Grammy Producer Talks Rihanna & Rumored Jackson Kids Award Show Appearances
First Published: January 28, 2010 6:01 PM EST Credit: Composed by AccessHollywood.com
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- 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 won’t performing this year.
“We messed their show up pretty bad last year,” 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. “They might be a little mad at me.”
But Ken said the Grammys adore the pop star.
“How can you be mad at Rihanna? Rihanna is a lovely person. No, we’re not mad at her.” Ken told Access on Thursday. “We actually talked about possibly doing something this year… I think probably next year will be Rihanna’s year.”
In more Grammy news, Ken shot down rumors that Michael Jackson’s children would be performing on Sunday, saying, “Don’t know where that came from and [I] really don’t have anything to say about it.”
Ken also told Access that as of Thursday he did not know if Jackson’s children would be attending Sunday’s show.
In related news, during an interview on “Valentine in the Morning” on 104.3 MY FM on Thursday, Rihanna said she’s still waiting to receive her Grammy statue for her 2008 win.
“I still haven’t gotten my Grammy for ‘Umbrella’…something to do with the shipping,” Rihanna explained. “I don’t know what’s going on. I don’t know if it’s them or they sent it to the wrong person. They probably want to send it to the label.”
The singer also revealed in the interview that she plans on flying solo on Sunday – despite being recently photographed on vacation in Mexico with baseball player Matt Kemp.
“I’m going to the Grammys alone, as always!” she said. “Even when I was in a relationship, I always have gone alone… I’m still single, if that’s what you really want to ask!”
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