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. 

Congratulations to Ariana Grande on her first Grammy win!

Grande won the Best Pop Vocal Album award for Sweetener. She was also nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance for "God Is A Woman," but that award went to Lady Gaga for "Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)."

This was Grande's first win at the Grammy Awards, but she's been nominated before. Her albums Dangerous Woman and My Everything were nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album in 2017 and 2015 respectively. 

Too bad she wasn't there to accept the award. 

Grande was set to appear and even perform at this year's awards show, but disagreements with the producers made her pull out entirely. She reportedly wanted to perform "7 Rings," but producers of the show weren't having it. After arguments ensued, producers allegedly agreed to let her perform the song under the condition that they get to choose the song that followed.

It was first reported that Grande dropped out of the show because she couldn't perform the songs she wanted, but show producer Ken Ehrlich said that was not the case.

Grande tweeted a screenshot from an interview in which Ehrlich said Grande felt "it was too late for her to pull something together."

Grande then tweeted that Ehrlich had lied and said "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 attend."

Grande clarified just what went down with the alleged feud that spurred her refusal to perform.

Grande wrote that she offered to perform three other songs for the awards show and didn't feel "supported."

i offered 3 different songs. it’s about collaboration. it’s about feeling supported. it’s about art and honesty. not politics. not doing favors or playing games. it’s just a game y’all.. and i’m sorry but that’s not what music is to me.

But she still clearly watched the show along with the rest of us and even tweeted her would-be acceptance speech.

Grande sent a couple of tweets in response to winning her first Grammy. 

i know i’m not there tonight (trust, i tried and still truly wished it had worked out tbh) and i know i said i try not to put too much weight into these things .... but fuck ....... this is wild and beautiful. thank you so much.

She also thanked people who worked on her album, the voters, her fans, and the Grammys. And she told Pharrell to call her.

But an acceptance speech via Twitter wasn't enough. She also showed off the custom Zac Posen gown she would've worn on the red carpet.

Grande took to Instagram to thank Zac Posen for a custom gown that almost never saw the light of day. 

"when @zacposen makes u a custom gown it doesn’t matter if you’re singing or not ???? .... thank u" ????

Zac Posen tweeted pictures of the dress being made in response.

Zac Posen retweeted each one of Grande's posts about her dress and responded with a few pictures of the dress being made. 

"A work in progress! @ArianaGrande's custom gown being made in the #ZacPosenatelier!"

Some fans think the gown was a subtle tribute to the late Mac Miller. 

Grande looked like a real-life princess in her Grammys dress, and fans noticed. Miller's song "Cinderella" is rumored to be about Grande, and the dress itself certainly looked like Cinderella's iconic ballgown.

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. 

Cardi said she "shared" her win with Miller in a thank you video on Instagram.

Cardi thanked her fans and everyone who was involved in her album for her Grammy win. She said, "I'm sharing this Grammy with you, motherf*cker! Rest in peace!"

Miller's family was reportedly rooting for Cardi to win in the event Miller lost, so everything's chill, guys.

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WE WON A FUCKIN GRAMMY ????????????????????

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Cardi shared a screenshot on Instagram of an Us Weekly magazine headline: "Mac Miller's Family Is 'Rooting for Cardi B' If He Doesn't Win at the Grammys." She captioned it with "WE WON A F*CKIN GRAMMY ????????????????????"

But back to Grande. She couldn't help but poke fun at herself following her long-overdue Grammy win.

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fuck

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Grande shared a newspaper article about herself at five years old at a hockey game. She shared memes of herself, like this edited shot of her waving her hand with her new hand tattoo

Oh, celebrities — they're just like us?

You know, if we all were to ditch a once-in-a-lifetime musical performance to make memes at home. 


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