MTV's Video Music Awards announced their nominations this week, and Ariana Grande (alongside Taylor Swift) was their most nominated artist with a total of 10 honors.
Now the network is scrambling after the star revealed on Twitter she wouldn't be attending the award show due to the date clashing with her concert dates.
“MTV likes to give awards to bodies in the building. [They're] in a tough spot.”
The network was not only relying on Grande drawing in viewers, but now they won't be able to award her any big honors –– despite her success and streaming numbers placing her ahead of the other nominees in her categories.
Her tweet announcing she won't attend:
i have shows in london the day before and after :/— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) July 23, 2019