Kanye West has reportedly pulled out of his headlining set at the 2022 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
According to reports, the singer has not revealed the reason for his withdrawal, nor have the festival organizers provided any comments. West was due to headline the festival on Sunday April 17 and 24.
In February, Ye had demanded Billie Eilish apologize to Travis Scott before he would perform at Coachella.
West had given the ultimatum to the “Bad Guy” singer after she took what he saw as a dig at Scott during one of her concerts.
Eilish temporarily paused her show to get a fan an inhaler and commented, “I wait for the people to be OK before I keep going,” which some saw as a diss of Scott and the recent tragedy at Astroworld Festival.
West was affected by Eilish’s remarks and wrote on social media, “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.”
However, Eilish refused to apologize and said that she “literally never said a thing about Travis. Was just helping a fan.”
In January, Coachella had confirmed Ye, Eilish and Harry Styles as the headliners of the 2022 edition.
Last August, Coachella co-founder Paul Tollett revealed during an interview with the Los Angeles Times that Scott and Rage Against the Machine would be headliners for 2022, as they were set to headline the 2020 festival, which was canceled due to the pandemic. Tollett also said Frank Ocean would headline 2023’s Coachella.
However, Scott was removed from the Coachella lineup due to the Astroworld tragedy, while Rage Against the Machine pulled out.
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