Grammy Producer Ken Ehrlich Says He Was ‘Surprised’ By Ariana Grande Twitter Attack

Published: Sunday 10th Feb 2019 by Rashad

After Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich took to press to assert Pop star Ariana Grande had pulled out of a scheduled performance on this Sunday’s (February 10) event because she “felt it was too late for her to pull something together,” the singer took to Twitter to lend a fiery clap back.

“I’ve kept my mouth shut but now you’re lying about me,” she wrote on Twitter. “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.”

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Going on to claim she did not “feel supported” and that the Grammy producer was “playing games,” her emotional response grabbed headlines to say the least.  By the time the news hit the desk of Ehrlich, he took to press again to offer a response.  Sitting down with our friends at Rolling Stone, he stated:

“I saw those tweets and what she said. I guess it was a surprise,” Erhlich tells Rolling Stone at rehearsals for the show this weekend. “I will say this, and they don’t want me to say it but I’m going to say it: The thing that probably bothered me more than whatever else she said about me is when she said I’m not collaborative.

“The fact of the matter is — and I actually wrote a little thing in the middle of the night that I’m not going to do anything about, but, I mean. You can ask Christina Aguilera, who I asked to do ‘It’s a Man’s World’ for James Brown,” Ehrlich added. “You can ask Melissa Etheridge, who finished her cancer treatment and I put her out on stage, bald, doing Janis Joplin. You can ask Ricky Martin who overnight became the creator of the Latin music revolution. Ask Mary J. Blige, who was scared shitless to go out there and do ‘No More Drama.’ I basically worked with her to mold it. Ask H.E.R. who’s in this show.”

Ehrlich says he never spoke to Grande directly, but worked with her management team, and that he usually does “not have this happen.” “I don’t know if I’m good at anything else, but I understand artists and I can hear other artists in an artist,” he says. “I don’t say to people, ‘This is what you should do.’ I approach it casually and say, hey, this might be a good idea, let’s find something in the middle.”

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  1. Jasmine Da Bi Asian PISCES 💁🏿‍♀️Not 37 year old TROLLmine nor TRASHmine February 10, 2019

    Let us all stop pretending like Ariana Grande is a prized performer… she’s not. She would not have made the show and she will definitely not break it. She’s rather popular and yes she can sing but she is not an event…. her performenace will not be missed

    • DanYiel Iman February 10, 2019

      I agree, I like 3 songs from her entire discography..🤷🏽‍♂️

  2. Seth February 10, 2019

    I rather hear Christina, Kelly Clarkson or P!nk instead of her

  3. Mhhmm February 10, 2019

    She said “I’m coming for everybody who snubbed Nicki”

  4. Brent Christopher February 10, 2019

    he’s surprised that a petite, attractive woman publicly called him out on his lies & bullsh*t! that’s what he’s so taken aback by. I believe EVERY WORD she said. they tried to get her to do THANK U NEXT & other tracks from her then SWEETENER album. she wanted to do 7 RINGS & the new DUMP YOUR BOYFRIEND track. she refused to give in & his white male ego couldn’t take it!

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian PISCES 💁🏿‍♀️Not 37 year old TROLLmine nor TRASHmine February 10, 2019

      Girl back in the day you would have slated that stage huh, Tasia ?

    • Whoops 🤭💅🏾🤷🏽‍♀️ February 10, 2019

      No, he’s surprised that this artist who’s just now on the come up ALREADY thinks she’s on a Beyoncé type level where she can do whatever she wants. Making demands to the Grammys like she’s been racking them up left and right. Ariana and her fans think she is WAY bigger than she actually is.

  5. Ratedxxx February 10, 2019

    This dumb broad thinks she’s untitled..

    Cant stand her wanna be down b***

  6. JOHNVIDAL February 10, 2019

    Girl if your talent were one of a kind they wouldn´t have to ask you to do anything but to sing your song and slay. Since your songs are trash, you cannot pull a Whitney, Celine at the grammys, not even a Lady Gaga´s. So they ask you to do extra absurdity. What did you expect? 🙂

    Shallow is still #1 on itunes after these many months. Amazing moment.

    • Fancy BISH February 10, 2019

      ✅ ✅ ✅ 💯

  7. Gee February 10, 2019

    Everything with AG is controversial and that takes away from the art. Honestly she is still trying to figure out who she is artistically and the just average at best nothing is memorable hopefully if her team wants her to live up to The Mariah label she finds her Daydream to Butterfly transition and has a TEOM moment where she redefined and once again cemented her greatness as a legend in the music world. Even caution proves only MC can do MC and even when they imitate they still pale in comparison.

    • AnonymousTruth February 10, 2019

      I agree , she is basically a Kylie Jenner but in Musical form . She’s like a reality star, people talk more about the drama than her actual music . I have to hand it to her for capitalising on it with ‘Thank U Next’ as it landed her a number one single . But other than that , imma need homegirl to be a real musician and not some tabloid toddler .
      She has a gift , she should be carefully crafting her songs and not throwing out all these microwave albums , I literally just struggled to remember any other her singles other than ‘thank u next and 7 rings’ .

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