By Chux Odoh
American singer, Ariana Grande, has fired at Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich for his explanation on why she’s not performing at Sunday’s ceremony.
In a series of Twitter posts on Thursday evening, Grande specifically faulted an article where Ehrlich was quoted saying she was not able to “pull together” a performance in time.
The 26 years old pop star said: “I’ve kept my mouth shut but now you’re lying about me, I can pull together a performance overnight [sic] and you know that, Ken. it was when my creativity & self-expression was stifled by you, that i decided not to attend.”
Grande’s decision to absent herself from the awards ceremony became public on Wednesday following disagreements with producers over performing her latest single “7 Rings.”
She’s nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance for her single “God Is a Woman” and Best Pop Vocal Album for “Sweetener.”
“I offered 3 different songs,” she said in a follow-up tweet. “It’s about collaboration. it’s about feeling supported. it’s about art and honesty. not politics. not doing favours or playing games. it’s just a game y’all.. and i’m sorry but that’s not what music is to me.”
The singer’s mom, Joan Grande, also spoke in support of daughter, calling the promo for the awards “exploitive” as it contained songs by Ariana.
“I’m so proud of you… & as Ken stated you were never ever confirmed to perform, but yet articles state that you pulled out of the performance (WRONG) ALSO, knowing there was no agreement to perform, [Ariana is] in all the ads for the show, that’s exploitive!”
Ariana’s new album, also entitled “Thank U, Next,” dropped earlier today