Grammys 2020: FKA Twigs Speaks Out After Controversy Over Prince Tribute Performance

Many complained that she'd been "relegated" to a "backing dancer" for Usher during the tribute.

FKA Twigs has spoken out after her performance at this year’s Grammys sparked a mixed reaction online.

Ahead of Sunday night’s ceremony, it had been confirmed that Twigs would join Usher and Sheila E live on stage for a tribute performance in memory of Prince.

However, many fans were disappointed that the British star did not actually sing during the performance, instead dancing along, including an elaborate pole routine, while Usher performed hits like When Doves Cry and Kiss.

Usher and FKA Twigs
Usher and FKA Twigs
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In her tweet, the star admitted that while she “wanted to sing at the Grammys”, she “wasn’t asked” by producers to contribute vocals to the Prince tribute performance.

Of course I wanted to sing at the Grammys. I wasn’t asked this time but hopefully in the future,” she wrote. “[Nonetheless] what an honour. Congratulations to all winners.”

FKA Twigs had been up for one award at this year’s Grammys, for her surreal Cellophane music video, in which she shows off her pole-dancing abilities.

FKA Twigs shows off her skills on the Grammys stage
FKA Twigs shows off her skills on the Grammys stage
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However, the Best Music Video award ended up going to Lil Nas X, for his Old Town Road clip.

Last year, her second album Magdalene was met with huge critical acclaim, and earned her a nomination in the Best British Female category at the upcoming Brit Awards.

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