Kanye West’s Grammy performance has been cancelled.
Accordingly diversity, Ye was “barred” from performing at next month’s awards shows. A representative for the DONDA Rapper said that Yes’s team received a call Friday night telling him that he had been “sadly” removed from the cast list due to his “worrying online behavior.”
Ye was never officially announced as a performer. However, he’s nominated for five Grammys this year, including Album of the Year, Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song.
Taking to Instagram, Yes “Eazy” contributor The Game slammed the Grammys for their decision, which he says had to do with his controversial comments about Grammys host Trevor Noah. According to The Blast, there were concerns about West and Noah’s interaction during the show.
Ye used a racial slur against Noah in a since-deleted Instagram post after the Daily Show host commented on his “harassment” of Kim Kardashian, prompting a 24-hour suspension from Instagram.
“The Grammys made a last minute decision to pull @kanyewest from the show as if we didn’t know it was coming,” Game wrote. “Could be because @trevornoah is hosting and there was a conversation between his team and the academy that led to the decision, or because Ye’s account was suspended for unknown reasons just a few days ago, especially in a world where all the negativity in the world can be found in the same app with no repercussions or suspensions.”
In response to the report, Noah apparently denied he wanted Ye ripped from the Grammy cast and just wanted him to get help.
“I said advise Kanye not to cancel Kanye,” he tweeted Sunday morning.
I said advise Kanye not to quit Kanye.
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) March 20, 2022
Earlier, Noah shared his concern for Ye’s well-being. “You are an indelible part of my life, Ye. That’s why it breaks my heart to see you like this,” he wrote after Yes’s attack. “I don’t care if you support Trump and I don’t care if you roast Pete. However, I do care when I see you walking down a path dangerously close to danger and pain.”
The 64th Annual Grammy Awards, hosted by Noah, will air April 3 from Las Vegas with performances from Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow, Billie Eilish, BTS and more.