Why Kanye Ditched The Grammy’s

It was announced on Thursday that Drake, Lil Wayne & Eminem (along with Travis Barker) would be performing at The Grammy’s tonight, but Kanye West’s name wasn’t brought up. AllHipHop‘s hunch is that it’s because they snubbed Kanye’s 808′s & Heartbreaks, even though his song “Amazing” and 4 other songs that he was featured on were up nominated tonight.

Yesterday, Drake told The Canadian Press that Kanye will not be joining them because he might be working on his project, and Travis Barker told MTV he heard pretty much the same thing. That sounds good and all, but he couldn’t have found another time to do that? I understand that it makes sense if they diss what you do, you go back in the studio and do it better, but why tonight? This is the one night out of the year where he’s given a free pass to talk his shit. Plus, he just spent a week chilling out in Paris, why would he have to go back to work immediately? It doesn’t make any sense and I guess it’s not supposed to.

He obviously has his reason, but either Ye’s people or The Grammy’s need to patch this up soon. I think they should have let him give out an award or have some sort of microphone time, at least some sort of chance to help his image, regardless of what happened at the VMAs… because right now it just looks like they’re scared of him.

Then again, they could have very well offered him something other than a performance and he declined, possibly because he really does want to stay out of the spotlight, per what he told Leno a few months ago. All I know is that for the last 5 years, The Grammy’s have been synonymous with Kanye West (for my generation at least,) and sometimes these award shows aren’t really worth watching if it isn’t for the fuckery.

Sidebar: Lil Wayne & Eminem will also be performing Drop The World.


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136 Responses to “Why Kanye Ditched The Grammy’s”

  1. FUPM618 Says:

    Ye’s next album>

  2. hl Says:

    Colbert is a Nas fan.

  3. Tweezy Says:

    Just heard RJ Orions “Thank You”…ill

  4. Jz Says:

    They’re just scared of him. With that said, I’d much rather have Kanye just work on his new album and just hit people over the head with dope music.

  5. Yung Hopp Says:

    He just didn’t performed. As you already said, he was nominated with Amazing and featured on other songs …

    He just didn’t want to come. I respect his decision. I’m not up to diggin’ the whole story to find that why. I guess that’s a little too much.

  6. Jz Says:

    oh and congrats to him for still somehow managing to win 2 more grammys…whats his total now, 14?

  7. No_neva-eva Says:

    Nation’s long ass posts are wack.

  8. Shooter Says:

    That Bad Boy/Doo Wop mixtape is bonkers.
    ^^^

    Yep

  9. the return o.k.a. moment of relapse Says:

    all rappers should boycott the grammys.

  10. Shooter Says:

    Nation’s long ass posts are wack.
    ^^^^

    i respect dude for actually giving a shit though

  11. Furiou$tylez aka I cant be godbody smoking these Newports Says:

    so why nigga? Ye didnt want to waste his time watchin the cocksuckin grammys in person…

    the swelling in your butthole will go down soon…

  12. Mr.Londoner Says:

    Fuck Amber Rose or go to the Grammy’s

    thats a hard decision.

  13. JDS just looks at her, looks at her... Says:

    hl Says:
    January 31st, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Colbert is a Nas fan.

    ^^
    why you say that?

    … and was this necessary? dude decided not to come. so?

  14. hl Says:

    Fuck a Taylor Swift. Really though. Ol sympathy is my best friend ass lookin’ nigga.

  15. Shooter Says:

    Lil Wayne & Eminem will also be performing Drop The World.
    ^^^

    let the pretend guitar playing begin

  16. Voltron aka Speech is my hammer, bang the world into shape and let it fall! Says:

    Fuck the Grammy’s.

    I know its all politics and sales and Mos knew he wasn’t gonna win anything (again) but I hate them.

    The Ecstatic is one of the greatest albums ever. Word to me ‘firsting’ it at least 200 times since 2007.

  17. hl Says:

    Colbert is a Nas fan.

    ^^
    why you say that?

    —–

    I’m just fucking around (nh). Nas was on his show though.

  18. The Shot Clock Says:

    I wouldn’t go if I were Kanye anyway.

    nation, you forget how much white people still hate him for that Taylor Swift shit, and will continue to for most of 2010….the ill furs didn’t help much either.

    Kanye is on his fuck the industry steez at this point and I’m glad he is, that means the next album is gonna be insane.

  19. COIS Says:

    if i had that bald bomb bitch next to me i would fuking dicth the grammy’s too. and who gives a fuk why he did not go. you fuks follow this shit like it was a soap opera or some shit.

