Ariana Grande reportedly pulls out of Grammys ceremony over performance disagreement

Ariana Grande has reportedly pulled out of this year's Grammys.

However, she has since refused to perform (or even attend the ceremony) according to reports, after she disagreed with producers.

Grande's 2018 LP, Sweetener, is nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album, while her song "God Is A Woman" is up for Best Solo Pop Performance.

A compromise was said to have been reached, with the producers conceding, saying she could perform "7 Rings" but only as part of a medley, and the second song would be chosen by them. Her follow-up album to Sweetener, thank u, next, is set to arrive two days prior to the Grammys on Friday.

The insider claimed that the "stipulations" imposed on Grande were not imposed on any other performer.

Representatives for the Recording Academy and Grande did not immediately respond to HuffPost's request for comment.

According to Variety, the 25-year-old American singer won't be performing and may not even attend the event which takes place on Sunday, 10 February. Opting to shun the BAFTAs, where she is nominated for best leading actress for A Star is Born, Gaga will be taking to the stage at the Grammys to perform her nominated song Shallow, from the Bradley Cooper-directed movie.

Grande has already released two singles from her upcoming album Thank U, Next, the title track and 7 Rings, which has already shattered records.

Considering "7 Rings" just broke Spotify's record for most streams in its first 24 hours, it's hard to argue this as a bad choice for her to perform on the live show.

With our without Ariana Grande, the 61st Annual Grammy Awards air at 8 p.m. ET on CBS this Sunday.


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