Ariana Grande, who was nominated for three awards at the April 3 ceremony, hours before the 2022 Grammys – announced that she would not be joining her fellow nominees at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
“some positions memories to celebrate grammy day,” she wrote in the caption. “reflecting on an incredible process with so many creatives that i love and respect so deeply. i love this album so.”
Ariana Grande went on to say, “it’s an honor to be recognized today alongside so many brilliant musicians and human beings that I love,” explaining that being recognized for her hard work “is not something to take for granted.”
Adding that she feels like she’s “already won,” the 28-year-old said to other nominees, “I am celebrating all of you there today!”
Ariana Grande has not skipped out on the Grammys for the first time, despite being nominated for multiple awards. In 2019, Ariana Grande opted not to attend the awards show after a disagreement with its producers over her scheduled performance at that year’s event. Ariana Grande later shared photos of the Zac Posen gown she would’ve worn to the ceremony, writing on her Instagram, “when @zacposen makes u a custom gown, it doesn’t matter if you’re singing or not.”
Due to COVID-19, last year’s Grammys Awards was partially held outside with a limited audience, meaning stars like Ariana Grande watched the show virtually despite being a nominee. So, it made for a pretty funny online exchange when the pop star found out that Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga had nabbed a trophy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their “Rain on Me” duet.