Justin Bieber, Drake and Kanye West may boycott this year’s Grammys
It has been reported that Justin Bieber, Drake and Kanye West are all boycotting this year’s Grammy Awards due to the ceremony’s lack of representation.
Despite all three artists landing nominations, TMZ has reported that fans can expect three empty seats at the Grammys this year.
Justin is up for a respectable four gongs at the 2017 Grammy Awards, including Album Of The Year for his hugely successful album Purpose.
However, the “Love Yourself” singer has allegedly claimed that the long-running awards are no longer “representative or relevant” and therefore will not be attending the event.
Drake is reported to share the same views as Justin and apparently viewers can expect a no-show from this artist as well, even after receiving an impressive eight nominations. Having said this, the singer/rapper will be busy with his UK and Europe tour at the time of the ceremony. Drake is set to perform at the Manchester Arena the night of the Grammys, so this is more likely to be the reason behind his absence.
Meanwhile, it looks as though Kanye is likely to give the night a miss after threatening to skip the Grammys back in October last year.
Kanye criticised the awards for overlooking Frank Ocean’s critically acclaimed album Blonde, even though the deadline for submitting it had long passed.
Frank Ocean has also spoken out about the Grammys‘ lack of representation in the past. During November, he stated: “That institution certainly has nostalgic importance.
“It just doesn’t seem to be representing very well for people who come from where I come from, and hold down what I hold down.”
“I think the infrastructure of the awarding system and the nomination system and screening system is dated.”
However, there are other artists who are scheduled to go ahead with performances at the event, including the likes of Adele.
The Grammy Awards will be held on February 12 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.