  20. 456 Says:

    beyonce’s performance was the boringest

  21. 456 Says:

    Word to me ‘firsting’ it at least 200 times

    ^ayo

  22. dv Says:

    people really think that bald bitch is hot?

  23. COIS Says:

    “he spent all week chilling in paris”= why don’t you just put a tracking device on his balls already, fukin hootchies. how you gonna be a man but you following some other bro’s moves.

  24. de la swole Says:

    It would’ve been cool for him to be there. Too bad that incident went down at the VMA’s. Its no coincidence the first award went to Bey either. It’s all good though. Hopefully he really is working on his album

  25. Shooter Says:

    Beyonce’s set was kinda dyke

    first her ode to trannys (if i was a boy) and then her cover of that lesbian chicks song

  26. Voltron aka Speech is my hammer, bang the world into shape and let it fall! Says:

    # 456 Says:
    January 31st, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Word to me ‘firsting’ it at least 200 times

    ^ayo

    ^

    being able to tell the difference between ‘first’ and ‘fist’ >>>>>

  27. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    I’m just fucking around (nh). Nas was on his show though.

    ^

    recently? if not, up that jawn yo.

  28. Voltron aka Speech is my hammer, bang the world into shape and let it fall! Says:

    # izjuan Says:
    January 31st, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    J.Cole >

    Damn Cassidy Sucks. Fuck off this beat son.

    ^

    *dead*

    *salutes izjaun from the grave*

  29. COIS Says:

    pink will be playing guile in the new street fighter movie

  30. JDS just looks at her, looks at her... Says:

    I’m just fucking around (nh). Nas was on his show though.

    ^^

    ohh… you talking about when he was out promoting Untitled?

  31. hl Says:

    I’m just fucking around (nh). Nas was on his show though.

    ^

    recently? if not, up that jawn yo.

    —–

    Not new, but it was around the time Untitled came out. He did an interview and performed Sly Fox. I’m sure its on youtube.

  32. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    Hopefully he really is working on his album

    ^

    y’all know that yeezy is gonna make a point w/his next opus right? that goes w/o saying.

  33. The Shot Clock Says:

    gotdam, Pink could GET IT!

  34. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    good loox hl. yo that silk the shocker shot @ jimmy v had me in tears too. *daps*

  35. No_neva-eva Says:

    Nation’s long ass posts are wack.
    ^^^^

    i respect dude for actually giving a shit though

    ^^^

    about what? The Grammies never gave a shit about Hip Hop. I don’t give a shit where Kanye is or isn’t. That’s TMZ shit.

  36. hl Says:

    y’all know that yeezy is gonna make a point w/his next opus right? that goes w/o saying.

    —-

    Yeah…Ye gotta get away from that futuristic shit and talk his shit again.

    BTW white people have not yet mastered the shoutout.

  37. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    gotdam, Pink could GET IT!

    ^

    i just said that to my shorty. she’s got an attitude now. i’ma still break her off later tho.

  38. verses Says:

    *Waits for another Kanye rant explaining his absence from the grammys*

    *FUCK YOUR SUDOKU AND HOW YOU MAKE THE NUMBERS ADD UP! IM SETTING TRENDS BY WRITING THE LETTERS K, A, N, Y, E IN ALL THEM BOXES!!! NOW CHECK OUT THIS DOOOPPPE MAN BAG I GOT FROM HERMES!*

  39. Despo Rutti Says:

    NAS x DISTANT RELATIVES SOON x TENTH SOLO ALBUM THEN ! >

  40. Yung Hopp Says:

    about what? The Grammies never gave a shit about Hip Hop. I don’t give a shit where Kanye is or isn’t. That’s TMZ shit.
    ^^^

    TMZ shit … Well done.

  41. nystacks Says:

    why the fuck does taylor swift always look surprised when she wins an award

  42. Despo Rutti Says:

    dailymotion.com/video/x689uk_nas-interview-sly-fox-live-colbert_music

  43. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    real talk tho, pink is a harder working artist than beyonce. she writes her own shit, B doesn’t. B entirely depends entirely on the industry, pink doesn’t need the industry standards to go in. both are pop artist but pink music reaches a more practical demographic than B’s.

    as dope as B is she comes off real synthetic. i can’t feel her vibe. it’s like seeing early halle berry interviews in an ‘untouchable’ music career.

