for sure," Ehrlich said in the interview. 

But Grande wrote on Twitter that she "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," she continued.

In another tweet Thursday, Grande said she "offered 3 different songs."

"It's about collaboration. it's about feeling supported. it's about art and honesty. not politics. not doing flavors or playing games. it's just a game y'all.. and i'm sorry but that's not what music is to me."

A representative for Ehrlich didn't immediately reply to an email seeking comment. A representative for the singer didn't return an email seeking comment.

Grande has been featured on billboards promoting Sunday's show, airing live on CBS from the Staples Centre in Los Angeles. She's nominated for two awards: Her 2018 album, Sweetener, is nominated for best pop vocal album, while her hit single God Is a Woman is up for best pop solo performance. Grande will release a new album, Thank U, Next, on Friday.


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