Lorde Refuses to Perform at Grammys Over Song Dispute

ENTERTAINMENT Lorde's diamond surprise ahead of Grammys 28 Jan 2018 12:30pm Quick Read Lorde is officially certified diamond

ENTERTAINMENT Lorde's diamond surprise ahead of Grammys 28 Jan 2018 12:30pm Quick Read Lorde is officially certified diamond

The Grammys' refusal to give Lorde a solo performance is already being chalked up to gender inequality and is even being tied to the #MeToo movement.

Jay turned them down completely, but it appears the other three will all perform their tracks as nominees for Album of the Year... but not Lorde.

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards features a sizable showing for Lorde in the nominations, but don't count on seeing the "Green Light" singer-songwriter at tonight's shindig.

The singer was instead approached by the show's producers to take part in a group tribute to late rocker Tom Petty which she declined, the publication says. The fact that she won't be performing feels like a glaring error, and a missed opportunity to celebrate one of the year's most successful records.

She had circled the paragraph: "Of the 899 people to be nominated for Grammy awards in the past six years, only nine per cent were women". Last week, her mother tweeted an excerpt from a New York Times article which pointed to the uneven ratio of men to women who have been nominated.

Lamar and Gambino will perform solo, while Mars will hit the stage with rapper Cardi B. Jay-Z is the only one not confirmed to be performing.

The Gen Y pop star won't be doing her cohort any favors to dispel the perception of entitled youth, only compounded by the fact that she's a multi-millionaire music star who is only 21 years old (all South Park conspiracy theories aside).

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