AceShowbiz - Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Drake are reportedly skipping the 2017 Grammy Awards despite each being nominated in some major categories. TMZ has learned that Yeezy and Drizzy will not attend the Grammys this year, along with Bieber and Frank Ocean.
According to the celebrity news site, Bieber reportedly has no plans to attend the prestigious award show because he doesn't think the Grammys is "relevant or representative, especially when it comes to young singers." This year, Bieber is up for four Grammys, including Album of the Year for "Purpose" and Song of the Year for "Love Yourself".
As for West, sources tell the site that he won't make it to the show, despite receiving 21 Grammys in the past, because "he always lost when he went head-to-head against a white singer." Another insider tells Us Weekly that the outspoken rapper is planning to lay low for a while following his hospitalization and wife Kim Kardashian's Paris robbery. "He is taking some personal time at the top of this year to just chill and decompress," the insider said.
Drake, meanwhile, is scheduled to perform a show at Manchester Arena the same night as the Grammys, so his absence from the award-giving show is possibly due to scheduling conflict. This year, the Toronto rapper has eight nominations, including Best Rap Song for "Hotline Bling" and Record of the Year for "Work" featuring Rihanna.
Despite the absence of those three stars, the 59th Grammy Awards will still feature a star-studded lineup. British singer/songwriter Adele will join John Legend, Bruno Mars, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban as performers for this year's ceremony, while James Corden will host from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The annual award-giving ceremony will be broadcast live on CBS on Sunday, February 12 at 8 P.M. ET.