West, now known as Ye, would be one of the headliners at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival along with Billie Eilish and Harry Styles.
The source said that in the midst of his divorce battle with Kim Kardashian and in the wake of his one-sided feud with Daily Show host Trevor Noah, West didn’t want to take the stage.
In recent weeks, West has taken to social media to air his grievances over co-parenting issues with Kardashian.
He was banned from Instagram for 24 hours for posting a racial slur against Noah after the night’s host expressed concerns about West’s feud with Kardashian.
Kanye West has been banned from Instagram for 24 hours after racially abusing Trevor Noah
A performance by Ye at Sunday’s Grammy Awards was also cancelled, according to three sources close to the artists, citing his “online behavior”.
Ye did not attend the event but did win two Grammys.
The annual event will be held over two weekends at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California and is scheduled to take place April 15-17 and April 22-24 this year.
West previously threatened to leave Coachella after Eilish made a comment that he believed slammed Travis Scott — something Eilish denied.
Though Scott hasn’t been announced as a headliner, he will no longer be appearing at Coachella with West, the source told CNN.
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