Wednesday, April 24, 2024

More on Kanye: Grammy Awards Pull His Scheduled Performance Over “Concerning Online Behavior”


More on Kanye today: the Grammy Awards have pulled his scheduled performance from the April 3rd telecast.

The reason is “concerning online behavior.”

Yes, online Kanye called Trevor Noah a “koon” and accused Pete Davidson of exposing his kids to drugs.

Were there to be no consequences for this? Noah is hosting the Grammy Awards. Having Kanye there would not be a wise idea.

Prior to Kanye’s explosion on social media, he was welcome. “Donda” has several Grammy nominations. There was no question that he was being embraced by the Recording Academy.

But if you can’t act rationally in public, why should you be rewarded with a chance to promote your product?

CBS cannot trust Kanye West not to have an inappropriate moment on Live TV. He’s reacted poorly in the past to Taylor Swift and Adele winning awards over Beyonce. He can’t control himself. Instagram barred him this week after posting about Noah, attacking Pete Davidson’s writing partner, and accusing Davidson of potentially hooking kids on drugs.

The Blast first reported the cancellation. Variety reconfirmed it. Below is Kanye’s post about Trevor Noah.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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