Ariana Grande, as well as dropping her fifth record thank u, next, has today released a video for new single 'break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored', which both features an *NSYNC sample and is such a VIBE. "Thought I'd end up with Sean//But he wasn't a match//Wrote some songs about Ricky//Now I listen and laugh//Even nearly got married//And for Pete, I'm so thankful//Wish I could say, "Thank you" to Malcolm//'Cause he was an angel", she croons. "It's just a game y'all. and I'm sorry but that's not what music is to me", she added.
And now, Ariana has broken her silence on the matter, claiming producers of the event refused to allow her to show her "creativity", despite her offering up "three different songs" that she could perform.
The past six months have been particularly eventful and emotional for Grande - themes she confronts on her new 12-track album, named after the immensely relatable breakup song she released on the heels of her broken engagement to comedian Pete Davidson. It's about collaboration. It's about feeling supported.
Ariana Grande has accused the organisers behind the Grammy Awards of "lying" and "playing games". However, Grande clapped back on Twitter, saying that she was perfectly capable of getting everything together. According to reports she was the only artist nominated for the highest honor of Album Of The Year (for "Melodrama") who did NOT get invited to perform solo... despite also being the only female artist on the shortlist. Sources had earlier told Variety that Grande felt "insulted" after producers refused to let her perform her song "7 Rings" at the award ceremony. "It's about art and honesty", Ariana said.
Now she's breaking a new standard in the music industry with her latest album "Thank U, Next". And besides, if she's got enough clout in the music industry to comfortably turn down a Grammys performance, what can't Billboard's 2018 Woman of the Year do? "I know that it breaks your heart when I cry again / "Stead of ghostin' him", she sings in one verse".