Ariana Grande Defends Her Decision To Walk Away From The Grammys

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"She felt like she was not being appreciated or respected as an artist so she has chose to skip the Grammys altogether", a source close to the 25-year-old singer told HollywoodLife.

Earlier this week, a report from Variety spilled the news that Ariana Grande would be skipping out on the 2019 Grammys - not just for a performance, but for attending the ceremony altogether - after a disagreement with producers.

That characterization didn't fly with Grande, though. She's not expected to attend the ceremony, though she tweeted that she is "still grateful for the acknowledgement this year".

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"We love Ariana. And she's a great artist, and she's been on many of our shows and she's very appropriately nominated this year, but you know, in putting all of these things together, there's always a lot of moving pieces and parts", he said.

Performers at the Grammys include Cardi B, Dolly Parton, Lady Gaga, Travis Scott, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Diana Ross, J Balvin, Camila Cabello, Brandi Carlile, Dan + Shay, H.E.R., Little Big Town, Post Malone, Chloe x Halle and Dua Lipa.

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Ariana Grande has accused the organisers behind the Grammy Awards of "lying" and "playing games". "It's about art and honesty".

Another wrote: "me trying to find one bad song on #thankunext" with photos of Ariana squinting her eyes as if looking for something impossible to find.

"He just comes to visit me/ When I'm dreaming every now and then".

Twitter was sent into overdrive as the album dropped, revealing that Ariana has broken iTunes US history by reaching the top spot in the fastest time recorded - a mere five minutes.

"Hope that helps everyone understand my decision", she tweeted.

The Grammys will be held on Sunday, February 10 in Los Angeles and will be hosted by Alicia Keys.

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