Kanye West Reportedly in Talks to Perform at Grammys
Ye may hit the Grammy stage after all.
A new report from HITS Daily Double claims that the Recording Academy is having “conversations” with Kanye West about performing at Sunday’s show.
This would come as a surprise since Ye’s team claimed that he was “barred” from performing at the 64th annual awards. A rep for the DONDA rapper previously told Variety that he had been removed from the lineup of performers due to his “concerning online behavior.”
The decision may have had to do with his controversial comments about Grammys host Trevor Noah. Ye used a racial slur against Noah in a since-deleted Instagram post after the “Daily Show” host commented on his “harassment” of Kim Kardashian, resulting in a 24-hour suspension from Instagram. He has not returned to the social media platform since the temporary ban.
Ye, who will headline Coachella next month, is nominated for five Grammys this year including Album of the Year, Best Rap Album, and Best Rap Song.
According to HITS, the Grammys are expected to make “at least one more announcement of performers” before Sunday’s show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. In addition to Ye, producers are reportedly in talks with Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, and Lady Gaga.
The official Grammy lineup so far includes Nas, Billie Eilish, H.E.R., Lil Nas X with Jack Harlow, J Balvin, John Legend, and Silk Sonic, who will open the show.