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

Report: Drake, Kendrick Lamar, And Childish Gambino Declined Grammys Performances

Report: Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Childish Gambino Turn Down Grammys Performances

Or Jay-Z, who was up for eight awards but went home without a single win.

The 61st Grammy Awards is a just two days away, but top artists including Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino are rumoured to not be attending the show.

A new report from the New York Times suggests three of the biggest global stars in hip-hop are refusing to perform at this year's awards ceremony. Gambino has five nominations, including Record and Song of the Year for "This Is America".

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The Recording Academy has made an effort to diversify its membership amid complaints that the Grammys are not an even playing field for minority and women artists. Janelle Monae's "Dirty Computer", country singer Kacey Musgraves' "Golden Hour", eclectic musician Brandi Carlile's "By The Way, I Forgive You", newcomer H.E.R's self-titled "H.E.R.", and the soundtrack album to superhero movie "Black Panther", which was produced by Lamar, round out the contenders for best album.

As we previously reported, Ariana Grande also declined to perform at one of the biggest nights in music, all because of the producer's controlling nature when it came to what song she wanted to perform-and now, it looks like Ari won't be attending the show at all. With that being said, the performances for the night still aren't looking too promising.

"I don't think you can say anyone is a front-runner", said Melinda Newman, West Coast editor of Billboard magazine. What followed was yet another snub from the Recording Academy for his and wife Beyoncé's joint album "The Carters", which only got one nomination.

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Ehrlich said the Grammys had several conversations with Grande about performing on Sunday.

The Grammys will hold on Sunday, February 10 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. She brings the total number of artists who turned down performances to four, according to Ehrlich himself.

The Head of Awards of the Recording Academy, Bill Freimuth, has responded to the issue saying they are viewing it with diligence.

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