CHICAGO (CBS Chicago / CBS LA) – Chicago native Kanye West was nominated for five Grammy Awards this year, but a few weeks ago he was told he would not be performing at the ceremony on Sunday night because of his “online behavior”.
West’s album “Donda” was recognized as “Album of the Year” and “Best Rap Album”.
The GRAMMY Awards are held Sunday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Their host, comedian Trevor Noah, who was critical of West’s behavior. But he is tweeted“I said Kanye’s lawyer doesn’t cancel Kanye.”
Earlier this month, the judge completed West’s divorce from reality star tycoon Kim Kardashian.
Kardashian has been publicly meeting with Saturday Night Live actor Pete Davidson since last October.
In an alarming music video for West’s song “Eazy,” which was released the day after the divorce ended, a character similar to Davidson appears to have been abducted with a bag on his head, tied up, and then buried. At some point the clay character supposedly West seems to be holding Davidson’s severed head.
On March 17, West was dismissed from Instagram for 24 hours after he published racial insults against the host of “Daily Show” Noah, according to CBS News. The day before, Noah aired an excerpt discussing West’s alleged harassment of Kardashian after the divorce.
“What she’s going through is scary to watch and sheds light on what many women go through when they decide to leave,” Noah said.
GRAMMYS will air on CBS 2 and Paramount + at 7 p.m.