The ‘Thank You, Next’ hitmaker has previously announced her decision to skip the awards show, blaming producer Ken Ehrlich for stopping her ‘creativity and self-expression.’
Ariana Grande is showing off the stunning gown she intended to wear to the Grammy Awards before boycotting the ceremony after a feud with producers.
The singer took to Instagram on Monday, February 11 to share an image of herself lying on the floor in a strapless light blue dress designed by Zac Posen. She accessorised the look with diamond jewellery, including Borgioni opal diamond earrings and a custom Butani choker necklace.
“When @zacposen makes u a custom gown it doesn’t matter if you’re singing or not… thank u.” she captioned the image.
In another post, Grande shared a video of her dog, Myron, playing with the dress, lying on it’s train as she walked.
The 26-year-old opted to sit out the ceremony after a heated disagreement with Grammy boss Ken Ehrlich, who claimed he tried to reason with the singer over her performance plans when he explained she couldn’t sing a song that wasn’t nominated.
After several conversations with the producer she decided not to perform or attend music’s big night, and then took aim at Ken when he told the media the singer felt she didn’t have time to plan another set for the ceremony.
Grande took issue with his side of the story on Twitter, raging: “I’ve kept my mouth shut but now you’re lying about me,” she wrote. “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.”
Grande added: “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.”
During the big event, Grande was awarded Best Pop Vocal Album for her fourth studio album “Sweetener”.