When people inevitably report how irrelevant the Grammys have become, tell them to show A: a presentation by Ariana Grande.
According to a report by Variety, the singer, who would appear during the broadcast on Sunday, withdrew from the awards ceremony altogether, after a disagreement with the producers about artistic control.
Apparently, Grande had the intention of playing her new single "7 Rings" at the 61st annual ceremony, which has announced its appearance in all the weeks before the show, but felt "insulted" when the producers refused to let her play the show. song. , Anonymous sources said at the exit. The magazine Hits was the first to give the news of the clash of Grande with the producers of the Grammy for the selection of songs.
After all parties agreed to include the song of Grande's upcoming album "Thank you, next" as part of a mix, the conversations broke once again when the producers stipulated that the second song of their performance would be their choice.
The representatives of the Recording and Large Academy did not immediately respond to HuffPost's request for comments.
According to Variety, other artists who participated in the ceremony, including Camila Cabello, Miley Cyrus and Shawn Mendes, were subject to this type of scrutiny.
Grande is not the first artist to enter into conflict with the producers of the Grammys. The Recording Academy would not allow Lorde to give a solo performance of a song from his album nominated "Melodrama" at last year's ceremony despite having given a space to all male artists for the album of the year. Instead, the producers offered the New Zealand singer a place in a tribute to Tom Petty, which she rejected.
A great no-show is not exactly a good deal for the Grammys, as it is currently the reigning queen of the Billboard charts with the number one song in the country, "7 Rings" and "Thank you, next" does not stay behind.
However, Grande is still a double nominee with nominations for Best Pop Vocal Performance for the sensual "God is a Woman" and Best Pop Vocal Album for "Sweetener", which she left in the summer of 2018.
Fortunately for music fans, the ceremony will not be a pop drought thanks to Lady Gaga, who will reportedly take the stage for a performance.