Ariana Grande did not attend the 2019 Grammy Awards.
As previously detailed, the popular pop star got into a beef with producers over her planned performance, eventually canceling it altogether and skipping the ceremony completely.
But while Grande wasn’t in attendance on Sunday night, she clearly tuned in to the event at home.
And, boy, was she angry about it!
Grande live-Tweeted a significant portion of the telecast.
After winning Best Pop Vocal Album for “Sweetener,” for example, Ariana wrote:
“I know I’m not there tonight (trust, I tried and still truly wished it had worked out tbh) and I know I said I try not to put too much weight into these things, but f-ck.
“This is wild and beautiful. Thank you so much.”
She also thanked her collaborators and professional partners, as you can see below:
However, Grande’s good mood didn’t last.
When it came to the Best Rap Album category, Grande expressed her extreme frustration at Cardi B taking home the top prize over her late ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller.
Especially because the Recording Academy had invited Miller’s grieving parents to attend the show.
“Trash. F-ck. Bullsh-t. Literal bullsh-t,” Grande Tweeted in response to this result, quickly clarifying that she did not mean to throw any shade at Cardi B:
“Nothing to do w her. good for her. i promise. i’m sorry,” she wrote.
The singer went on to explain that she was upset on behalf of Miller’s family, who flew out to Los Angeles specifically for the Grammys.
“Y’all invited Mac’s parents out and you didn’t give him an award are y’all DUMB? @RecordingAcademy,” a fan tweeted, to which Grande replied:
“This. this is what i meant. karen was gonna have a green suit made.”
Grande eventually deleted all Tweets related to Miller’s loss.
Miller tragically passed away from a drug overdose in September of 2018. He and Grande dated for about two years and only broke up a few months before he died.
For whatever it’s worth, Miller was honored during the In Memoriam segment of the show.
Last Thursday, meanwhile, Grande blased Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich for saying that Ariana couldn’t perform at the event because she didn’t have time to “pull together” a set.
Sources have said Ariana was actually pissed that producers told her NOT to sing the track “7 Rings” due to some plagirism rumors surrounding the hit.
“I’ve kept my mouth shut but now you’re lying about me,” Grande fired back on Twitter, adding:
“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.”
“I offered 3 different songs. 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.”