Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich subsequently gave an interview to the Associated Press explaining that Grande was in talks to perform, but ultimately "felt it was too late for her to pull something together".
"We never got that far with her, and it's too bad", he continues.More news: Chiefs GM tells Patrick Mahomes: 'No more basketball'
"I've kept my mouth shut but now you're lying about me", Grande wrote in her first tweet.
A series of personal moments, including the death of her ex-partner Mac Miller and her break-up with fiancé Pete Davidson, prompted a quick turn-around in writing and recording.
Some of these perceived biases have been percolating for some time but especially in the past year following remarks last January by Recording Academy president Neil Portnow that women need to "step up" to gain more recognition at music events like Grammys. She had a great album. "I feel relieved n overwhelmed n grateful. thank u for everything", she responded. "& as Ken stated you were never ever confirmed to perform, but yet articles state that you pulled out of the performance (WRONG) ALSO, knowing there was no agreement to perform, [Ariana is] in all the ads for the show, that's exploitive!"More news: Darren Weir Handed Four Year Ban By Racing Board
Despite these creative obstacles, Ariana has made a decision to not let her fans bear the brunt of this.
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