Petition demands Kanye West is banned from performing at Coachella after calling Trevor Noah a racial slur and attacking Kim Kardashian and her beau Pete Davidson in online posts
Critics have set up a petition demanding Kanye West be banned from the 2022 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival after he called Trevor Noah a racial slur.
The rapper, 44, is scheduled to headline the Sunday performances at Coachella on April 17 and April 24.
But a petition, launched on March 17 on Change.org, has racked up more than 29,000 signatures calling for Kanye to be removed from the music festival’s line-up.
Fury: Critics have set up a petition demanding Kanye West be banned from performing at the 2022 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (Kanye is pictured at Coachella in 2019)
A caption alongside the petition states: ‘No one seems to want to stand up to him [Kanye], and the ones that do, he puts under fire as well.’
‘Coachella (along with other brand names that are still working with him) should be ashamed of themselves and should not be giving him any more of a platform. Please sign & share!’, it added.
It comes after Kanye was suspended from Instagram for 24 hours following a post in which he called the Daily Show host Trevor Noah a ‘k**n’, which was said to have violated the site’s harassment policy.
Kanye was also banned from performing at the Grammy Awards this year due to his harassing posts directed at his ex-wife Kim Kardashian, 41, her boyfriend Pete Davidson, 28.
Racial slur: It comes after Kanye was suspended from Instagram for 24 hours following a post in which he called the Daily Show host Trevor Noah a ‘k**n’
Response: Addressing Kanye’s Grammy ban in a tweet, comedian Noah, who is hosting the awards ceremony, wrote: ‘I said counsel Kanye not cancel Kanye’
Addressing Kanye’s Grammy ban in a tweet, comedian Noah, who is hosting the awards ceremony, wrote: ‘I said counsel Kanye not cancel Kanye.’
Although Noah has publicly chastised the rapper for his behavior, a source close to the comedian told CNN on Sunday he had nothing to do with West being yanked from the schedule.
They also claimed he had not been in communication with Grammys producers or the Recording Academy about West. The Grammys is due to take place on April 3.
‘Trevor never asked the Grammys to ban Kanye from performing. He was not offended by Kanye’s Instagram post and Trevor responded on Instagram. The notion that Trevor or his team asked the Grammys to ban Kanye is ridiculous,’ the source said.
West was pulled from the Grammys performance lineup due to his ‘concerning online behavior,’ according to a representative for the artist who confirmed to Variety he was no longer performing at the annual awards show.
Out with the old: West was pulled from the Grammys performance lineup due to his ‘concerning online behavior,’ according to a representative for the artist who confirmed to Variety he was no longer performing at the annual awards show; seen March 14
Longtime plas: The Game declared on Instagram this Friday that his friend West had been pulled from the Grammys performance lineup; the pair are pictured together in 2005
The rapper The Game was the first person who claimed Kanye had been pulled from the Grammys performance lineup.
This week, Kanye was suspended from Instagram for 24 hours for his posts about Pete and Trevor, which are said to have violated the site’s harassment policy.
In an Instagram post he uploaded Friday evening, The Game theorized that Kanye’s alleged removal from the Grammys ‘could be’ related to the fact Trevor is hosting.
He wrote: ‘When will all the BLACK entertainers, Athletes, Actors, Producers, Writers, Directors, Media etc… figure it out,
‘Time & time again they show us that they only want to STEAL the culture, not allow you to ever be their equals. In a more than obvious move for reasons of minuscule actions…,’ The Game wrote in his caption.
Suspicion: In an Instagram post he uploaded Friday evening, The Game theorized that Kanye’s removal from the Grammys ‘could be’ related to the fact Trevor Noah (pictured) is hosting
The Game, whose real name is Jayceon Taylor, wrote: ‘The Grammys have at the last minute decided to pull @kanyewest from performing on the show as if we didn’t know it was coming.’
He aired out his suspicion: ‘Could be because @trevornoah is hosting and there was a conversation held amongst his team & the academy that led to the decision or because Ye’s account was suspended just days ago for reasons unknown especially in a world where all the negativities of the world can be found on the same app with no repercussions or suspensions….’
The Game continued: ‘We’ll just say it’s all of the above & a continuous disrespect for us & all that we have brought to the table in entertainment, media & sports over the last 100 years especially.’
He declared: ‘Speak your mind in this country for yourself, family or your people & you’re ostracized immediately & if you push them hard enough they will stop at no ends to try and put an end to you as a whole…. I for one, have never been scared to speak my mind even understanding what the consequences may be.
‘I can’t sleep at night knowing I was quiet about issues burning holes in my heart or narratives incorrectly pushed by the mass agenda to create a mind set that the person at hand is krazy or has issues internally that are beyond repair.’
His statement: ‘Time & time again they show us that they only want to STEAL the culture, not allow you to ever be their equals,’ wrote The Game on social media
The Game, who recently collaborated with Kanye on a track called Eazy where Kanye made fun of Kim and their ‘rich a** kids,’ soldiered on: ‘I say all this to say, I’M WOKE….. & while I am.. lemme remind you that Colin Kapernick still isn’t allowed in the NFL, lynching just became a federal hate crime in 2022 & you can now not be discriminated from employment because of the way you decide to wear your hair….’
