Coming on the heels of America’s biggest night in football, the 2017 Grammys will air on Sunday, February 12 on CBS and will, unsurprisingly, feature all the biggest names in music. But the 59th annual event will be missing a few of its most popular guests. According to a report from celebrity-obsessed website TMZ, Kanye West, Drake, and Justin Bieber are all making a pointed statement by skipping this year’s Grammys, despite the fact that all three have garnered a handful of nominations between themselves. TMZ’s report notes that both Bieber and Drake no longer find the awards show “relevant or representative [of the musical community],” highlighting that the show is especially tone-deaf when it comes to “young singers.”
TMZ added that a source close to West, who had a tumultuous finale to 2016 that included the armed robbery of his wife, Kim Kardashian West, the cancelation of the remainder of the Saint Pablo tour, and a hospitalization for “sleep deprivation” and “dehydration,” is also skipping this year’s show because he’s “received 21 Grammys, but when he was head-to-head against a white singer, he never won.”
Performances by Adele, Chance The Rapper, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga and Metallica, The Weekend and Daft Punk, John Legend, Anderson .Paak and A Tribe Called Quest, and Maren Morris with Alicia Keys will take place at this year’s show, and rumors abound that Beyoncé is slated to perform, though details on what time or what she’ll perform — new music or a medley from Lemonade — have been kept mum.
The show will air Sunday, February 12 on CBS at 8 p.m. ET. The red carpet will kick off at 6 p.m. ET.