The publication reports West’s team received a phone call Friday night informing him he had been “unfortunately” removed from the line-up of performers for the show due to his “concerning online behaviour.”
West’s Eazy collaborator, rapper The Game, took to social media in a rant defending West.
“The Grammys have at the last minute decided to pull @kanyewest from performing on the show as if we didn’t know it was coming,” The Game, born Jayceon Taylor, shared via Instagram Friday night.
“Could be because @trevornoah is hosting and there was a conversation held amongst his team & the academy that led to the decision or because Ye’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,” the MC hypothesised.
“Speak your mind in this country for yourself, family or your people & you’re ostracized (sic) immediately & if you push them hard enough they will stop at no ends to try and put an end to you as a whole,” the Compton, California native went on. “I can’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 mind set that the person at hand is krazy (sic) or has issues internally that are beyond repair.”
While West will no longer be performing, the rapper’s 2021 album Donda has been nominated for five awards, including Album of the Year.