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Billionaire, musician, recent divorcee and habitual line-stepper, Kanye West, has been barred from performing at the 2022 Grammy Awards.

A spokesman for the 44-year-old artist, who legally changed his name to Ye in 2021, confirmed the allegations first reported by The Blast late Friday, saying he had been “unfortunately” removed from the lineup of performers for the show due to his “concerning online behavior.”

While the Recording Academy has yet to detail its reasons for the change, it comes on the heels of West using a racial slur against "The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah, who is slated to host this year's edition of the award show.
Instagram issued a temporary 24-hour ban on the rapper's account Thursday over violations of its hate speech and harassment policy in response to him posting a photo of Noah, over a bastardized version of the song "Kumbaya" with a reworked title and lyrics featuring a racial epitaph.

The attack came after Noah did a segment on “The Daily Show” about West's public attacks on his ex Kim Kardashian and her new boyfriend, Pete Davidson.

"What’s weird about the situation is Kanye West has told us that he struggles with his mental health,” Noah said during the episode. “So I get it, you wanna have art as therapy. But here’s what’s weird that Kanye doesn’t understand. It’s like, what we’re seeing is — it makes you uncomfortable.”
Noah continued: “With Kanye, we don’t know how to feel. We don’t know how to worry. I think Kanye doesn’t seem to understand that. He goes, ‘Leave me to create my art.’ Yeah but Kanye, you told us you have problems. Now when we worry about that, you say we shouldn’t worry because it’s not [his] problem. Or it is [his] problems? Which is it?”

The 22-time Grammy winner is up for five nominations this year, including album of the year for his album "Donda." Named after his late mother, it is a star-studded tribute to the professor who tragically passed away at the age of 58 in 2007 following cosmetic surgery.

West, who is also up for best rap song for the track "Jail," has received ample criticism for his recent actions — which include making a video in which he kills Davidson. He may have gained, however, an unlikely defender in Noah.


On Sunday, seemingly in response to the ban, the Grammy host tweeted, “I said counsel Kanye not cancel Kanye."

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