Why Lorde's taking a stand against performing at today's Grammys

Publish Date
Monday, 29 January 2018, 1:26PM
Photo: Instagram/lordemusic

Photo: Instagram/lordemusic

Lorde has refused to perform at today's Grammys ceremony and may not walk the red carpet, according to reports.

Lorde is up for album of the year at today's awards show when it kicks off at 2pm. She'll be up against Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Childish Gambino and Bruno Mars.

But Variety reported Lorde turned down the opportunity to perform as part of a tribute to Tom Petty because all four of her male counterparts had been offered solo slots to perform, and she wanted to perform a song from Melodrama.

Everyone in the best album category will perform at the ceremony apart from Lorde and Jay-Z, who also declined.

That's not all: TMZ reports Lorde won't walk the red carpet at today's ceremony, which kicks off at midday.

The snub follows this tweet by Lorde's mum, Sonja Yelich, who commented on the issue by circling a paragraph in an article which acknowledged Lorde's achievement and snub in the one sentence.

She captioned it: "This says it all".

Lorde last performed at the Grammys in 2014, when she picked up two of the prestigious awards for Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for her hit Royals.

This article was first published at nzherald.co.nz and was republished here with permission.