Boycotting The Grammys? Drake, Bieber and Kanye Are Out

January 31, 2017

Are Drake, Justin Bieber and Kanye West really skipping the Grammy Awards? For now, it seems so.

According to TMZ, all three artists will join Frank Ocean in avoiding the Grammys this year. The report says they deem the ceremony "irrelevant" and "unrepresentative" for younger artists.

Bieber is nominated for 4 awards, while Drake and Kanye are nominated for 8 each.

Frank Ocean didn't even submit his album Blonde for consideration saying the awards don't recognize young, black artists, commenting, "that institution certainly has nostalgic importance ... it just doesn't seem to be representing very well for people who come from where I come from, and hold down what I hold down."

The awards show is February 12th.

-Mike Draup

Photo: USA Today