The past six months have been particularly eventful and emotional for Grande - themes she confronts on her new 12-track album, named after the immensely relatable breakup song she released on the heels of her broken engagement to comedian Pete Davidson.
Grande is firing back at the assertion on Twitter calling his statement a lie.
Taking to Twitter yesterday evening, she wrote: "i've kept my mouth shut but now you're lying about me". "I can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken". "It's like I'm the universe and you be N-A-S-A", Grande sings.
"I offered 3 different songs", she continued.
Shortly after AP published the interview on Thursday, Grande took to social media to present her side of the story.
So why isn't a girl who is seemingly on top of her music game performing at the music show to end all music shows?
At midnight on Friday, the pop star released her second album in less than a year featuring upbeat bops, heartbreaking ballads, and a whole lot of R&B and hip-hop influence. About feeling supported. About art and honesty.
The undercurrent of unintended sexual chemistry between Ariana and the girlfriend also adds to the disorienting feel of the video, in which the singer's motivations and desires seem to be in flux, and maybe even unknown to her as well.
Thank U, Next is her second album release in six months, as Ariana had only dropped her Sweetener album in August a year ago.
The latest star to have an issue with this year's awards is pop star, Ariana Grande.
This news follows reports that Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, and Drake also turned down Grammy performances.
The new strategy avoids that problem; songs go to radio when they are still "fresh" and capable of posting big sales and streaming numbers.