Kanye West has pulled out of Coachella festival just 11 days before the event is scheduled to begin.
The rapper was due to perform on the closing night of the two-weekend festival, which takes place in California on 15 – 17 and 22 – 24 April.
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Sources have confirmed that West – who has legally changed his name to Ye – will no longer appear at Coachella this year.
While the exact reasons behind his cancellation have not been disclosed, a source told the publication that the 44-year-old had not rehearsed or prepared for his scheduled performance.
West headlined the festival in 2011 and has not performed his own set since then. The rapper has, however, made surprise appearances during sets by The Weeknd in 2015 and Kid Cudi in 2019.
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The first two nights of Coachella will be headlined by Harry Styles and Billie Eilish.
Rumours had emerged that Travis Scott would be joining West for his set. Media reports, however, have reported that Scott will not be appearing at Coachella either.
Scott has kept a low profile since the Astroworld tragedy, in which 10 people died during his performance in Houston in October due to a crowd surge.
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