Then they looked a little closer and realized it was all due to Ariana Grande's new album - not the latest asteroid or Mars news. "Yeah, I'ma call you over here to numb the pain (Are you done?)/I got a bad idea (Uh-huh)/Forget about it, yeah, forget about him, yeah/Forget about me", the song goes. She felt "insulted" after producers initially refused to allow her to perform "7 rings", the latest single from her next album. "I can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken", tweeted Grande.
Despite these creative obstacles, Ariana has chose to not let her fans bear the brunt of this.
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"She felt like she was not being appreciated or respected as an artist so she has made a decision to skip the Grammys altogether", a source close to the 25-year-old singer told HollywoodLife. It's about collaboration. It's about feeling supported.
Ariana Grande weathered many difficulties a year ago. "And I'd love to get her in the show this year".
★★★★☆ Something happens to artists at the top of their game - or something happens to the public's perception of them - which means that, for a brief period, everything they do just seems to brim with confidence and relevance.
By the time the show begins on Sunday evening, her fifth album, Thank U, Next will no doubt be topping the charts.