Lorde Refuses to Perform at Grammys Over Song Dispute

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Sources told Variety that Lorde had instead been asked to sing with other artists as part of a tribute to the late Tom Petty, but she declined.

If this reasoning is true, and the Grammys only offered Lorde a joint performance slot, it raises a lot of questions.

After not being able to come to an agreement with the company, Lorde chose to pull out of the show altogether and has even said she won't appear on the red carpet.

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(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.

Earlier this week, Lorde's mother Sonja Yelich drew attention to the snub on Twitter, posting a section from a New York Times article about the awards' lack of diversity.

Reps for the Grammys and Lorde did not immediately respond to Variety's request for comment.

The 21-year-old singer will not sing on the show and is considering not even attending, even though she was in New York City on Grammy weekend, TMZ reported.

Sources claim that the other Album of the Year nominees - who are all male - were asked to give solo performances at the ceremony.

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