  44. hl Says:

    If anyone cares, some guys made a thread where people can post Stretch & Bobbito shows. I think they’re trying to compile all the episodes and organized em by date. Anyway, its some pretty dope shit availible for download.

    philaflava.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=116958&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

  45. 456 Says:

    people really think that bald bitch is hot?

    ^overrated, overexposed.

  46. Shooter Says:

    about what? The Grammies never gave a shit about Hip Hop. I don’t give a shit where Kanye is or isn’t. That’s TMZ shit.
    ^^^

    nah i wasnt reffering to the kanye shit specifically, it’s just respectable that dude takes advantage of his position and editorializes on subjects he gives a shit about

  47. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    fergies ‘imma b’ 16>>>

    yea i said it.

  48. Shooter Says:

    If anyone cares, some guys made a thread where people can post Stretch & Bobbito shows. I think they’re trying to compile all the episodes and organized em by date. Anyway, its some pretty dope shit availible for download.

    philaflava.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=116958&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
    ^^^

    dope

    goood looking out

  49. Goods Says:

    Anyone catch Curtis on the big screen during BEP’s performance? Aggressive content.

  50. verses Says:

    Neil Young finally gets his Grammy

    ^^^^^^^^^^

    Nation and all Candians should be proud. Neil Young is the truth.

  51. rex hussla Says:

    Flo-Rida didn’t win album of the year?!?!?!?

    *throws keyboard*

  52. HOLD UPPP Says:

    im waiting on someone to fuck up so yall can talk about it for the next 3 months

  53. The return line o.k.a. Moment of relapse Says:

    ^^Pink gets a little help writing, but nowhere near the help that B needs. I think the lead singer from 4-Non Blondes has helped pen some of Pinks shit. Don’t hold me to it though. B’s talent = looking acting and sounding as mainstream as possible.

  54. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    colbert gets a grammy. when he beat out 808s & HBs on itunes for a day w/that record i was like WTF? good shit tho. stephens that dude.

  55. Mr.Londoner Says:

    wow, foxx x t-pain are performing..

    props i guess..

  56. PHENOMENON Says:

    **Call’s 911.

    **Reports a robbery.

    **Waits for Mos to recover his property.

  57. DBo Says:

    why the fuck does taylor swift always look surprised when she wins an award

    +

    Fuck a Taylor Swift. Really though. Ol sympathy is my best friend ass lookin’ nigga.

    = Real Talk

  58. hl Says:

    Damn….That Jamie Foxx intro was the most anti climatic shit ever.

  59. Shooter Says:

    this Jamie Foxx performance is god fucking awful

  60. nystacks Says:

    we showing them crackers who runs this shit

  61. Envy Says:

    T-Pain >>> Camel Face

  62. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    slash turned that performance up to ten.

  63. Envy Says:

    Shots Fired!!!!

  64. Mr.Londoner Says:

    wtf..

  65. de la swole Says:

    that performance was dope…who was the big girl tho?

  66. Tijuana Felix Says:

    sorry jay!!…….ole curtis was right

  67. blaze22 Says:

    haha at Jamie Foxx apologizing to Jay for the autotune after the performance. Who was the big chick?

  68. Despo Rutti Says:

    dailymotion.com/video/x157r3_nas-interview-on-trafic-musique-200_music

    NaS’
    God’s Son LP

    rap is dead in 2004,
    the funeral right after… then
    a dedication album was in 2006 HHID and now this year

    2010 rebirth (no lil wayne…but DISTANT RELATIVES)! Peace NY’all

  69. Envy Says:

    that performance was dope…who was the big girl tho?

    ^

    It aint over till the… ugh WTF who cares JAY GOT ETHER”D

  70. hl Says:

    that performance was dope…who was the big girl tho?

    —-

    lol I thought it was Precious.

    BTW Jay name is in everybody mouth tonight (nh). This nigga need to do a Takeover pt 2 or something. lol Colbert, Foxx, and even this little whiteboy taking shots.

  71. Tijuana Felix Says:

    hes safe with his eurkel glassesss

  72. verses Says:

    Despo Rutti Says:
    January 31st, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    ^^^^^^^^^^

    shut up.

  73. nystacks Says:

    the camel got ethered by ushers kid

  74. Mag Says:

    that performance was dope…who was the big girl tho?

    ^

    It aint over till the… ugh WTF who cares JAY GOT ETHER”D

    T-Pain >>> Camel Face

  75. Shooter Says:

    people who rap > people who sing

  76. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    who was the big girl tho?

