Kanye West has been removed from the performance list for the upcoming Grammy Awards due to his recent erratic online behavior.
In an email to the Associated Press, a rep for the rapper confirmed a report by The Blast that West “was banned from attending next month’s Grammy Awards because of his ‘concerning online behavior.'” nominated for album of the year.
There was no official confirmation from the Grammys or CBS, which airs the awards, that West was scheduled to perform. Last week’s awards ceremony heralded the first wave of artists planning to perform.
Acts set to take the Grammys stage this year include Billie Eilish, BTS, Lil Nas X and Olivia Rodrigo. West – who legally changed his name to Ye – also received nods for melodic rap performance, rap song and rap album.
Last week, Ye was banned from Instagram for 24 hours after directing a racial slur at The Daily Show host Trevor Noah for criticizing the hip-hop star’s social media posts in which he said his Ex Kim Kardashian attacked her new boyfriend Pete Davidson. Noah hosts the Grammys.
“What [Kardashian is] It’s terrifying to go through and it puts a spotlight on what so many women are going through when they decide to leave,” Noah said on The Daily Show last week.
“What we see … is one of the most powerful, one of the richest women in the world who can’t get her ex to stop texting her, stop chasing her, stop bothering her. Just think about it for a moment.”
On Sunday, however, the comedian appeared to say in a tweet that the Grammys had gone too far: “I said advise Kanye not to cancel Kanye.”
Christi Carras, a Times contributor, contributed to this report.
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-03-20/kanye-west-pulled-off-grammys-performance-slate Kanye West has cleared the Grammys performance list