After his Grammys haul, Kanye West has become the most decorated hip-hop artist in the ceremony’s history.
It was another memorable night at the Grammys for Ye, who won Kanye ‘Best Rap Song’ for his Jay-Z collaboration ‘Jail’, and ‘Best Melodic Rap Performance’ for ‘Hurricane’, which featured The Weeknd and Lil Baby. His two wins took Ye’s total number of Grammys wins up to 24.
‘Jail’ beat off strong competition, with other nominees including the late DMX’s ‘Bath Salts’, which featured Nas and Jay-Z. Baby Keem was also up the gong for his Kendrick Lamar collaboration’ Family Ties’. J. Cole and Saweeite were also listed.
However, Kanye was not there in person to celebrate the two awards despite originally being scheduled to perform. Ye made a series of racial slurs against the host of the ceremony, Trevor Noah, and also has used threatening language towards Pete Davidson in recent months.
Although he wasn’t allowed to attend, West’s nominations controversially stayed in place, and it ended up being a victorious night.
In recent weeks, West has gone dark on social media and has also reportedly pulled out of his Coachella headline performance.
Ye was due to headline both weekends of the Californian bash, which begins next weekend. However, he has now left the organisers in the lurch by cancelling his scheduled sets at late notice, and it’s now unknown who will replace him on the line-up.
According to TMZ, West was controversially set to share the stage with Travis Scott. Prior to the Astroworld tragedy, Scott was due to top the bill at Coachella before he was promptly removed in light of the harrowing incident.