On Sunday, February 10th, 2019 the 61st annual Grammy's aired. Before the show day, there was already controversy involving Ariana Grande and The Recording Academy. Ariana Grande pulled out of her Grammy performance due to the producers limiting her creativity by choosing her songs for her. With a pop star as big as Ariana Grande is right now, just dropping her new album 'thank you, next', she deserves to sing what songs she wishes.
Ariana ended up not attending the Grammy's this year due to this feud, but Mac Miller's parents did. In case you lived under a rock, Mac Miller is a former rap artist that passed away 5 months ago due to a drug overdose. He was nominated for 'Best Rap Album' of the year against Cardi B, Travis Scott, Nipsey Hussle, and Pusha T.
Cardi B was announced the winner of the Grammy award while Ariana Grande tweeted "f**k" and "trash" before she tweeted "THEY INVITED HIS PARENTS OUT. NO." At first, everybody believed Ariana was attacking Cardi B for beating the late Mac Miller but later tweets from Grande reveal that Mac Miller's parents were specifically invited that night to The Grammy's.
So. First off, why would the academy do this when they know Mac Miller was not going to be the winner? Not sure.
One thing I am sure off though is that The Recording Academy should not have invited them without confirming that Miller got the votes. Cardi B posted an Instagram post where she finished up her acceptance speech and announced that she would like to share her Grammy Aware with the late rapper.
At first, it looks like Ariana Grande, Cardi B, and Mac Miller are the topics up for discussion but The Recording Academy should be up for discussion.