Ariana Grande not Performing at or Attending the Grammys after Disagreement

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Ariana Grande is reportedly pulling the plug on her performance due to a disagreement with the event's producers.

Even without Grande, the Grammys' confirmed list of performers include Miley Cyrus, Janelle Monáe, Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile, and Cardi B. Oh, and Post Malone and Red Hot Chili Peppers will be doing something together.

Despite being the face of the 2019 ceremony after being plastered all over billboards, the singer is thought to have chose to cancel any appearance after show producers at first refused to allow her to sing her new single 7 Rings.

The report comes as a shock, since Ariana is a nominee for two honors at the 61st annual show: Best Pop Vocal Performance ("God Is a Woman") and Best Pop Vocal Album (Sweetener).

However, Grande was then said to have pulled out altogether after producers insisted "the second song be of their choosing".

Representatives for the Recording Academy and Grande did not immediately respond to HuffPost's request for comment. But the 25-year-old singer has made it clear before: she's not a pushover in this industry.

She followed that with "Imagine" and "7 Rings", the latter of which broke Spotify's record for most plays within a 24-hour period.

During an interview with Billboard past year, Ariana made it very clear that she is not a pushover in the industry. Her follow-up album to Sweetener, thank u, next, is set to arrive two days prior to the Grammys on Friday.

Meanwhile, Taylor, who is also nominated in the Best Pop Vocal Album category, is also thought to be giving the Grammys a miss.

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