After dropping out of the Grammy Awards show, Ariana Grande spent the evening at home blasting the Recording Academy. The 25-year-old singer, who happened to win best pop vocal album last night for Sweetener, was furious that the award for best rap album went to Cardi B., instead of her late ex-boyfriend Mac Miller. The rapper, however, was remembered during the "In Memoriam" segment of the show.
“F—,” she tweeted. “Trash,” she continued, and “literal bulls—.” Though some interpreted that the singer was mad that Cardi had won, Grande later added that it had “nothing to do w her.”
“Good for her. i promise. i’m sorry,” she wrote.
In a response to a fan, the “Thank You, Next” singer explained that she was upset that Miller’s family had been invited to the ceremony only to walk away empty-handed, writing, “this. this is what i meant. karen was gonna have a green suit made,” referring to Miller’s mother, Karen Meyers.
“THEY INVITED HIS PARENTS OUT. NO,” she wrote in another tweet. “He slept in the studio for two months,” she added, referring to Miller’s commitment to Swimming, the album that was nominated for best rap album.
Although she was originally expected to attend the ceremony and also perform, she got into a fight with the producers after asked her not to sing “7 rings,” but rather include it in a medley for which they would choose the other song. She finally decided not to attend, even though she was shown on billboards across Los Angeles as one of the performers. While venting about Miller last night, Grande also posted pics of the dress she would have worn to the ceremony.
Miller died in September from an accidental overdose at the age of 26. Despite Grande’s disappointment last night, Cardi, 26, gave a shout out to the late rapper in an Instagram video, saying, “I read an article that Mac Miller’s family said that if he don’t win, they want me to win so I’m sharing this Grammy with you mother f—er. Rest in peace.”
Cardi, who won the award for best rap album for Invasion of Privacy, is the first female solo artist to win the award. The rapper walked onstage with her husband Offset, 27. “Babe, I can’t breathe. Oh my goodness, whoa child. I’m sorry,” she said. “I’m sorry, I just, whoa — the nerves are so bad. Maybe I need to start smoking weed.”
“I wanna thank my daughter. Not just because she’s my daughter, it’s because when I found I was pregnant, my album was not complete … we was like, ‘We have to get this album done so we can shoot these videos while I was still not showing,’ and it was very long nights,” she added.