    ^
    @ the end of the ‘blame it’ video jamie is pointing at her mouthing the words “that’s my sister” like twice.

  77. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    the camel got ethered by ushers kid

    ^

    what/when was this?

  78. blaze22 Says:

    # Mag Says:
    January 31st, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    that performance was dope…who was the big girl tho?

    ^

    It aint over till the… ugh WTF who cares JAY GOT ETHER”D

    T-Pain >>> Camel Face
    ^ haha at what?

  79. k1ng Says:

    honestly i wish kanye was there to interrupt that flat chested taylor girl.

  80. de la swole Says:

    oh yea that is his sister haha she was jammin

  81. Voltron aka Speech is my hammer, bang the world into shape and let it fall! Says:

    # PHENOMENON Says:
    January 31st, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    **Call’s 911.

    **Reports a robbery.

    **Waits for Mos to recover his property.

    ^

    THIS

  82. Mag Says:

    # blaze22 Says:
    January 31st, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    # Mag Says:
    January 31st, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    that performance was dope…who was the big girl tho?

    ^

    It aint over till the… ugh WTF who cares JAY GOT ETHER”D

    T-Pain >>> Camel Face
    ^ haha at what?
    ^
    The Grammys banned Kanye and Set-up Jay with that performance.

  83. hl Says:

    We All In the Same Gang > We Are the World pt 2

  84. nystacks Says:

    this is bullshit

  85. de la swole Says:

    I dont think Mos can win a grammy with the company he keeps…hes constantly seen with stoners, bums, and thieves with the exception of Jay E. but he used to be a bum as well…keeping that in mind not everyone heard or even knows what ecstatic is

  86. GrizzlyAnimal Says:

    *puts on 3d glasses*

    * looks like a fool*

  87. BK...Then Them Says:

    amazing niggaz be hyped to go to this shit…

    Waiting for Ochocinco to score in the probowl>>>That shit

  88. blaze22 Says:

    man his kid sounds like a robot.

  89. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    but he used to be a bum as well

    ^

    how? this dude had a SAG card since his adolescence.

  90. Shooter Says:

    michael jacksons kids are going to be some type of fucked up when theyre older

  91. The Shot Clock Says:

    yo, MJ’s kids look just like him…it’s uncanny

  92. JDS just looks at her, looks at her... Says:

    I dont think Mos can win a grammy with the company he keeps…hes constantly seen with stoners, bums, and thieves

    ^^

    lol, whodat?

  93. PHENOMENON Says:

    Ehh, “they’ll” never allow someone like Mos to get shine.

    Lord forbid that the masses get influenced by the likes of him. [Especially the youth]

  94. the return o.k.a. moment of relapse Says:

    “the kid(s) is not my son. . . ”

    – dead-beat dad (emphasis on ‘dead’)

  95. The Shot Clock Says:

    Mos is Muslim and an outspoken critic of America.

    a grammy is not in that nigga’s future.

  96. BK...Then Them Says:

    oh yea…GREAT win by Lakeshow today…If they beat a tough Grizz squad they will go 6-2 on the road trip

  97. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    being Muslim and an outspoken critic of America>>>>>>>

  98. Yung Hopp Says:

    michael jacksons kids are going to be some type of fucked up when theyre older

    ^^

    Got that right. Some Kanye West type of dude.

  99. hl Says:

    Mos is Muslim and an outspoken critic of America.

    a grammy is not in that nigga’s future.

    —–

    Good point.

  100. nystacks Says:

    blame it from grammys
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=929R5pawskM&feature=player_embedded

  101. de la swole Says:

    im not hip to the nation of islam and i mean no disrespect but what are the benefits of being muslim ?

  102. verses Says:

    Jay Z should hand over his grammy for DOA over to the Estate of Frank White.

  103. de la swole Says:

    if you can’t fool around with white women I want no part of it

  104. blaze22 Says:

    mos

  105. nation Says:

    >> being Muslim and an outspoken critic of America>>>>>>>

    > bring Taylor Swift and going home to your father trying to fuck you

  106. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    FLACO BEY!

  107. Voltron aka Speech is my hammer, bang the world into shape and let it fall! Says:

    # verses Says:
    January 31st, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Jay Z should hand over his grammy for DOA over to the Estate of Frank White.

    ^

    Awwh

  108. Tijuana Felix Says:

    grammys without black people <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

  109. Mag Says:

    # hl Says:
    January 31st, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Mos is Muslim and an outspoken critic of America.

    a grammy is not in that nigga’s future.

