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Kanye West pulls out of festival, report says – Press Enterprise

Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, will no longer be performing at the 2022 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, according to a Monday, April 4 report from TMZ.

Ye’s departure from Bill came after a series of incidents and a fan petition.

The rapper was scheduled to headline the final day of the festival, which runs April 15-17 and April 22-24 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio.

In mid-March, two weeks before the Grammy Awards, Ye was reportedly banned from performing at the event due to his online behavior, according to a report by Variety.

The supposed withdrawal from the Grammys came days after the rapper was suspended by Instagram for violating policies on bullying, hate speech and harassment with a post that included making a racial slur at the host of “The Daily Show” Trevor Noah.

Noah had called out the rapper for his continued harassment of ex-wife Kim Kardashian, with whom he shares four children. Ye also described the kidnapping and burial of Pete Davidson, who Kardashian is in a relationship with, in her music video for “Eazy.”

Thousands of people have signed an online petition calling for Ye to be removed from the Coachella lineup on Change.org. Three days after it went online, it had collected 20,000 signatures.

The erratic behavior extended to other Coachella headliners as well.

In February, Ye said on Instagram that he wouldn’t be performing at Coachella unless Billie Eilish apologized to Travis Scott after he stopped a show to give a fan an inhaler. Ye saw Eilish’s actions as a diss to Scott, who faces lawsuits after several people were injured in the crowd and 10 died at his Astroworld festival in Houston last year.

Ye also posted that he was bringing Scott to Coachella with him. Scott was originally scheduled to headline Coachella in 2020 and was scheduled to return in 2022 before the Astroworld tragedy. Ye then deleted the post.

Ye appeared at the last edition of the festival before the pandemic, bringing his star-studded Sunday worship program to an area adjacent to the Coachella campgrounds on Easter morning in 2019.

Coachella’s twin weekends are sold out and are expected to draw around 125,000 people each weekend to the event.

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