Kanye West was a no-show on the 2022 Grammys Sunday night time after being barred from performing on the awards present.
Ye won two trophies, Finest Rap Music for “Jail” and Finest Melodic Rap Efficiency for “Hurricane,” and was nominated in three different classes, together with Album of the 12 months for “Donda,” however opted to skip out on music’s greatest night time on the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas.
West’s absence was anticipated, as Web page Six solely reported Friday that he had advised his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, he was “going away to get assist” and wouldn’t be “making any public appearances or inflammatory social media statements.”
It’s unclear whether or not the 44-year-old, who struggles with bipolar disorder, is in a therapy facility.
West’s rep advised us that he’s “dedicated to a wholesome co-parenting relationship with Kim and is concentrated on elevating their lovely kids.”
Lower than a month earlier than Sunday’s stay program, Grammy execs pulled the plug on West performing attributable to his “regarding on-line habits.”
The “All the Lights” rapper had been on a months-long tirade towards Kardashian, 41, and her boyfriend, Pete Davidson.
He even threatened the “Saturday Night time Reside” star, 28, twice in two newly launched songs, “Eazy” and “Metropolis of God,” and buried a Claymation-version of Davidson alive in a music video for the previous.
The Recreation, West’s collaborator on “Eazy,” was the primary to announce the Recording Academy’s choice on Instagram, writing, “The Grammys have on the final minute determined to drag @kanyewest from acting on the present as if we didn’t understand it was coming.”
Nonetheless, many suspected that the “Jesus Walks” rapper’s efficiency was greater than possible axed due to his feud with Grammy host Trevor Noah in early March.
After Noah, 38, expressed concern on “The Every day Present” that West’s assaults on Kardashian shine “a highlight on what so many ladies undergo after they select to depart,” the billionaire artist referred to as him a racial slur on-line.
Noah stated in response that it “breaks” his coronary heart to see West “like this.”
He added, “I don’t care in the event you assist Trump and I don’t care in the event you roast Pete. I do nevertheless care after I see you on a path that’s dangerously near peril and ache.”
West was suspended from Instagram for twenty-four hours shortly after his bashing of the Comedy Central host, and the Grammys adopted swimsuit.
Nonetheless, the awards present didn’t disinvite West from the occasion altogether, and his two wins Sunday night time introduced his profession complete to 24, tying him with mentor-turned-foe Jay-Z.
West has a historical past of headline-making antics on the Grammys.
In 2015, the “By way of the Wire” rapper crashed the stage when Beck received Album of the 12 months in an try and jokingly mimic his 2009 VMA stunt with Taylor Swift.
He later blamed the outburst on the “voices” in his head.
When West received Finest Rap Album in 2005 for his debut, “The School Dropout,” he joked during his acceptance speech, “I do know all people’s asking the query, they needed know, ‘I do know he’s going to wild out, I do know he’s going to do one thing loopy.’ All people needed to know what I’d do if I didn’t win.”
He concluded smugly, “I suppose we’ll by no means know.”