Last night, Ariana Grande won her first Grammy, and she wasn't even there to accept it. The singer, who was slated to perform at the show, won Best Pop Vocal Album for Sweetener, but actively decided not to go the awards ceremony.
Just last week, she revealed that a feud with the show's producer made her drop out of the show entirely, but she made up for it with the saltiest tweets. She tweeted her acceptance speech, the dress she would have worn, and tweeted what people thought was shade at rapper Cardi B. She might've been a no-show, but Grande's Twitter was easily one of the best parts of this year's Grammys.
After Cardi B beat Miller for the Best Rap Album award, Grande tweeted and deleted these messages that fans deciphered as major shade.
Miller sadly died of an accidental overdose before his Grammy nomination, but his last album Swimming was nominated for Best Rap Album. He lost to Cardi B's Invasion of Privacy. When it was announced that she won, Grande tweeted "literal bullshit." She later deleted the tweets.
She later clarified that she wasn't upset that Cardi won — just that Miller didn't.
After backlash, Grande wrote that she held no negative feelings toward Cardi B, but rather was upset that Miller didn't win a well-deserved postmortem Grammy. She tweeted that Miller worked so hard on the album that he had slept in the studio during its creation.
She even directly said that her comments had "nothing to do with [Cardi B]."
Just in case people were unsure, Grande went back on Twitter to clarify her words. She said that her previous comments about Mac Miller had "nothing to do with" Cardi and defended her when someone else called her "trash."
"she's not at all and that's not what i meant and u now that."
She also deleted these tweets.