Kanye West has dropped out of Coachella, according to TMZ and Variety. The rapper and music producer was scheduled to perform as the headliner at the music festival on both Sunday nights (April 17 and 24). Now, with only a few weeks to go before the event, he will no longer appear at all. A reason was not given for the cancellation.
Last month, West was banned from Instagram for 24 hours after violating their policies on hate speech, harassment, and bullying. He was then publicly barred from performing at the Grammys due to “concerning online behavior.” Last night, he won two Grammy awards anyway for Best Rap Song and Best Melodic Rap Performance.
Coachella has not acknowledged publicly that Ye will no longer be performing.