Washington: American singer Ariana Grande hit back at Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich for his that her absence from the show was due to it being ‘too late for her to pull something together.”
The ‘7 Rings’ singer said took to twitter and wrote” “I’ve kept my mouth shut but now you’re lying about me. I can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken. It was when my creativity and self-expression was stifled by you, that I decided not to attend. I hope the show is exactly what you want it to be and more.”
Grande further said that she did suggest performing to some songs but it could not work out because of politics.
“I offered three different songs 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,” she said.
Grande also tagged a media report in her tweet which quotes Ehrlich as saying, “As it turned out when we finally got the point where we thought maybe it would work, she felt it was too late for her to pull something together for sure. And it’s too bad. She’s a great artist. And I’d love to get her in the show this year.”
What complicates the matter is that Grande’s image is being constantly used in advertising for the Grammy Awards. This, according to Variety sources, has not gone down well with the singer and her team, who feel that she is being wrongly used to promote the show she is not even attending.