The Recording Academy banned Kanye West from performing at the 2022 Grammy Awards due to his “concerning online behavior.” This news comes despite West being nominated for five Grammys this year, including Album of the Year and Rap Song of the Year.
People are now pointing the finger at Trevor Noah, the host of this year’s ceremony, for Kanye’s Grammy ban.
Recently, Noah criticized West for harassing his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, and her new boyfriend, Pete Davidson. Kanye responded to Trevor Noah’s criticism using a racial slur that got him temporarily banned from Instagram.
According to a source close to Noah, he has nothing to do with West’s canceled Grammy performance. The source told CNN, Noah has not had any conversations with the producers of the Recording Academy about Kanye West.
“Trevor never asked the Grammys to ban Kanye from performing. He was not offended by Kanye’s Instagram post, and Trevor responded on Instagram. The notion that Trevor or his team asked the Grammys to ban Kanye is ridiculous,” the source told CNN.
On Sunday morning, Noah tweeted, “I said counsel Kanye not cancel Kanye.”
The Grammys will be held in Las Vegas on April 3. Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, and Olivia Rodrigo are all set to take the stage at the award show.