Ariana Grande didn’t attend the Grammys Sunday night (February 10), but she certainly had the entire Internet talking. She first did this by posting several photos of herself lounging around in the Zac Posen dress she planned on wearing to the ceremony. (Grande was slated to perform, but she opted out after reported creative differences with Grammys producers.) She raised eyebrows during the actual ceremony, though, by tweeting a series of pointed messages after her ex-boyfriend, the late Mac Miller, lost Best Rap Album to Cardi B.
Here’s what happened, according to People. Shortly after Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy scooped up Best Rap Album, Grande tweeted—and then deleted—the words “literal bullshit,” “fuck,” and “trash.” A few fans read this as Grande shading Cardi B, but she later clarified the comments.
“Nothing to do with her. Good for her. I promise. I’m sorry,” Grande tweeted, according to People. She then added, “She’s not at all [trash] and that’s not what I meant and you know that.” Again, all these messages have since been deleted.
Here’s a screen grab of one of Grande’s tweets:
“It has nothing to do with Cardi,” a source tells People. Rather, Grande is reportedly upset Miller’s parents, Karen Meyer and Mark McCormick, attended the show—per the Grammys’ invitation—and he didn’t win.
When a fan pointed this out on Twitter, Grande replied, “This. This is what I meant. Karen was gonna have a green suit made.” (This tweet has also been deleted.)
Ariana Grande released her fifth studio album, Thank U, Next, this past Friday, February 8. Fans think she references Miller throughout the album, particularly on a song called “Ghostin*”. “I know that it breaks your heart when I cry again over him / I know that it breaks your heart when I cry again / ‘Stead of ghostin’ him,” she sings, which some theorize is her alluding to missing Miller when she was with her most recent ex, Pete Davidson. Stream it here.