Following the disagreement, Grande and the producers reached a compromise, but the last straw was when the show wanted to choose her second song. The insider added that "such stipulations were not imposed on other performers at the show."
This year, Grande is nominated for two awards — Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album for Sweetner — and has been actively promoted as a big part of the 2019 show, which makes her potential absence even more awkward.
While we're super disappointed by Ariana's decision, we can't blame her for the unnecessary drama.
This article originally appeared on InStyle U.S.