Kanye West will no longer be hitting the 2022 Grammys stage, as a rep for the artist has confirmed that his performance has been pulled due to his â€œconcerning online behaviour.â€
Variety confirmed the news shortly after Westâ€™s â€œEazyâ€ collaborator, rapper The Game, took to social media in a rant defending the multi-hyphenate as he faces scrutiny for harassing estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, cyberbullying Pete Davidson and using a racial slur while addressing â€œThe Daily Showâ€ host, Trevor Noah.
â€œThe Grammys have at the last minute decided to pull @kanyewest from performing on the show as if we didnâ€™t know it was coming,â€ The Game, born Jayceon Taylor, shared via Instagram Friday night.
â€œCould be because @trevornoah is hosting and there was a conversation held amongst his team & the academy that led to the decision or because Yeâ€™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,â€ the MC hypothesized.
Kanye West barred from performing at Grammys due to â€˜concerning online behaviourâ€™
Rapper The Game (R) defended West after his performance was pulled from the 2022 Grammys.
â€œSpeak your mind in this country for yourself, family or your people & youâ€™re ostracized immediately & if you push them hard enough they will stop at no ends to try and put an end to you as a whole,â€ the Compton, Calif. native went on.
â€œI canâ€™t sleep at night knowing I was quiet about issues burning holes in my heart or narratives incorrectly pushed by the mass agenda to create a mindset that the person at hand is crazy or has issues internally that are beyond repair.â€
While West will no longer be performing, the rapperâ€™s 2021 album â€œDondaâ€ has been nominated for five awards, including Album of the Year.
News of his cancelled performance comes days after one critic began a petition to have Ye dropped as a headliner for this yearâ€™s Coachella Music Festival.