These Celebrities Are Skipping the Grammy Awards—Here's Why

Guess Kanye won't be interrupting anyone's speech.

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The Grammy Awards air on February 12, and promise to be a celebrity-packed event with performances (opens in new tab) from the likes of John Legend and Bruno Mars. But some major names are opting out of music's biggest night.

Justin Bieber, Kanye West, and Drake are all skipping the show—despite being nominated for awards. TMZ (opens in new tab) reports that Bieber "doesn't think the Grammys are relevant or representative, especially when it comes to young singers," while Drake will reportedly be on tour. Meanwhile, Kanye has been vocal about boycotting the Grammy Awards if Frank Ocean's Blonde isn't nominated. It should be noted that album hasn't been nominated, but possibly because it wasn't put up for consideration by Ocean or his team.

"I'll tell you this right now: if his album is not nominated in no categories, I'm not showing up to the Grammys," Kanye said (opens in new tab) in October. "As artists, we've got to come together to fight the bullshit."

For a list of artists performing at the Grammy Awards, head over here (opens in new tab). We'll miss you, Kanye.

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Mehera Bonner
Mehera Bonner

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.