Pop su­per­star Ari­ana Grande drops al­bum amid Gram­mys spat

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Reign­ing pop queen Ari­ana Grande dropped her highly an­tic­i­pated al­bum overnight Fri­day after slam­ming the pro­ducer of the Gram­mys for "ly­ing" about her de­ci­sion not to per­form at mu­sic's big­gest night.

The chart top­per re­leased her fifth al­bum "Thank U, Next" be­fore lash­ing out at Ken Ehrlich after the Gram­mys boss told US me­dia the woman of the mo­ment "felt it was too late for her to pull some­thing to­gether."

"i've kept my mouth shut but now you're ly­ing about me," tweeted Grande with a screen­shot of an Associated Press ar­ti­cle. "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 att en d."

"i hope the show is ex­actly what you want it to be and more. < 3"

Grande, 26, then said she "of­fered 3 dif­fer­ent songs" be­fore ax­ing the per­for­mance. "it's about col­lab­o­ra­tion. it's about feel­ing sup­ported. it's about art and hon­esty. not pol­i­tics. not do­ing fa­vors or play­ing games," she con­tin­ued.

"it's just a game y'all.. and i'm sorry but that's not what mu­sic is to me."

Images of the record-smash­ing singer have fea­tured on bill­boards in Los An­ge­les pro­mot­ing the gala, which will air Sun­day from 5:00 pm (0100 GMT Mon­day) .

Grande's smash hit "thank u, next" -- the lead sin­gle off her just-re­leased al­bum -came out after this year's nom­i­na­tion d eadl i n e.

She did re­ceive two nom­i­na­tions in the pop cat­e­gories, how­ever: Grande's al­bum "Sweet­ener" is up for best pop vo­cal al­bum, while the sul­try jam "God is a Woman" is nom­i­nated for best pop solo per­for­mance.

The pop princess's fifth al­bum sees the star sharpen her brand of bub­blegum pop with a bit­ing per­sonal edge.

Sev­eral songs al­lude to her tu­mul­tuous past year of love that saw her break up with rap­per Mac Miller -- who died age 26 in Septem­ber -and end a brief but heav­ily pub­li­cized en­gage­ment with co­me­dian Pet e David­son.

In "Ghostin" Grande gets raw on mourn­ing lost love, ap­pear­ing to ref­er­ence Miller: "Though I wish he were here in­stead/ Don't want that liv­ing in your head/ He just comes to visit me/ When I'm dream­ing ev­ery now and then."

In the bouncier bop "Blood­line" she turns hard­headed, likely re­fer­ring to David­son: "Don't want you in my blood­line,yeah/ Just wanna have a good time."

NOTICE OF DEED OF EX­TRA-JU­DI­CIAL SET­TLE­MENT OF ES­TATE OF DE­CEASED PER­SON WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS

Singer Ari­ana Grande&amp;#39;s just-re­leased fifth al­bum sees the star sharpen her brand of bub­blegum pop with a bit­ing per­sonal edge

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