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Drake, Kendrick Lamar, & Childish Gambino Decline to Perform at Grammys

10 February 2019

Ariana Grande reportedly pulled out of her performance due to a disagreement with production, and according to a new report from The New York Times, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Childish Gambino declined the Recording Academy's invitation to perform at the awards show altogether.

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"I can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken", she added.

"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", she continued.

For more early content, the Recording Academy has a pre-show starting at 5 p.m. on the Grammys Facebook page (you can also watch on the CBS Facebook page or, hosted by "ET Live's" Cassie DiLaura and Dana Blair. A live stream of the show is also available to CBS All Access subscribers.

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Untouchable pop star Ariana Grande - who dropped her highly anticipated album Thank U, Next just before the Grammys - slammed producer Ken Ehrlich over her decision not to perform, suggested he was "lying" about her readiness.

Drake, Kendrick Lamar, & Childish Gambino Decline to Perform at Grammys