Lorde may boycott the Grammys over alleged sexist snub

29 January, 2018, 02:40 | Author: Julio Duncan
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All of the other best-album nominees - Bruno Mars, Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar and Jay-Z - got offers to perform songs from their new records, according to the celebrity news site.

(She performed "Royals" during that ceremony.) Her last major awards show performance was at this summer's Video Music Awards, where a flu-stricken Lorde received mixed reviews for performing an interpretive dance to her song "Homemade Dynamite", which she was too ill to sing.

Lorde is only nominated for Album of the Year.

The New Zealand singer is up for Album of the Year for "Melodrama" at the NY ceremony, and while the other nominees in the category - who are all male - were offered a solo spot (according to Variety), Lorde was only asked to take part in a collaborative tribute to Tom Petty.

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


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". And she's not on the performing line-up. She's the only nominee in that category who doesn't have a solo spot, and she also happens to be the only woman.

She reportedly is also refusing to appear on the Grammys' red carpet, as well.

The singer-songwriter did perform at one of the Grammy weekend events, the MusiCares Gala.

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

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