Ariana Grande has clarified a series of angry tweets sent shortly after Cardi B was announced as the winner of the Best Rap Album Grammy, beating Grande’s late ex-boyfriend Mac Miller to the trophy.
Grande, who did not attend this year’s ceremony due to an alleged dispute with the show’s producers, fired off a string of tweets when Cardi made history as the category’s first ever female solo winner for her 2018 album Invasion of Privacy.
Miller, who died in September, had received a posthumous nomination for his album, Swimming, and Grande’s messages appeared to take aim at the Recording Academy for inviting the late rapper’s parents to the awards show in the knowledge that he would not receive a trophy.
As Cardi took to the stage to receive her trophy, Grande tweeted “trash,” followed by “f***” and “Literal b******,” before seeming to think better of the candid outpouring and tweeted “sry” to her fans. She deleted the posts shortly after.