American rapper Kanye West has been dropped from the Grammys. Yes, you heard right! Donda singer Kanye West is no longer a part of the Grammys’ program. Kanye has been removed from the lineup list. Kanye who recently had a tussle with youtube and Spotify over his album release on his own app has seemingly got in trouble again.
The Grammys in 2022 has already seen significant changes, and it appears that more are on the way before the April 4 show. To begin with, there was a backstage feud between Taylor Swift and Olivia Rodrigo over the latter’s album credits. Then, considering their infamous past, allegations began to circulate that Swift and Kanye West were conspiring.
This was to fill key categories together, prompting a statement from the Recording Academy itself. West has now been withdrawn from the night’s performance program due to a heated, continuing issue, according to reports. The reason behind Kanye’s exit is his concerning online behavior.
Recently, Kanye got in a legal tussle with his ex-wife and American model Kim Kardashian. After years of marriage, Kim and Kanye decided to end their relationship. This decision apparently affected Kanye’s online behavior a lot. Kanye posted a spree of Instagram posts about Kim and her current boyfriend Pete.
Kanye not only made headlines about the same but also bullied Kardashian and her boyfriend. To put things in perspective, the “On God” rapper was suspended from his Instagram account for 24 hours straight earlier this week, allegedly for violating the social media platform’s user standards on online harassment and hate speech.
His (since-deleted) postings baiting ex-wife Kim Kardashian and her current boyfriend, Pete Davidson, as well as employing a racist slur towards Trevor Noah (the Grammys’ official host) are widely considered to have contributed to his suspension. And, according to reports, Kardashian believes the suspension of her former lover from the app was completely “fair.”
Kanye’s constant weird behavior is what has landed him into this ban. Although Kanye archived all the posts he made about Kim and Pete but seems like the consequences would still chase. The Game, who was featured on the infamous Pete Davidson diss track, does not believe Kanye West should face consequences for his online behavior.
The two-time Grammy winner chastised the award show’s latest performance lineup decision in a post on Instagram, speculating that Trevor Noah’s tenure as the host had something to do with his collaborators’ ousters or was blowback from West’s social media suspension, or perhaps both, and he isn’t happy about it.
For 2021’s Donda, the 44-year-old artist was nominated for five awards, including Best Rap Album and Album of the Year. Billie Eilish, Jack Harlow, Lil Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo, BTS, and others will perform at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards on April 3 at the MGM Grand.