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Ariana Grande And Other Artist Declined Offers To Perform At The 2019 Grammys...

Ariana Grande, who wanted to perform her new song, 7 Rings, was told she couldn’t.

Grande accused one of the producers for the Grammys of being a liar for claiming that she just couldn't pull it together in time.

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Producer, Ken Ehrlich, also told Ariana that the song wouldn't connect with the audience, so he asked her to perform a different song.

Ariana felt very confident that her single "7 Rings" was what people wanted to hear...

She agreed to perform other songs as long as "7 Rings" could be included.

Ken still declined her request, so she decided to pass on the prestigious award show all together.

Producer Ken Ehrlich told The Associate Press that there were many conversations with singer about performing for the Grammys, and once they came to an agreement Ariana Grande "felt it was too late" for her to pull something together as stated in tweet below...

Ariana Grande on Twitter

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. 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.

Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino have all declined to perform at this Sunday’s Grammy awards as well...

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Kendrick Lamar performs onstage during the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)

According to producer Ken Ehrlich, “the Grammys has failed to connect to the Hip-Hop community,” and with Hip-Hop being the most popular genre at the moment, that’s a big problem.

Mostly women and the Hip-Hop community have criticized the Grammys for not being inclusive...

Last year only one woman won a solo award and JAY-Z who’s been nominated eight times, lost again.

Kendrick Lamar won a Pulitzer Prize for his album DAMN but lost in the Album of the Year category.

The Grammys put together a task force to help identify biases faced by underrepresented communities

Do you think more artist will decline the Grammys?

 

Congressional Legend John Dingell Passes Away at 92...

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