Lorde may boycott the Grammys over alleged sexist snub

Lorde won't perform at the Grammys because she wasn't offered a solo spot, according to U.S. media reports.

Lorde is only nominated for Album of the Year.

Lorde won't perform at the Grammys because she wasn't offered a solo slot, according to reports in the USA.

She has performed in the Big Apple over the past week, including a cover of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Run Away With Me" at New York's Town Hall on Wednesday.

Apparently she had asked to sing a song from her own record Melodrama, which was nominated for the album of the year award, but was refused and only offered to sing as part of a Tom Petty tribute.

Lorde is joined in the Album of The Year category by Jay-Z ('4:44'), Kendrick Lamar ('DAMN'), Bruno Mars ('24K Magic') and Childish Gambino, ('"Awaken, My Love!"').

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She's the only Album of the Year nominee to be left out, and the only woman on the list.

In addition, the "Greenlight" singer also pulled the plug on the Grammy red carpet according to a new report from TMZ.

Earlier this week, Lorde's mother posted a New York Times article up on Twitter about the lack of diversity in the show.

She circled a section which reads: "Of the 899 people nominated in the last six Grammy Awards, 9 percent were women".

Lorde's mom, Sonja Yelich, hinted that sexism played a role in why the other nominees got solo-performance offers.

The singer-songwriter did perform at one of the Grammy weekend events, the MusiCares Gala.

  • Carlos Nash