    —–

    Good point.
    ^
    Look Up his Real Time interview.. *sad face*

  110. Shooter Says:

    Mos >

  111. nystacks Says:

    mos def takes an L

  112. EnglandRepresent Says:

    As soon as you understand that ALL women are fucked in the head, no exceptions, this includes your mother and female family members, the sooner you’ll be happy in life.

  113. The Shot Clock Says:

    look at that, barely any claps for Kanye. lol

    that nigga’s music is gonna be that next level shit now. thank you white people, thank you.

  114. nystacks Says:

    camel calf?

  115. EnglandRepresent Says:

    Jay Z should hand over his grammy for DOA over to the Estate of Frank White.

    ^^Co-sig!!!

    Long live Frank White

  116. verses Says:

    # EnglandRepresent Says:
    January 31st, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    As soon as you understand that ALL women are fucked in the head, no exceptions, this includes your mother and female family members, the sooner you’ll be happy in life.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Give this man a Grammy…or some kind of an award.

  117. Mag Says:

    # nation Says:
    January 31st, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    >> being Muslim and an outspoken critic of America>>>>>>>

    > bring Taylor Swift and going home to your father trying to fuck you

    ^
    oooof

  118. Voltron aka Speech is my hammer, bang the world into shape and let it fall! Says:

    # de la swole Says:
    January 31st, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    im not hip to the nation of islam and i mean no disrespect but what are the benefits of being muslim ?

    ^

    Mos has NOTHING to do with the nation of islam kuffars. he is a MUSLIM.

  119. Voltron aka Speech is my hammer, bang the world into shape and let it fall! Says:

    Is Mos there?? I aint watching.

  120. de la swole Says:

    # EnglandRepresent Says:
    January 31st, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    As soon as you understand that ALL women are fucked in the head, no exceptions, this includes your mother and female family members, the sooner you’ll be happy in life.

    ^oh no doubt *daps*

  121. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    nation Says:
    January 31st, 2010 at 10:16 pm
    >> being Muslim and an outspoken critic of America>>>>>>>

    > bring Taylor Swift and going home to your father trying to fuck you

    ^
    wowzers.

    voltron says:
    Mos has NOTHING to do with the nation of islam kuffars. he is a MUSLIM.

    >THAT. there is only ISLAM. all others that claim to be spin offs are posers.

  122. Shooter Says:

    Is Mos there?? I aint watching.
    ^^^

    yeah he presented Jay/Rihannas award

  123. Voltron aka Speech is my hammer, bang the world into shape and let it fall! Says:

    Eminem, I’m really happy for you, I’ma let you finish. But Mos Def had one of the best albums of all time. OF ALL TIME. #KanyeShrug

  124. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    casa bey>>>>>D.O.A.

  125. riggty Says:

    just to confirm Yezzy is in hawaii working with young mullah artist, i aint going say who but the shit is hot!

  126. AND WON Says:

    Ain’t no white people I know still give a shit about that Taylor Swift event, white people don’t control shit, we all broke, stop the lunacy.

  127. AND WON Says:

    MOS DEF GOT ROBBED!!!!!!!

  128. sashaj Says:

    Just to let everybody know im white….and i cant stand taylor swift i hate that bitch

  129. SMH more Says:

    america’s pity party for taylor swift lives on. she better start sending Ye checks for what he did for her career. i realize a lot of people like her and idk, can connect to her music…but she honestly doesn’t have much substance

    kanye’s next album > life

    undeniably

  130. BLESS Says:

    Taylor Swift had the highest selling album this year before the AMA’s Kanye making an ass out of himself incident! So why hate Taylor…she sold 10 million copies of her album “Fearless” and 20 million paid song downloads, more than any artist in country music history. Co-signing Kanye disrespecting this young lady is stupid!

  131. david Says:

    If kanye stole the mic, then is taylor really swift???

  132. Muzzah Says:

    If Ye ain’t there lookin’ fresh and picking up hardware I really don’t see much use watching… the Wayne/Drake/Em performance was hot tho. Travis Barker was goin to work.

  133. bkallday Says:

    that said, that being said and having said that have been said.

    ye make a beat.

  134. tim Says:

    the only reason why kanye doesnt get that much grammy/mtv love is that he’s not that deep into the illuminati, freemason, etc and he probably knows something about michael jackson

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  136. Andrew Says:

    i think he was there but low key like in a booth because he was at the We Are The World Recording the next day

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