This year’s Grammys might end up being a little less star-studded than usual, with TMZ reporting that Kanye West, Drake and Justin Bieber will sit out the annual music award show this year.
None of the three—who have 20 nominations this year between them—are coming out to give a clear reason why they’re planning on skipping the show, although the consensus appears to be that they all think that the Grammys aren’t in touch with the kids anymore; an anonymous Bieber source told TMZ that he “just doesn’t think the Grammys are relevant or representative, especially when it comes to young singers,” while West had previously said that he’d skip the show if Frank Ocean’s Blonde wasn’t nominated for Best Album. (It wasn’t; nor was it submitted.)
For those who are still interested in the show, which will feature performances from Carrie Underwood, the Weeknd and Daft Punk, Bruno Mars, Adele and La La Land’s John Legend, as he will now be called, it’ll be broadcast on CBS next Sunday, February 12.
Here’s hoping Drake doesn’t win Album of the Year for Views. That’d be embarrassing.
*Read Bomani Jones’ opinion piece “Why Do We Care So Much About What’s Wrong with Kanye?” here.