The Grammy Awards will take center stage on Sunday and show producer Ken Ehrlich told Access Hollywood the show has nothing but love for Rihanna, despite what she recently told Carson Daly. On Wednesday, Rihanna told 97.1 AMP radio DJ Carson Daly that she wonâ€™t performing this year.
â€œWe messed their show up pretty bad last year,â€ she said, referring to when she was forced to back out of the show in 2009 after being beaten the night before by then-boyfriend Chris Brown. â€œThey might be a little mad at me.â€
But Ken said the Grammys adore the pop star.
â€œHow can you be mad at Rihanna? Rihanna is a lovely person. No, weâ€™re not mad at her.â€ Ken told Access on Thursday. â€œWe actually talked about possibly doing something this yearâ€¦ I think probably next year will be Rihannaâ€™s year.â€
In more Grammy news, Ken shot down rumors that Michael Jacksonâ€™s children would be performing on Sunday, saying, â€œDonâ€™t know where that came from and [I] really donâ€™t have anything to say about it.â€ Ken also told Access that as of Thursday he did not know if Jacksonâ€™s children would be attending Sundayâ€™s show.
In related news, during an interview on â€œValentine in the Morningâ€ on 104.3 MY FM on Thursday, Rihanna said sheâ€™s still waiting to receive her Grammy statue for her 2008 win.
â€œI still havenâ€™t gotten my Grammy for â€˜Umbrellaâ€™â€¦something to do with the shipping,â€ Rihanna explained. â€œI donâ€™t know whatâ€™s going on. I donâ€™t know if itâ€™s them or they sent it to the wrong person. They probably want to send it to the label.â€
The singer also revealed in the interview that she plans on flying solo on Sunday â€“despite being recently photographed on vacation in Mexico with baseball player Matt Kemp
â€œIâ€™m going to the Grammys alone, as always!â€ she said. â€œEven when I was in a relationship, I always have gone aloneâ€¦ Iâ€™m still single, if thatâ€™s what you really want to ask!â€
Source: Access Hollywood