Kanye West is not going to be headlining the Coachella Music Festival.
It’s being reported that the 44-year-old GRAMMY-winning artist has pulled out of the Indio, California event. He will reportedly no longer be performing at both the April 17 and April 24 dates of the highly-anticipated music event.
Kanye was initially scheduled to headline Coachella along with Billie Eilish and Harry Styles. He has previously spoken about intending to bring Travis Scott onto the stage during his performances — which would mark Travis’ first large-scale performance since the heartbreaking Astroworld Tragedy back in February of this year.
Kanye also threatened to pull out of Coachella if Billie Eilish did not make an apology to Travis for something Billie did that Kanye perceived to be a diss.
In case you didn’t know, a video of Billie during one of her shows emerged wherein she could be seen stopping her performance to give a fan an inhaler. Billie can also be seen telling the crowd:
“I wait for people to be OK before I keep going.”
Kanye then took to Instagram to write:
“Come on Billie we love you. Please apologize to Trav and to the families of the people who lost their lives. No one intended this to happen. Trav didn’t have any idea of what was happening when he was on stage and was very hurt by what happened, and yes Trav will be with me at Coachella but now I need Billie to apologize before I perform.”
Billie responded to Kanye’s since-deleted post with this:
“Literally never said a thing about Travis. Was just helping a fan.”
Kanye’s behavior on social media has been causing a stir in the past months. He has been attacking his ex Kim Kardashian’s parenting as well as her boyfriend Pete Davidson on Instagram and Twitter. He was barred from performing at the GRAMMYs for a post attacking Trevor Noah.
Last week, an insider stated that Kanye had told Kim he was “going away to get help” and that he would no longer be making online attacks against both her and Pete:
“For the sake of their kids, Kanye told Kim he’s not making any public appearances or inflammatory social media statements, and he will go away somewhere to get better.”
Kanye has yet to publicly address his decision to drop out of Coachella.