Ariana Grande labels the Grammys ‘bulls**t’ after her late ex-boyfriend Mac Miller’s record is snubbed for a gong

The superstar shunned Sunday night’s A-list ceremony in LA  after  rowing with organisers  about her planned performance.

And in a two-fingered salute to organisers, she posted photo-graphs of herself from home in the gown she was going to wear to the bash.

Best pal Nicki Minaj skipped the ceremony too and industry insiders say Ariana is now leaning on her other A-list mates to join her boycott in future.

Ariana was also furious the awards failed to honour her late ex-boyfriend Mac Miller’s record.

Mac, who died in September just a month after the release of his album Swimming, lost out to Cardi B’s Invasion Of Privacy for Best Rap Album.

Ariana responded by tweeting the words “trash” and  “literal bulls**t”.

She quickly deleted the messages, but sources say she is not shy about her feelings towards the event.

A source close to the star, who won Best Pop Vocal Album for Sweetener,  said: “Ari was furious about being told by bosses that her choice of performance was not correct for the show — and then by an exec who claimed the reason she wouldn’t be performing was because she hadn’t had enough time to rehearse.

“Then there was the snub for Mac. She was genuinely thrilled to win her first Grammy on Sunday but by the end of the night she realised she wanted nothing to do with them.

“Her record sales prove what a huge star she is.

“She doesn’t need an award to give her that validation and won’t hold back in making sure other musicians know exactly where she stands on it, which could be devastating for them in future.”

Just days earlier, Ariana, left, revealed her dislike for the ceremony in another diss.

She ranted: “At home, as a viewer watching the Grammys, I’m always like, ‘What!?’.

“Literally every year, I’m like, ‘What the f***!?’. I always am rooting for my favourite albums and I know that people at home feel the same way.

“I don’t think it makes or breaks anything.”

Ariana is already dominating the charts in 2019. Her album thank u, next is currently outselling the rest of the entire top five, while she holds the top two slots in the singles chart.

Don’t worry Ariana, there’s always the Brits — where you’d be welcomed with open arms.

Dua's double strike

BRIT sensation Dua Lipa marked her success by hitting back at sexist comments made by the show’s president.

Neil Portnow had come under fire last year for saying female artists needed to “step up” if they wanted to be recognised.

It followed Canadian star Alessia Cara being the only solo woman to pick up a major gong last year.

Collecting the award for Best New Artist, Dua said: “Where I want to begin is by saying how honoured I am to be nominated alongside so many incredible female artists this year.  I guess this year we’ve really stepped up.”

Backstage, she continued to make the point that in the Best New Artist category, six of the seven other nominees were women.

Dua added: “Having so many female artists nominated is a big change, and it’s a change that we hope to see for many years to come.”

Other big female winners  on the night were country singer Kacey Musgraves, who won four gongs, and Lady Gaga, who got two.

Dua also picked up Best Dance Recording for her Silk City collaboration Electricity.

Next week she will be hoping to repeat her success at the Brits with nominations for Best Single and Best Video.

Another album is needed if she wants to keep winning.


The pair split in December after more than a year together, and desperately tried to avoid each other when they ended up at the same Grammys after-party.

The One Direction star and Pitch Perfect actress Hailee both turned up at the ­Universal bash in Los Angeles and stayed on opposite sides of the room to avoid an awkward run-in. A party insider said: “They clocked each other but clearly weren’t keen to spend time together.

“Niall was hanging out with producer Zedd, who Hailee has worked with before, so she stayed with her friends in another VIP area. Unsurprisingly she was there for less than an hour before heading off to another party, where there wasn’t a risk of bumping into an ex.”

Perhaps the trick next time is to make sure your potential partner isn’t signed to the same label.

Attention-grabbing Grammys

CARDI B made sure all eyes were on her in this bonkers red carpet outfit.

The rapper and Camila Cabello were among performers at the ceremony, with Cardi heading home afterwards where she revealed her daughter Kulture had just said “mama” for the first time.

Lady Gaga had more of a wild night, joining pal Mark Ronson for his after-party in just her underwear.

Perhaps she made a good decision missing the Baftas — she’d have frozen wearing that here.

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TRAVIS SCOTT raided his girlfriend KYLIE JENNER’s wardrobe for his   Grammys performance, wearing a T-shirt  she was seen in on Instagram a week ago. But  he left empty- handed  despite being up for three awards.

Drake cut off during diversity dig

DRAKE had a veiled dig at the Grammys’ lack of diversity  when accepting his Best Rap Song award for  God’s Plan.

The Canadian rapper said: “This is a business where sometimes it’s up to a bunch  of people who might not understand what a mixed-race kid from Canada has to say…”

His mic was soon cut off, leaving fans furious.

Organisers later issued a statement saying they had asked Drake, right,  back on stage to carry on  but said he had declined.

His silence speaks louder than words.


MILEY CYRUS’s husband Liam Hemsworth was forced  to miss the Grammys after being hospitalised. The Hunger Games actor was expected to walk the red carpet at the bash with Miley but she was left to pose with  her parents Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus instead. Last night it was revealed Liam went to hospital suffering from kidney stones

PINK’s kids softened the blow  of missing out on an award by making her a trophy from tin foil. She was beaten by Aiana Grande for Best Pop Vocal Album but Pink, who didn’t attend the bash, shared snaps online of her daughter Willow and son Jameson holding up their makeshift version of the  famous gramophone gong.

MICHELLE OBAMA made a surprise appearance alongside Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and host Alicia Keys. The former US First Lady said music had “always helped me tell my story”. She added: “Whether  we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys.”

THERE were plenty of ­top performances on the night but JENNIFER LOPEZ’s tribute  to Motown didn’t get a warm response. Viewers were unhappy with the decision to give  her the slot during Black History Month instead of a black artist. Diana Ross was in the crowd but wasn’t  called upon to help with the medley of hits.

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DETAINED British  rapper 21 SAVAGE’s mum turned down an invitation to attend the Grammys in his place. He is still  in custody  being threatened with deportation from the US after claims his visa expired in 2006.

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