Kanye West Cut From Grammys Over ‘Concerning Online Behavior’

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Rapper Kanye West has been removed from the 2022 Grammy’s performer line-up, after his increasingly erratic behavior on social media raised red flags with the Recording Academy.

West’s team was reportedly informed that the “Donda” rapper’s scheduled performance was “unfortunately” nixed “due to what they deem to be concerning online behavior,” despite being nominated for five Grammys, including album of the year. 

The announcement came a day after Kanye was banned from Instagram for 24-hours for violating the platform’s policies on hate speech, harassment, and bullying. 

The Yeezy CEO has been on a social media tirade against ex-wife Kim Kardashian and boyfriend Pete Davidson, who he refers to as “Skete,” in recent weeks. 

He proudly wrote that he “Ran Skete off the gram,” at the end of February, and released a music video where he tortures and murders an animated version of Davidson. “God saved me from that crash / Just so I can beat Pete Davidson’s ass,” he spit.  

West clearly crossed the line with Instagram’s parent company Meta last week, when he called “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah a racial slur.  

“All in together now… K–n baya my lord k–n baya K–n baya my lord K–n baya Oooo’ lord K–n baya,” he posted after Noah dedicated a segment on the show to calling out West for becoming “belligerent” with his attempts to win back Kardashian. 

“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. 

The “Daily Show” host, who is set to MC the Grammys, is reportedly not behind CBS’ decision to ban West from performing at the awards show. 

“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,” an insider divulged

Noah echoed the sentiment in a tweet. “I said counsel Kanye not cancel Kanye,” he wrote on Sunday.  

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