Ehrlich's mistake was trying to get ahead of the headlines. The producer told the Associated Press this afternoon that Grande's performance fell through when, at the last minute, she felt it was "too late to pull something together." Which sounds a little shady. On Twitter, Grande disputed his narrative completely. She said she'd "kept [her] mouth shut" — true, as TMZ can testify — but now felt compelled to say something because Ehrlich was "lying."
mhmmm here it is ! “too late for her to pull something together......” https://t.co/YwuBOUkZjr
"I can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken," the singer wrote. "It was when my creativity and 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."
It's crazy that the Grammys wouldn't do everything in their power to please Grande, who is releasing an album tonight that will likely be her biggest and best yet. But you could have said the same thing about Coachella and Kanye, who also pulled out of a high profile gig citing stifled expression. Oddly enough, Grande was announced as his replacement.
passed a Grammy’s bus with my face on it typing those.
If you're looking for reasons to tune in to the Grammys on Sunday, there are still plenty — Lady Gaga is hitting the stage with Mark Ronson, Dua Lipa and St. Vincent are going to do something either completely insane or very normal, and Dolly Parton will perform a medley of her hits with help from Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves and Katy Perry. Plus, Post Malone is in the running for Album of the Year.