Ariana Grande took to Twitter to vent about the Grammys and her late ex Mac Miller on Sunday, then later deleted the tweets.
The Boca Raton, Florida native, 25, boycotted attending the ceremony amid a creative rift with producers, but was active on social media throughout the day – showing fans the Zac Posen gown she would have worn – before later deleting most of the stream-of-consciousness content she had posted.
Grande hit a boiling point when her late ex-boyfriend Mac Miller was not named as the winner in the Best Rap Album category for his album Swimming, losing out to Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy.
The posthumous nomination was the only one for Miller, who died at the age of 26 in September as result of a fatal overdose from alcohol, cocaine and fentanyl.
Grande posted a series of tweets and subsequently deleted them, making clear that she was upset at the Academy officials for inviting Miller’s parents Karen Meyer and Mark McCormick to the occasion without a banner moment to celebrate the late Pittsburgh native.
‘They invited Mac’s parents out for basically no reason,’ Ariana wrote, also tweeting out phrases such as ‘literal bull****,’ ‘trash’ and ‘f***’ out of frustration.
She clarified that her hostility was not directed at Cardi B, saying in a (since-deleted) tweet that it had ‘nothing to do with her.