Did Silk Sonic break up? Or was it just a Grammy stunt from Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak?

Los Angeles, California - Musicians Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak engaged in some hilarious Twitter banter over their newly-formed group Silk Sonic performing in anticipation of their upcoming Grammy performance. Did Silk Sonic really just break up?

Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars recently announced their new band project Silk Sonic.
Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars recently announced their new band project Silk Sonic.  © Screenshot/Instagram/@silksonic

The two artists began a back-and-forth on Twitter when – to their shock – they discovered that they were not included on the official Grammys performance lineup released on Monday.

The soloists have combined forces in a new funk R&B collaboration called Silk Sonic. The band dropped a surprise single early last week and have completed a full album that is set to be released soon.

"We... could really use the promotion right now," Mars publicly tweeted to the Recording Academy. "If you can see it in your hearts to allow two out of work musicians to perform at your show, we would really appreciate it."

Silk Sonic take to Twitter for Grammy request

Silk Sonic mobilized Twitter fans with a hashtag to request that the Grammy Awards include them in their show on Sunday night.

#LetSilkSonicThrive was trending on Twitter internationally for the next two days as the duo encouraged the Academy to respond.

"We'll send in an audition tape and take as many Covid tests as we need to," they said.

The exchange caused a lighthearted rift in the group, and the two said that the band had decided to break up and go their separate ways over the drama.

"RIP Silk Sonic," wrote Paak. "BTS, do y'all need a drummer?"

Did Silk Sonic break up?

The Grammy Awards finally joined in on the fun on Tuesday night, officially inviting them to perform at the awards show a few hours later. Luckily, this meant that Silk Sonic didn't need to break up.

"Are you free this Sunday night?" the Recording Academy joked. Mars and .Paak then said they would reunite Silk Sonic for "one night only" to perform, and promised that they wouldn't do anything over the top.

After their epic Twitter exchange, the world can only wait and see what else they have in store for us.

Cover photo: Screenshot/Instagram/@silksonic

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