Kanye West‘s saga following the tip of his marriage to Kim Kardashian continues.
West, now often known as Ye, has been barred from acting at this yr’s Grammy Awards due to his latest “regarding on-line behaviour,” a rep for the rapper advised Selection. They confirmed that West’s staff obtained a cellphone name Friday night with the information that the artist could be pulled from the lineup of performers.
West wasn’t a part of the primary spherical of Grammy performers to be introduced final week, nevertheless it’s not stunning that he might have been a deliberate performer.
West is not any stranger to the Grammy Awards; all through his lengthy musical profession, the artist has racked up 22 Grammy Awards from 75 nominations. He’s up for 5 Grammys this yr for his album Donda.
The Recording Academy, which presents the Grammys, has not but commented on the scenario.
This resolution comes on the heels of a web-based spat between West and Grammy host Trevor Noah. The rapper and clothier was handed a 24-hour suspension from Instagram after calling The Day by day Present host a racial slur.
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Noah did a section on The Day by day Present Tuesday evening concerning the ongoing harassment Kardashian has confronted from her former husband all through their divorce proceedings.
“What she’s going by is terrifying to look at,” he stated. “What we’re seeing is among the strongest, one of many richest ladies on the earth, unable to get her ex to cease texting her, to cease chasing after her, to cease harassing her.”
West has posted non-public messages between him and Kardashian, and tried to weave a story about him being barred from seeing their youngsters.
In response to Noah’s criticism, West posted a screenshot of The Day by day Present host to Instagram and re-wrote the lyrics of the peaceable music Kumbaya to incorporate a racial slur.
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Noah commented on the now-deleted publish that the rapper’s music has been an “indelible a part of (his) life.” He added, “it breaks my coronary heart to see you want this.”
A number of stories have urged that the rapper was pulled from the Grammys efficiency lineup due to issues about West and the forthcoming Grammy host interacting.
Whether or not that rationale factored into the Recording Academy’s resolution stays to be seen — however a supply near Noah advised CNN that he didn’t play a task in West being dropped from the lineup.
“Trevor by no means requested the Grammys to ban Kanye from performing. He was not offended by Kanye’s Instagram publish and Trevor responded on Instagram. The notion that Trevor or his staff requested the Grammys to ban Kanye is ridiculous,” the supply stated.
On Sunday, Noah took to Twitter to induce empathy within the midst of the scenario.
The rapper The Recreation, who collaborated with West on the music Eazy — the music movies for the music depicting violence in opposition to Pete Davidson, Kardashian’s new boyfriend — posted his help for West on Instagram.
He wrote, “Time & time once more they present us that they solely need to STEAL the tradition, not permit you to ever be their equals.” He known as the choice to drag West an instance of the “steady disrespect” proven in the direction of Black artists.
The sixty fourth Annual Grammy Awards happen on April 3.
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