Ye won’t be performing at the Grammy Awards this year. A report published in The Blast said the rapper was told Friday that his set had been pulled from the show, which takes place April 3.
A representative for Ye, who recently changed his name from Kanye West, confirmed the information in an email to The Associated Press. She did not offer additional comment.
Ye’s performance had not been revealed by the show, which has announced acts such as Billie Eilish, BTS, Lil Nas X and Olivia Rodrigo. Ye’s “Donda” is nominated for album of the year.
USA TODAY has reached out to representatives for Ye and the Recording Academy for details.
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According to reports, the decision was made in response to Ye’s “concerning online behavior.”
Last week, the musician was suspended from Instagram for 24 hours after attacking his ex-wife Kim Kardashian, her beau Pete Davidson and comedian Trevor Noah, who is hosting the Grammys.
“I said counsel Kanye not cancel Kanye,” Noah tweeted Sunday.
Meta, Instagram’s parent company, confirmed to USA TODAY on Wednesday that content from Ye’s account had been removed for violating the company’s hate speech, bullying and harassment policies, including a post about Noah that used a slur.
Ye has unleashed an outpouring of social media attacks on Kardashian and Davidson, who have been romantically linked since Kardashian hosted “Saturday Night Live” in October. He went after Noah when the comedian did a segment on “The Daily Show” about Ye’s harassment of Kardashian and Davidson.
“What we’re seeing here is one of the most powerful, one of the richest women in the world unable to get her ex to stop texting her, to stop chasing after her, to stop harassing her,” Noah said.
Contributing: Charlie Trepany and Kim Willis, USA TODAY, and The Associated Press
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