Kanye West re­port­edly wants ‘noth­ing more’ than to per­form at the Grammy Awards in 2017

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

The 39-year-old rap­per has thrown him­self back into his work af­ter spend­ing eight days in UCLA Med­i­cal Cen­tre re­cov­er­ing from sleep de­pri­va­tion and ex­haus­tion, and it has now been re­ported that Kanye is de­ter­mined to put his health con­cerns be­hind him and wow au­di­ences with "some­thing new" at next year's glitzy award cer­e­mony. A source said: "[Kanye] wants a spot on the Grammy stage, he is telling ev­ery­one that will lis­ten that he wants noth­ing more than to be onstage at the show and per­form some­thing new." The re­port comes af­ter the 'Bound 2' hit­maker claimed ear­lier this year that he would boy­cott the awards af­ter Frank Ocean's al­bums 'Blonde' and 'End­less' were not con­sid­ered for nom­i­na­tions be­cause they missed the sub­mis­sion dead­line. He said on stage at the time: "The al­bum I lis­tened to the most this year is Frank Ocean's al­bum. "And I'll tell you this right now: if his al­bum's not nom­i­nated in no cat­e­gories, I'm not show­ing up to the Gram­mys. As artists, we gotta come to­gether to fight the bulls**t they been throw­ing us with." Now, an insider has claimed the 'Fa­mous' rap­per - who has been nom­i­nated for six gongs this year, in­clud­ing Best Rap Al­bum for 'Life of Pablo' - al­ways in­tended on show­ing up to the cer­e­mony, and his pre­vi­ous com­ments were just "Kanye be­ing Kanye". The source told Hol­ly­wood Life: "Kanye says things that are on his mind and then he thinks about it after­wards and de­cides what is ac­tu­ally the thing he wants to do. "He felt strongly about Frank's al­bum and went grand with his thoughts about it. "But not show­ing up to the Gram­mys, that was a weak threat and Kanye was just be­ing Kanye."

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