Ariana Grande Reportedly Withdraws From Grammys After Disagreement Over Song Choices

Ariana Grande Reportedly Withdraws From Grammys After Disagreement Over Song Choices

Sources have reportedly revealed that singer Ariana Grande will neither be performing at the show, nor even attending it.

An insider tells Variety that Grande felt "Insulted" after producers initially refused to allow her to perform "7 Rings," the latest single from her forthcoming album "Thank U, Next" (which arrives Friday, two days before the Grammys).

Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Ariana for comment. After some deliberation, Grande and the producers came to some kind of agreement, which allowed her to perform "7 Rings" in a medley of songs, but the situation reached an impasse when the Grammy's insisting upon choosing the 2nd song in her medley. You can see her response below.

Variety alleges that "such stipulations were not imposed on other performers at the show". They include Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Dan + Shay, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monáe, Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile, Miley Cyrus, H.E.R, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Little Big Town, Diana Ross, J Balvin, Young Thug, Ricky Martin, Arturo Sandoval, Katy Perry, Dolly Parton and Katy Perry.

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Ariana Grande could very well win her first Grammy on Sunday... but she won't be there to collect it! But the 25-year-old singer has made it clear before: she's not a pushover in this industry.

She was only nominated for two awards this year; Best Pop Vocal Album for Sweetener and Best Pop Solo Performance for "God Is A Woman".

File image of Ariana Grande.

With this development, the Grammys find themselves not only without a twice-nominated artist whom they have been using to promote the show, but also without one of the most vital artists of the moment.

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