Hours before it kicks off this evening, Rapper Drake has pulled out of the 2014 Grammy nominations concert, citing a scheduling clash as his grounds for doing so.
The Daily Mail reports:
“Drake has pulled out of Friday’s Grammy Nominations Concert just 24 hours before the event citing ‘scheduling conflicts,’ even though he has no other show planned for that day.
The 27-year-old’s was seen as the centerpiece of the night, and organisers are now scrambling around desperately trying to fill the void left by the hip hop superstar.”
To which TMZ added:
“The show had been promoting the rapper as one of their big acts since October … but a rep for Drake tells TMZ something came up, and now he won’t be able to attend.
“Unfortunately, due to scheduling complications, Drake will no longer be performing … [he’s] currently in the middle of his nationwide ‘Would You Like A Tour?’ and sincerely apologizes to his fans that he can’t be there.”
According Drake’s website, he’s not scheduled to perform anywhere on Dec. 6th … though he does have a show the following day in Missouri.
So, why the sudden conflict? We asked the rep … but didn’t get an explanation.
Don’t fear, Grammy fans … Lorde, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift have all been added to the lineup within the last 24 hours.”