Pictured: a photo of Ariana Grande sleeping during The Grammys because she’s salty about her new song.
Variety is reporting that Ariana will sit out the Alicia Keys-hosted Grammy Awards this Sunday, because the mean people who work there won’t let her mumble sing 7 Rings during the broadcast. Girl, just get up there and do it, we don’t know what the hell you’re singing 90% of the time anyhow.
Apparently the producers of the Grammys have been using Ari to promote the thing, with her face up on billboards all around Los Angeles, but the gag is: she will not be performing and she also has no intention of even showing up.
One source tells Variety that Ariana is “insulted” that producers won’t let her sing that hot-The Sound Of Music-meets the sluttiest stripper in the club-bop. Ariana was halfway to a compromise when the producers told her she could perform 7 Rings as part of a medley, but when they told her they would get to choose the other song, she picked up her polyester ponytail and left. Ariana is nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance for her song God Is A Woman and also Best Pop Vocal Album for Sweetener.
The source says that Ariana was the only artist being singled out in terms of her performance, but reps for the Grammys had no immediate comment. This apparently also happened to Lorde last year when they didn’t let her sing a song from Melodrama–which was nominated for Album Of The Year–and instead offered her a part in the Tom Petty tribute.
This is dry AF and a slap in the face for Ariana, because she has been killing it at the hit-game recently, with Thank U, Next and 7 Rings both breaking streaming records.
Well Ari, I’m sorry you won’t get to mumble talk sweetly into a microphone on the Grammys this year. Maybe if you hadn’t cast The Devil in your music video you’d have better luck?