The controversy involving Kanye West doesn’t stop. Now, the artist has canceled his appearance at Coachella 2022 just weeks before the festival takes place. The rapper is one of the headliners of the event, which takes place between April 15 and 24 in Indio, California, and will be performing with the participation of Travis Scott.
The reason for the show’s cancellation was not disclosed, although sources confirmed to the site. Page Six that Kanye is not rehearsing or preparing to perform at the festival.
The recent online altercation with Pete Davidson, who is the girlfriend of his ex-wife Kim Kardashian, and his suspension are believed to have from Instagram for 24 hours after racist attacks have contributed to the situation.
Musicians are also prohibited from appearing on 2022 Grammy Awards For “Worrying Online Behavior”even received five nominations.
Still according Page SixWest could be replaced by The Weeknd. So far, the Festival has not commented publicly on Kanye’s departure, which will be one of the main attractions on Sunday (17).
The production of the show has not officially announced the cancellation, and the rapper is still listed as the main attraction of the two Sundays in the event’s flyer, which you can view below. Kanye West also declined to comment on the matter.
This it wasn’t the first time West had commented on not attending Coachella. In February, the rapper asked Billie Eilish to apologize to Travis Scott after the singer made indirect criticism of the Astroworld festival tragedy, which killed 10 people and injured about 300.
According to an Instagram post, Kanye stated that he needed Eilish’s apology to appear at the festival: “Yeah, Trav will be with me at Coachella, but right now, I need Billie to apologize before I do my performance.”
Kanye’s cancellation left Coachella with a hole in the event. Billie Eilish, Harry Styles and the Swedish House Mafia are still the main attractions, but what is discussed in the international press is the lack of diversity in the lineup.
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