According to Variety, the 25-year-old American singer won't be performing and may not even attend the event which takes place on Sunday, 10 February. Understandably, Grande felt "insulted" and informed the Grammys to delete her invitation. However, "a compromise was reached whereby "7 Rings" would be part of a medley", but Ariana still opted out after "producers insisted that the second song be of their choosing", the sources added.
The insider claimed that the "stipulations" imposed on Grande were not imposed on any other performer. They include Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Dan + Shay, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monáe, Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile, Miley Cyrus, H.E.R, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Little Big Town, Diana Ross, J Balvin, Young Thug, Ricky Martin, Arturo Sandoval, Katy Perry, Dolly Parton and Katy Perry.
Don't be expecting Ariana Grande at the 2019 Grammy Awards this year. The Recording Academy reportedly wouldn't allow Lorde to give a solo performance of a song off her nominated record "Melodrama" at last year's ceremony despite giving a slot to all the male artists up for album of the year. Her follow-up album to Sweetener, thank u, next, is set to arrive two days prior to the Grammys on Friday.
Variety says they instead, 'offered her a spot during the show's Tom Petty tribute'.
Meanwhile, Taylor, who is also nominated in the Best Pop Vocal Album category, is also thought to be giving the Grammys a miss.