GRAMMY viewers have been left angry after noticing that Aaron Carter was left out of the in memoriam tribute.
The singer died in November 2022 following a lengthy battle with addiction and mental health issues.
Kacey Musgraves, Sheryl Crow, Mick Fleetwood, Bonnie Raitt, Christine McVie, and Quavo were just a few of the stars to grace the stage for a live performance during the in memoriam segment at the Grammys.
They honored stars like Loretta Lynn, Takeoff, tWitch, and other stars who are gone too soon.
Eagle-eyed fans couldn’t help but notice that while dozens of people were remembered, there was one late star that seemed to be missing: Aaron.
The pop singer was found dead inside the bathtub in his California mansion in late 2022 and pronounced dead on the scene.
His photo did not appear in the tribute, but he was listed among the stars set to be honored on a website associated with the Grammy Awards.
Fans of the late musician were incensed that he would be forgotten and took to Twitter to make it known.
Several fans mistakenly suggested that Taylor Hawkins – the late Foo Fighters drummer – was also snubbed, forgetting that he had been honored the year before.
One fan wrote: “Shame on you, Grammys. You left out Taylor Hawkins AND Aaron carter of the memorial segment.”
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Another tweeted: “Umm.. I didn’t see Aaron Carter on that tribute.”
A third fan wrote: “Wow the grammys left Aaron Carter out of the memorial? Wow, really terrible. No matter how you felt about AC, he made a huge mark in the business at such a young age. He should’ve been included.”
Someone else added: “Where was Aaron Carter in the memorial video?!?!”
Another fan wrote: “grammys. why not include aaron carter in memoriam? you don’t wanna be associated with drugs or addiction? that is so disrespectful and inhumane. dont say, oh you didn’t have time to include him, bc he passed in november and jeff beck died last month… hmmmm we love you aaron.”
Someone else chimed in: “Shame on the grammys 2023! You knew you guys didn’t put @aaronCarter in the video tribute! He was so multitalented! A pop icon! How disheartening.”
The month after his death, Aaron’s fiancée sat down with The U.S. Sun for an exclusive interview about the moment she found out about her partner’s death.
Aaron and Melanie first met through social media in 2019, and their romance quickly blossomed, with the pair moving in together after just a month.
He popped the question live on Instagram the following June before they welcomed their son in November last year after a previous miscarriage left them heartbroken.
The couple had a rocky relationship at times, often due to Aaron’s struggle with drug addiction and his mental health, but Melanie says she was determined to stand by him.
She recalled the tragic moment she received the worst call imaginable on November 5, informing her Aaron had been found dead at home in Lancaster, California.
They had been arguing about his recent relapse when he was caught huffing on social media, and Melanie called the police multiple times for welfare checks.
The beauty influencer told The U.S. Sun she was staying with family in Orange County during their brief separation.
Melanie said she was at the drive-through at Del Taco when she got the call from their publicist saying she’d been told he had drowned at their home.
“The publicist is the one who called me to tell me. And she said that she didn’t know what was going on, but that he drowned. And I was like hysterically freaking out. I was actually getting food when I got the call. Breakfast.
“I think it was at 10 or 11 o’clock in the morning. Then it hit the news right away within like 10 minutes.
“I just drove immediately to our house and was crying the whole time. I don’t even know how I got there,” adding that she was “hysterical” during the two-hour, 40-minute journey.
“I thought he fell in the pool and maybe he passed out in it and he went in the pool at night. I didn’t know what to expect, [and] I also thought maybe someone put him in there.
“That’s what I thought … maybe when I wasn’t there, that someone put him in the pool and did that to him. I don’t know.
“He always said he was scared about people around him. So I didn’t know what that meant. And then when I got there I found out that it was the bathtub.
“When I arrived there, there were already lots of cars. Everybody was sad and there were reporters everywhere. They were there all day and I didn’t want to believe it.
“And then I talked to the detectives towards the very end and I said, ‘You know what exactly happened?’ I let them know that I wasn’t home, but I lived at the residence. I was his fiancee, we had a baby together.”
The U.S. Sun previously revealed Aaron’s body was found by their new house-sitter, who was left traumatized by the scene.
She was heard by neighbors screaming minutes before paramedics rushed to the house.
The woman, who has chosen not to speak out, did not respond to Melanie during Aaron’s last week, or after his death.
She said Aaron told her not to speak to Melanie, and she’s been left with a lot of unanswered questions as a result.
“I don’t know if [she] actually physically saw him that night,” she said. “That’s what I don’t know.
“I feel like I deserve to know that, I was with him for three years. I was the latest person to take care of him and have a family with him.
“I kind of have weird feelings about that. I’m just, I’m a little upset about the whole situation.”
Police did let Melanie go into the house after his body was removed, to check on their pet dogs, but she cannot yet bring herself to speak of the moment.
Melanie could be heard sobbing as Aaron was brought out by the coroner, and she says she did not want to see his body.
Breaking down in tears again during the interview, she said: “It’s just so early still. I’m probably always going to cry when I hear about him. At least I got to say goodbye.”
Asked how she felt having spent all day watching the commotion at the house, Melanie said she told herself: “It’s not real, I’m dreaming.”
Aaron has been struggling in a major way prior to his passing.
He previously claimed that he had suffered more than 100 seizures from his addiction.
Aaron and Melanie shared one child together, whom she recently regained custody of.