Ugly Battle Emerges Between Ariana Grande and Grammys Producer Ken Ehrlich
Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich is now getting slammed by Ariana Grande.
Several days ago, inside sources confirmed Ariana Grande had pulled out of the Grammy Awards.
Grammy producers had apparently ‘insulted’ the pop star, telling her she couldn’t perform ‘7 Rings’ just days before the event. Then, after expressing their willingness to have Grande perform the song as part of a medley, they imposed a new condition. Producers, not Grande, would choose her second performance.
Grammy producers hadn’t previously imposed this rule on performers. Only on Grande.
The Recording Academy has previously used Grande to promote the show. She received nominations this year for Best Pop Vocal Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album.
Addressing the story, the Grammy Awards added a new twist to the story to save face.
Speaking with the Associated Press, show producer Ken Ehrlich pinned the blame solely on Grande.
“As it turned out when we finally got the point where we thought maybe it would work, she felt it was too late for her to pull something together for sure.
“And it’s too bad. She’s a great artist. And I’d love to get her in the show this year.”
The move only served to infuriate the pop singer even more.
Now, she’s spoken out against the Grammys.
Maybe it’s not such a good idea to insult your marquee artists before the Grammy Awards.
On Twitter, Grande lashed out at Ehrlich.
Flat-out calling him a liar, she wrote,
“I’ve kept my mouth shut, but now you’re lying about me. I can pull together a performance overnight and you know that, Ken.”
She also confirmed earlier reports that the Grammys had seemingly suppressed her performance.
“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.”
Adding she offered producers three different songs, Grande continued,
“It’s about collaboration. It’s about feeling supported. It’s about art and honesty, not politics. Not doing favors or playing games.
“It’s just a game y’all.. and I’m sorry, but that’s not what music is to me.”
Ehrlich has declined to comment on Grande’s tweet.