7:37 pm EST, February 7, 2019

Ariana Grande sets the record straight on why she’s skipping the Grammys

Ariana Grande is saying “thank you, next” to the 2019 Grammy Awards — and she’s making sure everyone knows why she won’t be showing up!

Originally, Ariana Grande was set to perform at the ceremony, but ended up pulling out due to creative differences.

When Grammys Producer Ken Ehrlrich was questioned about Grande’s role in the ceremony during an interview with the Associated Press on Thursday, Ehrlrich said Grande “felt it was too late for her to pull something together.”

When Grande caught wind of Ehrlrich’s comments, the powerhouse pop star took to Twitter to set the record straight on why she won’t be attending.

“I’ve kept my mouth shut but now you’re lying about me. I can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken,” tweeted Grande. “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.”

In a separate tweet, Grande uploaded a screenshot of Ehrlrich’s quote from the AP story to give fans some context.

“mhmmm here it is! ‘too late for her to pull something together…,’” added Grande along with the photo.

In a third and final tweet, Grande revealed that she tried her best to work with Grammys producers but ultimately didn’t feel supported by the powers that be.

“I offered three 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,” tweeted the pop star.

We’ll be curious to see if the Grammys respond to Grande’s comments, but if we’ve learned one thing here, it’s that Grande isn’t afraid to clap back — especially when her integrity comes in to play!

The 2019 Grammy Awards are set to air Sunday, February 10 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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