Report: JAY-Z Opts NOT To Perform At 2018 Grammys

Published: Wednesday 24th Jan 2018 by Sam

JAY-Z may be nominated in 8 categories at this Sunday’s Grammy Awards, but it appears he won’t be taking to the stage to perform.

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Citing sources close to the situation, Hits Daily Double report that Jigga has elected not to perform at the 60th Annual Grammys.

It’s not immediately clear why, considering he seemed to be a shoo-in to grace the stage. Especially given his presence in major categories such as Album Of The Year (‘4:44’), Record Of The Year (‘The Story Of OJ’), and Song Of The Year (‘4:44’).

Some are theorising that the decision has to do with the routine reality of Urban releases being heavily nominated but rarely winning in key categories. Which, viewed this way, would see Jay not allowing himself to be “used” for TV ratings – as some have argued to be the case for wife Beyonce.

Others, however, are putting it down to the Roc Nation mogul’s other Grammy related plans – which notably includes being the honoree at the ‘Grammy Salute To The Industry Icons’ event the night before.

Speaking on that celebration, the President Of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow said in a statement:

“We are absolutely thrilled and delighted to honor JAY-Z with this year’s Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Award. His contributions as an industry trail-blazer and music visionary only begin to touch on the tremendous impact he’s made both in entertainment and beyond.”

Whatever the case, this weekend is shaping up to be a major one for Mr. Carter!

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  1. Haus Mutha Bey January 24, 2018

    It’s because he found out he wasn’t getting an award.

  2. A Bey Thang January 24, 2018

    They look down on Black award shows and expect the Grammys to show them the love they don’t show to their own people. Bey really needs to leave this dude.

    • Danyboo January 24, 2018

      I wish
      will & jada
      Bey & Jay
      Ben Carson
      Viola Davis
      Mary J Blige
      50 Cent
      Colin Kap
      Tyler Perry
      Lee Daniels
      Kevin Hart
      The Rock
      Dave Chappelle
      Gaberille Union
      Kendrick Lamar
      Justin Timberlake
      Bruno Mars

      And everybody else that’s speaking up about inequality or in black culture in this country at least show up to the NAACP awards next year (MTV bet soul train etc.) that really doesn’t matter when you have nothing to promote. But the NAACP is such a prestigious organization not only in the black community but America period. For it to be so ghetto and underfunded is due to lack of viewership because our people arent representing that platform with their star power. It was so terrible to see how low budget that show looked . There were no performances so it gave people in our culture with powerful voices a voice to speak other than the entertainers who would of course be awarded in the category nominated but also shine a light on politics Economics leadership and black future innovation and let it be about a message. The NAACP AWARDS should be the most entertaining and inspiring award show on television. Black excellence for real. I swear I should be the creative director for everything in black culture. I think that’s one of my things.

      • The Wig Snatcher January 24, 2018

        ^^^ THIS!!!

  3. Danyboo January 24, 2018

    Probably because this album didn’t really have a break out hit besides TSOJ. The censorship on that performance would be aggy asf. 444 album, great but wasn’t very commercial. Who knows beck didn’t perform when he won album of the year Jay might just come to make a speech having America like vote for Jay Z and TaiTai 2020 ?

  4. Coolio January 24, 2018

    If he not goin them im.not watching, i want to see his wife.

    • Erica January 24, 2018

      Reading is fundamental, it says won’t perform not won’t sho up

  5. Suicide Blonde January 24, 2018

    So now artists will complain about something new every year, they’re forcing the Grammys and the Oscars to do exactly what they want, it’s pathetic, they’re not obligated to reward artists based on race, ethnicity, gender or sexuality, it’s just ridiculous.

    • A Bey Thang January 24, 2018

      Sorry. Who said Anything about race? See how you’ve exposed yourself again?

    • Caleb January 25, 2018

      Why don’t you just go start a kkk award show so that all the artists you like will be nominated and awarded? There, problem solved.

  6. ??? January 24, 2018

    lmao folks know camel and his pet roach write checks for grammy accolades, they can’t fake it anymore thats why hes not coming lmfaooo

  7. The Wig Snatcher January 24, 2018

    Jay can’t buy a Grammy (anymore) and Kendrick will beat him are the reasons why Beyoncé’s husband ain’t gonna perform.

  8. MusicLovah January 24, 2018

    My thought is if you have this type of issues with the Grammys, why attend?

  9. DanYiel Iman January 25, 2018

    Wasn’t aware they asked him to perform..?

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