He said sarcastically: ‘GEEZ thank you massa for allowing us to slowly progress as a race 100 years at a time after all that was STOLEN from us. I’m sure I’ll be the next account suspended for speaking freely on an app created for us to equally share as humans lol. Hella s*** be a joke everywhere you turn these days… but let’s keep playing their game until one day somebody WAKES us ALL the f%#! up !!!’
Representatives for Kanye and The Recording Academy have been contacted for comment by MailOnline.
Kanye and The Game dropped a new song called Eazy in January – and in the lyrics Kanye not only expresses a desire to ‘beat Pete Davidson’s a**’ but also takes aim at his own children for being wealthy and pampered.
Striking back: The Game claimed: ‘Speak your mind in this country for yourself, family or your people & you’re ostracized immediately’; pictured in Beverly Hills last year
‘When you give ’em everything, they only want more,’ he raps. ‘Boujee and unruly, y’all need to do some chores.’
The lyric continues: ‘Rich a** kids, this ain’t yo mama house. Climb on your brother’s shoulders, get that Top Ramen out.’
He also lambasts Kim’s parenting style, rapping: ‘I got love for the nannies, but real family is better. The cameras watch the kids, y’all stop takin’ the credit.’
The bizarre music video for the song showed Kanye burying a claymation version of Pete alive, to the alarm of several viewers.
However an Entertainment Tonight source claimed that Pete ‘finds the fact that Kanye included a cartoon version of him in his music video hysterical. He is almost flattered by it all because it is so ridiculous to him.’
Incidentally: The Game and Kanye recently collaborated on a song called Eazy whose music video showed Kanye burying a claymation version of Pete alive
‘Art is therapy’: Kanye defended the music video on Twitter on free speech grounds and argued that ‘Art is not a proxy for any ill or harm’
”Art is therapy just like this view,’ Kanye said in his defense. ‘Art is protected as freedom of speech. art inspires and simplifies the world.
‘Art is not a proxy for any ill or harm. Any suggestion otherwise about my art is false and mal intended.’
The Game’s recent remarks come after it was claimed that Kim felt Kanye’s suspension from Instagram this week was ‘fair,’ claimed a source.
The 41-year-old reality television personality didn’t have a ‘dramatic’ response after finding out the 44-year-old rapper – who she was declared legally single from earlier this month – was given a 24 hour ban from the social media platform by its parent company Meta.
‘Kim found the suspension to be fair, but her reaction wasn’t very dramatic. She didn’t make a big deal out of it and joked that she needed a break for a day. All of Kanye’s posts have been exhausting for her though,’ a source told People.
Just in: Kim thought Kanye’s suspension from Instagram was ‘fair’, a source told People; Kanye and Kim seen in 2016
They labelled it ‘impressive’ how well The Kardashians star – who shares North, eight, Saint, six, Chicago, four, and Psalm, two with Kanye – was taking it.
The source said: ‘It’s very impressive how calm and collected she is able to stay. She is very happy with [boyfriend] Pete [Davidson]. Her kids are doing great,’ the source said, adding she was trying to stay focused on all the positives in her life.
The Jesus Walks rapper – who Kim filed for divorce from in February 2021 after seven years of marriage- was removed from the photo sharing app for violating its rules about harassment after posting messages targeting Pete and The Daily Show host, Trevor Noah.
On Thursday, Trevor responded to the Grammy winner – who changed his name to Ye in November – after he called him a ‘k**n’.
Calm and collected: They labelled it ‘impressive’ how well The Kardashians star – who shares North, eight, Saint, six, Chicago, four, and Psalm, two with Kanye – was taking it
Too much: ‘All of Kanye’s posts have been exhausting for her though,’ the source told People of Kim
The 38-year-old comedian said: ‘Don’t ever forget, the biggest trick racists ever played on black people was teaching us to strip each other of our blackness whenever we disagree. Tricking us into dividing ourselves up into splinters so that we would never unite into a powerful rod,’ before adding ‘it breaks my heart to see you like this’ and sharing the ‘impact’ his work has had on him.
Trevor said: ‘There are few artists who have had more of an impact on me than you Ye,’ Noah wrote. ‘You took samples and turned them into symphonies. You took your pain and through the wire turned it into performance perfection. I thought differently about how I spend my money because of you.’
He added: ‘You’re an indelible part of my life Ye. Which is why it breaks my heart to see you like this. I don’t care if you support Trump and I don’t care if you roast Pete. I do however care when I see you on a path that’s dangerously close to peril and pain.’
Targeted: The Jesus Walks rapper – who Kim filed for divorce from in February 2021 after seven years of marriage- was removed from the photo sharing app for violating its rules about harassment after posting messages targeting Pete and The Daily Show host, Trevor Noah
Meanwhile, Kim recently said she is taking the ‘high road’ when it comes to co-parenting her four children with Kanye amid his relentless social media attacks.
The reality star discussed being ‘protective’ of her former partner for the sake of their children despite the constant drama during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday.
‘I think that’s just who I am, and I always saw such a good example in my mom and my dad in their relationship,’ Kim said.
‘So I’m always just hopeful and no matter what goes on, it’s the father of my kids. I’ll always be protective, I’ll always be protective. I always want my kids to just see the best of the best.
‘So, I just try to, as hard as it can be sometimes, I do try to ignore it and just try to do whatever’s best for the kids.’
‘Take the high road,’ she added.
‘Take the high road’: Kim said she was trying to ‘ignore’ the Kanye drama as they continue co-parenting together
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