Drake cancels Grammy nominations show performance

By Daniel S Levine,

Rapper Drake will not be seen on CBS’ Grammy Nominations Concert Live! special tonight. The Nothing was the Same rapper cited a scheduling conflict.

Drake was first introduced as one of tonight’s performers back in October. He was part of a star-studded line-up that includes Keith Urban, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Robin Thicke. Lorde Katy Perry and Taylor Swift were also added to the line-up.

However, Drake’s rep told TMZ on Thursday that he will not be able to make it because of his tour.

“Unfortunately, due to scheduling complications, Drake will no longer be performing,” the rep said. “[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."

The Canadian-born rapper’s touring schedule did have an open slot available for tonight’s show. He performed in Tacoma, Wash. on Wednesday and didn’t have another show scheduled until Saturday in Kansas City. It’s possible that he just wanted some extra time off, though, because he has shows scheduled every day between Saturday and Monday, Dec. 16 with only one day off - Tuesday, Dec. 10.

LL Cool J hosts the concert, which airs tonight at 10 p.m. Drake will probably get a few nominations, since Nothing was the Same has earned great reviews.

The Grammys will be handed out on Jan. 26.

image: NBC


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