Here's why Lorde turned down a Grammy performance

Posted January 29, 2018

But according to Variety, Grammys producers offered fellow Album of the Year nominees Jay-Z, Bruno Mars, Childish Gambino and Kendrick Lamar a chance to perform their own work.

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Variety reports that Lorde, one of this year's five nominated artists for Album of Year, was not offered an opportunity to perform solo at this year's ceremony.

Lorde will not perform at the Grammys due to a reported song choice dispute.

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A source told the publication that she turned down an offer to take part in a joint performance of the late singer's "American Girl".

TMZ reports she'll also be giving the Grammy's red carpet a miss this year, though she will attend the ceremony.

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She's the only Album of the Year nominee to be left out, and the only woman on the list. 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.

Lorde's mom, Sonja Yelich, hinted that sexism played a role in why the other nominees got solo-performance offers.

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).