Several prominent Hip Hop artists reportedly decided not to perform at the 2019 Grammy Awards. Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Childish Gambino all turned down offers to perform at the show, according to longtime Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich.
Ehrlich revealed the trio’s rejection in an interview with the New York Times. He also acknowledged the Grammys have a problem when it comes to Hip Hop.
“The fact of the matter is, we continue to have a problem in the Hip Hop world,” Ehrlich said. “When they don’t take home the big prize, the regard of the academy, and what the Grammys represent, continue to be less meaningful to the Hip Hop community, which is sad.”
Lamar, Drake and Gambino are all nominated in some of the biggest categories this year, but they might not even show up to the event. The New York Times reported reps for all three declined to answer if they would be attending.