After the single was released, Ricky, who once worked as Grande's backup dancer and dated her from 2015 to 2016, had posted on his Instagram Story a video of him listening to the song and looking perplexed.
The chart-topper released her fifth album "Thank U, Next" before lashing out at producer Ken Ehrlich after he told USA media the 25-year-old Grande "felt it was too late for her to pull something together". The 25-year-old caught wind of the comments Grammys executive producer, Ken Ehrlich made and called him a liar via Twitter.
"I've kept my mouth shut but now you're lying about me", Grande wrote.
Now, Ehlrich has responded to the musician in a new interview with Rolling Stone.
"I know I'm not there tonight", she tweeted. You can ask Christina Aguilera, who I asked to do "It's a Man's World" for James Brown. Do you think Ariana should've swallowed her pride and went to the ceremony? "Trust, I tried and still truly wished it had worked". You can ask Ricky Martin who overnight became the creator of the Latin music revolution. It was her weekend anyway, as her fifth album, Thank U, Next, dropped and dominated large swaths of social discourse. Ehrlich told The Associated Press on Thursday that Grande had told producers that she said she didn't have adequate time to prepare. "I understand that to a lot of people, I'm not a real person, or it's easy to just kind of like see me as like, a song or a picture or like a thing that kind of exists in their head and they know what they know and that's it".
Without Grande, performers at the Grammys will include Cardi B, Dolly Parton, Lady Gaga, Travis Scott, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Diana Ross, J Balvin, Camila Cabello, Brandi Carlile, Dan + Shay, H.E.R., Little Big Town, Post Malone, Chloe x Halle and Dua Lipa.