Justin Bieber, Drake, and Kanye West will not attend the Grammys ceremony, according to a new report from TMZ. All three of them have multiple nominations this year — Bieber’s Purpose and Drake’s Views are both up for Album Of The Year — but all have elected not to attend.
TMZ says that a Bieber representative told them that he doesn’t think the Grammys are “relevant or representative,” though that doesn’t seem to be an opinion held by the entire Bieber camp, as his publicist has emailed us multiple times promoting this take on why Purpose deserves the AOTY award.
Drake is scheduled to play a show at Manchester Arena on the same night as the ceremony, though someone apparently said that he wouldn’t be there “for the same reasons as Justin,” so make of that what you will.
And of course Kanye won’t go: “Let’s put it this way. He’s received 21 Grammys, but when he was head-to-head against a white singer, he never won,” a source told TMZ.
The Grammy Awards air on 2/12.