Representative Kanye West says 2022 Grammy performance was eliminated due to online behavior – The Hollywood Reporter

Kanye “Ye” West’s representative says that an unannounced performance at the 2022 Grammy Awards was withdrawn due to “online behavior”.

A representative of the rapper confirmed that The Hollywood Reporter details in a report published by The Blast on Friday, which claims that West received a phone call on Friday night announcing that he had been excluded from this year’s list of Grammy performers. While West has five nominations this year, he was not among the first round of artists to be announced by the Recording Academy before the April 3 ceremony.

A representative of West, whose legal name is Ye, declined to confirm whether he was still attending or was invited to the show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. THR contacted the Recording Academy for comments, but has not yet received a response.

The news follows the temporary suspension of Ye on Instagram on Wednesday, March 16, after he published a post that presented an insult aimed at The daily show host Trevor Noah. During the 24-hour suspension, the Grammy-winning musician was unable to post, comment, or text.

In Ye’s post, which has since been deleted by Instagram, “Kumbaya” lyrics have been replaced with a variation of a racial epithet based on a minstrel character. West used the insult in response to a segment on Tuesday The daily showin which Noah tackled the rapper’s online fixation and harassment of both his ex-wife Kim Kardashian and her current boyfriend, SNL cast member Pete Davidson, calling her “terrifying to watch.”

Before West’s post was removed, Noah – who is hosting the 2022 Grammy Show – replied to the rapper that his behavior “broke” the host’s heart and that Ye should “know the difference between it and fight your family”.

“If you’re just kidding about all this, I’m an idiot for worrying, so be it. But I’d rather be the idiot who spoke, “Noah concluded.

West’s public response to Noah is just the latest chapter in his ongoing public response to his Kardashian divorce, which was declared legally unmarried on March 2. Kardashian filed for divorce in West in February 2021, after six years of marriage, and during court proceedings he claimed he was causing her “emotional distress” with her posts on social media.

Since then, West has made numerous public comments on social media about their breakup. Ye apologized in February for at least some of these posts, especially those involving him posting private texts with Kardashian on his public account.

Addressing his growing responses on social media to their divorce, he wrote that “I know sharing screenshots was disturbing and it seemed like harassing Kim. I take responsibility. ” He went on to say that he “continues to learn in real time” and that he could “benefit from a team of creative professionals, organizers, mobilizers and community leaders.”

But according to public apologies, Ye went on to describe, among other things, the beheading of a claymation version of Davidson in his video for “Eazy,” a song that contains the lyrics, “God saved me from that accident / Just so I can win.” . Pete Davidson’s ass. “