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Ariana Grande Pulls Out of SNL Premiere Citing ‘Emotional Reasons’ 

Ariana Grande Pulls Out of SNL Premiere Citing ‘Emotional Reasons’

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Kanye West will perform instead.

After what was an undoubtedly harrowing and emotionally intense past few weeks, Ariana Grande has cancelled her appearance as the musical guest for the premiere of Saturday Night Live's 44th season.

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The singer has been on an emotional rollercoaster having recently released her new album, sweetener, getting engaged to SNL cast member Pete Davidson, and being given the news that her ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller, died from an apparent drug overdose. According to Us Weekly, Lorne Michaels appeared on James Andrew Miller's podcast Origins and told him that Kanye West would be replacing her after she understandably cancelled. "We had Ariana drop out for emotional reasons two days ago, Michaels said on Thursday's episode. "That's our premiere, and then Kanye West stepped up, and he'll be there. So, the reach of the show and the number of people who will step forward is now somehow now, I think, probably at its peak.

After a short break from posting on social media Grande made a touching tribute to Mac Miller on her Instagram. Since then she has been taking to Twitter to express the emotions she's dealing with and thank her fans for supporting her.

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