"The producers were dictating what songs she could sing", the source said.
Grammys chief Ken Ehrlich revealed he was engaged in promising talks with the star which collapsed at the last second.
But a furious Ariana took to Twitter to set the record straight. You can ask Melissa Etheridge, who finished her cancer treatment and I put her out on stage, bald, doing Janis Joplin.
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"It was when my creativity and self expression was stifled by you, that I decided not to attend", she added.
The pop princess's fifth album sees the star sharpen her brand of bubblegum pop with a biting personal edge. Even as she pursues a free-spirited fling on Bloodline, she alludes to heartbreak: "I ain't lookin' for my one true love, yeah that ship sailed away". So we go into the studio and she's like, 'I want to play some songs from new album.' And I'm like, 'Yaas! However, from both her fleeting glances and the overt lyrics, it's clear she wants this guy for herself. Even amidst accusations of ripping off other artist's styles ("7 rings" does sound an very bad lot like Princess Nokia's "Mine"), thank u, next is an undeniably personal offering from one of pop's biggest names. I like Ariana Grande, too.
Ariana Grande, the multi-awarded pop superstar, finally breaks her silence as to why she is not performing at Grammy's awards show on Sunday.
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. "It's about collaboration. It's about feeling supported", she wrote.
"I know you hear me when I cry "I try to hold it in at night "When you're sleeping next to me "But it's your arms that I need this time".