Kanye West removed from Grammys lineup for ‘regarding online behavior’

A representative of Ye, formerly known as Kanye WestKanye Omari WestPete Davidson ‘No Longer Able’ To Join Bezos’ Blue Origin Mission Crew Kanye West Temporarily Suspended From Instagram For Violating Hillicon Valley Harassment Policies – Trump Social Media Pre-launch Questions MORE, confirmed to Variety that the rapper had his Grammy performance canceled “regarding online behavior.”

Variety received a link from the rapper’s rep to a story written by The Blast, which was the first to report drawn performanceand only added: “This is confirmed,” according to the outlet.

The Blast reported Friday night that the rapper’s performance at the upcoming awards show was canceled for “regarding online behavior.” Ye’s team found out about the news earlier on Friday during a phone call, according to the outlet, which cited sources close to Ye.

Sources told The Blast that the decision came as no surprise to the rapper’s team.

The Blast noted that concerns about Ye’s interactions with the comedian Trevor NoahTrevor NoahKanye West Temporarily Suspended From Instagram For Violating Harassment Policies Gridiron Dinner Returns After Three Years Away India Arie Backtracks, Says Joe Rogan ‘Knowingly Racist’ MORE, which will host the awards ceremony, was factored into the decision. Earlier this week, Ye was temporarily suspended from Instagram for 24 hours after he used racial slurs to refer to Noah.

On Tuesday night, Noah opened up about Ye and his relationship with his ex-wife, Kim KardashianKimberly (Kim) Noel Kardashian WestPete Davidson ‘no longer able’ to join Bezos’ Blue Origin mission crew Kanye West temporarily suspended from Instagram for violating harassment policies give some MOREduring a segment, saying that Kardashian was being harassed.

“It’s turned into a story that feels entirely tabloid, but I think it deserves a bit more mainstream awareness. …I know everyone thinks it’s a big marketing stunt,” Noah noted.

“Two things can be true: Kim loves publicity. Kim is also harassed. Those things can happen at the same time,” he added.

Ye is nominated for five Grammy Awards.

The Hill contacted CBS, the Recording Academy and the agency representing the rapper for comment.

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