Kanye West has pulled out of his headlining appearance at Coachella, according to a source via Variety. Ye was slated to perform on the closing night of the two-weekend festival, which is scheduled to take place from April 15 to 17 and April 22 to 24.
Ye’s representatives have not yet disclosed a reason for the cancelation, nor has Coachella commented on the news. However, according to a source via Variety, Ye had not rehearsed or prepared for the performance.
In February, Ye threatened to cancel his Coachella set if fellow headliner Billie Eilish did not issue an apology to Travis Scott for halting her show to help a struggling fan, shortly after the Astroworld tragedy. While Ye believed that Eilish had insulted Scott, who he had planned to bring out at this year’s festival, the “Happier Than Ever” vocalist commented on Ye’s Instagram post addressing the matter, stating that she “literally never said a thing about Travis” and “was just helping a fan.”
Ye’s Coachella cancellation isn’t entirely shocking — in 2019, he dropped out of the festival prior to the lineup’s announcement because organizers would not build a massive dome for his performance.
It is currently unknown who will replace Ye’s headlining set, though the official lineup poster, which was unveiled in January, includes an unspecified performance from Swedish House Mafia in a headliner-sized font. Stay tuned for more information.