Ariana Grande has hit back after Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich blamed her for the cancellation of her eagerly anticipated performance on Sunday night’s show.
In a Thursday interview with the Associated Press Ehrlich said the singer ‘felt it was too late for her to pull something together’, which she has now strongly refuted.
‘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,’ she wrote on Twitter at the start of a series of tweets.
‘It was when my creativity & 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.’
She then gave an insight into why her performance will not ahead.
‘I offered 3 different songs. It’s about collaboration. It’s about feeling supported. It’s about art and honesty. Not politics. Not doing favors or playing games. It’s just a game y’all.. and I’m sorry but that’s not what music is to me.’
Ariana has been heavily featured on billboards promoting Sunday’s show, airing live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
She pointed this out, writing that she: ‘passed a Grammy’s bus with my face on it typing those [tweets].’
She finished by writing: ‘Hope that helps everyone understand my decision. I am still grateful for the acknowledgement this year.’