FKA Twigs Clarifies She Wanted to Sing During The GRAMMYs' Prince Tribute

Twigs instead danced alongside Usher and Sheila E. after she “wasn’t asked” to sing.

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The GRAMMYs offered up plenty of emotional tributes this year including Meek Mill and Roddy Ricch paying respect to Nipsey Hussle, Alicia Keys honoring Kobe Bryant during the early stages of the show and FKA Twigs, Usher and Sheila E. saying farewell to Prince. The trio performed a heartfelt medley of “Little Red Corvette,” “When Doves Cry,” and “Kiss,” but fans took to Twitter to voice their respective displeasure with the fact that FKA Twigs wasn’t singing but instead showing her powerful pole-dancing prowess. Twigs took to social media to clear the air, saying that she was never asked to sing at all.

Per Variety, fellow performer Sheila E. had a conflicting memory of what producers told the Prince-honoring performers. “She didn’t want to sing… First she wanted to, but then she didn’t want to when we ran through it because she didn’t have a [microphone] pack and [in-ear monitors] so she couldn’t hear. And she would rather have danced, which is what we asked her as well. She chose not to. She said ‘No, I’m OK.’”

FKA Twigs was nominated for Best Music Video for her “Cellophane” visual, but lost out on the coveted gold trophy to Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus’s “Old Town Road.” Revisit the full rundown of last night’s festivities with the complete GRAMMY Winners list. You can watch a recap of the best GRAMMY performances as well.

For more GRAMMYs coverage, watch Tyler, The Creator‘s controversial comments about the Recording Academy’s “Urban” Category.

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