Ye' Banned From The Grams? Say It's Not So!
Trevor Noah will hosts the 64th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, April 3
An apparently planned, though unannounced, Kanye West performance at the Grammys has reportedly been scrapped over his “concerning online behavior.”
The rapper’s team was told late Friday that his performance had been pulled from the lineup, according to The Blast.
West was not among the first group of performers announced by the Recording Academy last week, which included Brothers Osborne, BTS, Brandi Carlile, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X with Jack Harlow and Olivia Rodrigo.
Spokespeople for West, the Recording Academy and CBS, which airs the Grammys, did not immediately return a request from the Daily News Sunday, but The Blast reported that organizers were particularly concerned about his relationship with host Trevor Noah after the “Daily Show” host said on his show that West was “harassing” ex-wife Kim Kardashian.
“What (Kardashian is) going through is terrifying to watch, and it shines a spotlight on what so many women go through when they choose to leave,” Noah said, citing how he watched his own mother face domestic violence.
“If Kim Kardashian cannot escape this, then what chance do normal women have?”
West responded in a since-deleted Instagram post that included several uses of a racial slur against the South African host, leading to the rapper’s temporary ban from the social media site.
West has also faced criticism for gory music videos that show him attacking “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson, who is currently dating Kardashian, and burning him in effigy.