Tuesday, 23 July, 2019

Kendrick Lamar, Drake & Childish Gambino Turned Down Performing At The Grammys

Kendrick Lamar Drake and Childish Gambino reportedly declined to perform Sunday night Kendrick Lamar Drake and Childish Gambino reportedly declined to perform Sunday night
Adrian Cunningham | 10 February, 2019, 23:09

Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Childish Gambino - nominees in all or most of the big three categories - also opted out of performing; however, representatives for the artists have not confirmed if they will attend the show.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar - who won a Pulitzer Prize for his album DAMN. but has yet to snare a Grammy for Album of the Year - earned eight nods while Canadian rapper Drake snagged seven.

It looks like the Grammy Awards will be embroiled in drama, yet again.

On Sunday, 15-time Grammy victor Alicia Keys will emcee music's biggest night, while Cardi B, Camila Cabello, and Shawn Mendes take the stage. "It was when my creativity [and] self-expression was stifled by you, that I decided not to attend".

Monae was also joined by songwriter Linda Perry, the first women nominated for non-classical producer of the year in 15 years and rapper-singer Tierra Whack, who scored a nomination for best music video for her "Mumbo Jumbo".

Grande responded to the statements on Twitter saying, "I've kept my mouth shut but now you're lying about me".

"I can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken".

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The 2019 Grammy Awards will air this Sunday, February 10 on CBS.

Alicia Keys (The Voice), who is a 15-time victor and 29-time nominee, takes over as host for the 2019 Grammys show at STAPLES Center.

If you don't have CBS All Access, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV Now, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, and FuboTV also include CBS, depending on the market.

The 2019 Grammy Awards take place this Sunday, February 10th, and exclusive broadcasting rights for the music awards show in Canada goes to Rogers Media, which will be airing the Grammys on Citytv.

Tributes to Aretha Franklin and Dolly Parton are also planned, alongside a Diana Ross performance in honour of her 75th birthday and her musical achievements. The 8-time Grammy victor will herself take to the stage for a special performance. The article points out the hip-hop community's lack of representation and acknowledgement in the major song and album categories throughout the years.

For the second consecutive year, black hip-hop artists are leading the pack - but observers are still wondering if nominations success can translate into wins. Cardi B's "Invasion of Privacy", Kacey Musgraves' "Golden Hour", Brandi Carlile's "By the Way, I Forgive You" and H.E.R.'s self-titled album are also in contention.

The GRAMMYs seem to have an issue with performers this year, yesterday Ariana Grande pulled out of the show due to creative differences.