Multiple reports confirm Lorde and the Grammy Awards could not reach an agreement to have the singer perform at Sunday’s show.
On Monday, Lorde offered response to the controversy, suggesting that she would have performed well at the awards show, and that fans can go to her concerts for proof.
Fans were scratching their heads over why Lorde, whose sophomore album “Melodrama” is nominated for Best Album, is not performing at this year’s Grammys.
According to a source who spoke with Variety, the Grammys offered the New Zealand-native a part in a group performance of “American Girl” in tribute to the late Tom Petty.
Lorde, 21, insisted on performing a solo song from “Melodrama” — according to TMZ — but could not come to terms with the awards show.
All four other Best Album nominees, all of whom are male, were offered solo performances at the Grammys. Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, and Bruno Mars are all scheduled to perform, while Jay-Z turned down the opportunity.
The Grammy Awards take place Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT.