Ye’s rep declined to confirm whether the rapper was still attending or invited to the 2022 show taking place on April 3.
According to reports, the decision was made in response to his “concerning online behavior.”
Trevor Noah, who is hosting the Grammy Awards, called Ye’s treatment of his ex-wife Kim Kardashian “more and more belligerent” on The Daily Show last week.
In Ye’s post, which has since been deleted by Instagram, lyrics to “Kumbaya” were replaced with a variation of a racial epithet based on a minstrel character. West used the slur in response to a Tuesday segment of The Daily Show, in which Noah addressed the rapper’s online fixation on and harassment of both his ex-wife Kim Kardashian and her current boyfriend, SNLcastmember Pete Davidson, calling it “terrifying to watch.”
Before West’s post was removed, Noah — who is hosting the 2022 Grammys show — responded, telling the rapper, that his behavior “broke” the host’s heart and that while Ye has “every right to fight for your family, … you have to know the difference between that and fighting your family.”
“If you’re just joking about it all and I’m an idiot for caring, then so be it. But I’d rather be the idiot who spoke up,” Noah concluded his comment.
Since then, West has made numerous public comments across social media about their split. Ye apologized in February for at least some of those posts, specifically those that involved him publishing private texts with Kardashian on his public account.
Addressing his escalating social media responses to their divorce, West wrote, “I know sharing screen shots was jarring and came off as harassing Kim. I take accountability.” He went on to say that he’s “still learning in real time” and that he could “benefit from a team of creative professionals, organizers, mobilizers and community leaders.”