Kanye West has been prohibited from performing at the Grammy Awards scheduled to take place on Monday, 4 April, due to “concerning online behavior”.
The decision was made partially because of concerns over possible interactions between West and this year’s host, Trevor Noah.
It will be recalled that West was reportedly locked out of his Instagram account for 24 hours for hate speech, harassment, and bullying after he allegedly wrote a racial slur on Noah’s IG page.
The alleged comment was made after the Daily Show host weighed in on West’s split from Kim Kardashian.
West’s comment on Noah’s page is the latest in a string of volatile posts shared by the musician in the last few months.
Until now, it has been reported that West has been banned from performing at the 64th annual Grammys. A rep for Ye confirmed to E! News that the rapper received the call before the weekend that he had “unfortunately” been removed from the line-up of performers at this year’s ceremony.
In response to West’s ban, Noah took to Twitter to weigh in on the controversy.
“I said counsel Kanye not cancel Kanye,” the South African wrote.
Despite the decision to remove Kanye West from the roster of Grammy performers, the rapper is still nominated for multiple awards in 2022.
He has two nominations for Album of the Year – one for his own, Donda, and another for his work on Lil Nas X’s Montero.
Kanye’s song Jail received a nomination for Best Rap Song, with Hurricane cinching a nom for Best Melodic Rap Performance.
Donda also earned a nomination for Best Rap Album.
According to the official Grammy website, Kanye has won 22 awards out of 75 nominations throughout his lengthy career.