This is why Lorde will not be making it to the Grammy's

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The other four nominees - all men, including Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, and JAY-Z - all got offers to perform their own tracks solo.

Lorde is only nominated for Album of the Year.

The 21-year-old singer backed out of a planned performance when the ceremony's producers refused to let her sing one of her own songs, sources told TMZ.

The Grammys' refusal to give Lorde a solo performance is already being chalked up to gender inequality and is even being tied to the #MeToo movement.

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After not being able to come to an agreement with the company, Lorde chose to pull out of the show altogether and has even said she won't appear on the red carpet.

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She had circled the paragraph: "Of the 899 people to be nominated for Grammy awards in the past six years, only nine per cent were women".

According to TMZ, sources close to the star revealed that Lorde decided not to perform after a heated conversation with the Grammys' bosses about her involvement with the show.

Earlier this week, Lorde's mother Sonja Yelich drew attention to the snub on Twitter, posting a section from a New York Times article about the awards' lack of diversity.

The site also claims all other nominees were offered the opportunity to perform solo.

The Grammys signify a time of recognizing the year's most creative and boundary-pushing acts, however, the awards ceremony hasn't quite hit the mark when it comes to placing an emphasis on gender equality during this year's event.

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