Dua Lipa has defended Ariana Grande for snubbing the Grammy Awards on Sunday night (10.02.19).

The 'thank u, next' hitmaker decided not to attend the prestigious ceremony in Los Angeles following a row with producers over her planned performance, and her fellow pop star has she has every right to make that choice.

Lipa - who won the Best New Artist and Dance Recording prizes - told Rolling Stone magazine: ''Every artist has their own right to decide what they want to do and how they would like to perform and be perceived.''

While Ariana, 25, wasn't at the Grammy Awards - which were hosted by Alicia Keys at LA's Staples Centre - she scooped the Best Pop Vocal Album for her record 'Sweetener' and used Twitter to admit she was still delighted to have won.

She posted: ''I know I'm not there tonight (trust, I tried and still truly wished it had worked out tbh) and I know I said I try not to put too much weight into these things .... but f**k ....... this is wild and beautiful. Thank you so much (sic)''

She slammed Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich on Twitter a few days ago when she shared pictures of an interview he'd given in which he claimed she couldn't ''pull something together'' in enough time.

She wrote: ''i've kept my mouth shut but now you're lying about me. i can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken. it was when my creativity & self expression was stifled by you, that i decided not to attend. i hope the show is exactly what you want it to be and more.

''i offered 3 different songs. it's about collaboration. it's about feeling supported. it's about art and honesty. not politics. not doing favors or playing games. it's just a game y'all.. and i'm sorry but that's not what music is to me. (sic)''