Kanye West has been scrapped by The Grammys for his performance this year, after what insiders are calling “concerning online behavior.” But, musicians and friends are supporting the rapper over the questionable decision.
According to sources close to the ‘Donda’ rapper, his team received a phone call earlier this evening, informing him he has been pulled from the line-up of performers for the show.
Insiders say the Awards show is “unfortunately” taking this position “due to what they deem to be concerning online behavior.” Plus, Kanye’s recent ban from Instagram didn’t help the situation.
Fellow Musicians Defend Kanye West Over Grammys Decision To Pull Performance
We’re told the decision was made partially because Trevor Noah is hosting the night’s festivities and there is worry about the two men’s interaction during the show. As we reported, Kanye responded to Noah after he addressed the rapper’s split from ex-wife Kim Kardashian. “I’ll be honest with you — what I see from the situation is a woman who wants to live her life without being harassed by an ex-boyfriend or an ex-husband or an ex-anything,” Noah said.
The Grammy situation spread to other artists, including rapper The Game, who defended Kanye West on his social media.
Rapper The Game BLAST Grammys Over Kanye West Decision
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“Time & time again they show us that they only want to STEAL the culture, not allow you to ever be their equals. In a more than obvious move for reasons of minuscule actions…. The Grammys have at the last minute decided to pull (Kanye West) from performing on the show as if we didn’t know it was coming,” Game wrote.
He continued, “Could be because (Trevor Noah) is hosting and there was a conversation held amongst his team & the academy that led to the decision or because Ye’s account was suspended just days ago for reasons unknown, especially in a world where all the negativities of the world can be found on the same app with no repercussions or suspensions…. We’ll just say it’s all of the above & a continuous disrespect for us & all that we have brought to the table in entertainment, media & sports over the last 100 years especially.”
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Our sources say Kanye’s team isn’t surprised by the decision, and it only points to proof The Grammy Awards are an outdated and unimportant part of music culture and perceived success.
Interestingly, many are pointing towards the possibility that Kanye or others are launching their own social media site to make sure ALL voices can be heard. “I’m sure I’ll be the next account suspended for speaking freely on an app created for us to equally share as humans lol,” The Game added.
Earlier in the week, the Grammys announced performers for the show, which includes Billie Eilish, BTS, Lil’ Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo, and Jack Harlow.
Obviously, Kanye West should be slated in this line-up due to his massively popular album release this year. Plus, Ye’s ‘Donda’ album is nominated for Album Of The Year.
At this point, Kanye hasn’t responded to the unbelievable snub by the Grammy organization, but we are guessing he will sooner than later!