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Why Did Christian Singer Natalie Grant Storm Out of Grammys? 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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On Sunday night at the Grammy awards, as musicians were settling in to enjoy music’s biggest night, Natalie Grant was leaving. The Christian singer-song writer, who was nominated for two gospel Grammy awards that night, made headlines as she stormed from the audience and tweeted to show she did.

Here is what you need to know:


1. There is Debate Over Which Performance Offended Her

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Some called Katy Perry’s Grammy performance “satanic.” (Getty)

After Grant tweeted about her departure, Christian news outlets began to speculate as to which performance had caused her to leave.

Their first guess was Kary Perry’s “satanic” performance with Juicy J. The duo was hailed as being “fiery satanists” and danced through a fire that seemed to make a lot of Christian writers nervous.

But, the most likely choice for why Natalie Grant fled the Grammys has the be Macklemore’s “Same Love” performance, during which Queen Latifah legally married 33 gay and straight couples on stage.

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2. She Responded to Her Evacuation on Facebook

In a Facebook response to the media speculation surrounding her departure from the Grammy’s, Grant reaffirmed that, “I NEVER said I left during any particular performance.”


3. Christians Were Outraged by the Onstage Gay Marriage

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During the event, conservatives and Christians took to Twitter to express outrage that CBS had the audacity to allow people to get married on stage.


4. Grant Was Nominated for Two Grammys

Grant, who was also nominated for a Grammy in 2012, was at the award ceremony this year because of her two nominations. She was nominated, but did not win for the categories of Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance, and Best Contemporary Christian Music Song.


5. She Released an Album in 2013

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Grant received her nominations for her 2013 albums Hurricane. The record received rave reviews from Christian music critics at peaked at number 17 on the Billboard top 200 chart.

WATCH: Queen Latifah Officiates 33 Gay Marriages at the 2014 Grammys

Queen Latifah didn't sing or perform at the Grammys tonight ... but she did officiate a gay wedding on live television.

Click here to read more

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