A day after winning a pair of Grammys for Donda, Kanye West has pulled out of his much-anticipated Coachella headlining slot.
TMZ was the first outlet to report the news of Kanye’s withdrawal. A source confirmed to Variety that West is no longer playing as well. SPIN has reached out to reps for both West and Coachella for comment on the situation.
A few months ago, West had it out with co-headliner Billie Eilish over a comment the alt-pop star made about Travis Scott. The Houston-based rapper was going to perform with West (so he said) at Coachella.
The news caps a tumultuous few months for West. In addition to battling Eilish, he’s taken shots at his ex, Kim Kardashian, her new boyfriend Pete Davidson among others.
Coachella will take place April 15-17 and April 22-24 at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California. As of now, the headliners are Eilish and Harry Styles. Though, Swedish House Mafia are billed as special guests on the Coachella poster. Read our February 2022 cover story on the EDM titans.
More to come…