Kanye West Will Def Boycott The Grammys, Even Though He's Up For 8 Awards

by Adam Silvers

It's been a rough few weeks for Kanye West.

The 39-year-old rapper recently returned home after being hospitalized for a week at UCLA Medical Center due to extreme "exhaustion."

Apparently, Kanye is living separately from Kim Kardashian, and there's growing speculation he might have been hospitalized for possible misuse of prescription meds.

There is some cause for celebration, though, because Kanye West was just nominated for eight different Grammy awards.


However, Kanye being Kanye, nothing is as easy as it seems.

In October, during a concert on his Saint Pablo Tour in Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, Kanye West stated he would be boycotting the 2017 Grammys if his buddy Frank Ocean failed to receive a single nomination for his latest album.

West said,

I'm saying this to y'all, because a lot of people, you know, they try to make a scene, like, 'I'm so self-centered.' But the album I listened to the most this year is Frank Ocean's album. And I will tell you this right now: If his album's not nominated in no categories, I'm not showing up to the Grammys.

Well, Frank Ocean's album wasn't nominated, which, if you believe his rant, means Kanye West will boycott the 2017 Grammys, despite being nominated for eight awards.

I guess we'll just have to wait and see if Kanye holds true to his word, although it might make sense to boycott the Grammys after his recent hospitalization.

In any event, here's a closer look at each of Kanye West's eight 2017 Grammy nominations.

1. Album Of The Year

Views by Drake (dvsn, Future, Kyla, PartyNextDoor, Rihanna & Wizkid, featured artists; Brian Alexander-Morgan, Axlfoliethc, Beat Bully, Boi-1Da, Cardo, Dwayne "Supa Dups" Chin-Quee, Daxz, DJ Dahi, Frank Dukes, Maneesh, Murda Beatz, Nineteen85, Ricci Riera, Allen Ritter, Noah "40" Shebib, Southside, Sevn Thomas, Jordan Ullman, Kanye West, Wizkid & Young Exclusive, producers; Noel Cadastre, Noel "Gadget" Campbell, Seth Firkins, David "Prep" Bijan Huges & Noah "40" Shebib, engineers/mixers; Chris Athens, mastering engineer)

2. Best Rap Performance

"That Part" (ScHoolboy Q Featuring Kanye West)

3. Best Rap Performance

"Pop Style" (Drake Featuring The Throne)

4. Best Rap/Sung Performance

"Ultralight Beam" (Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream)

5. Best Rap/Sung Performance

"Famous" (Kanye West Featuring Rihanna)

6. Best Rap Song

"Famous" (Chancelor Bennett, Ross Birchard, Ernest Brown, Andrew Dawson, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Noah Goldstein, Kejuan Muchita, Patrick Reynolds, Kanye West & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Rihanna)

7. Best Rap Song

"Ultralight Beam" (Chancelor Bennett, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Kirk Franklin, Noah Goldstein, Samuel Griesemer, Terius Nash, Jerome Potter, Kelly Price, Nico "Donnie Trumpet" Segal, Derek Watkins, Kanye West & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream)

8. Best Rap Album

The Life Of Pablo by Kanye West

Kanye West earned 8 nominations across 5 categories for the 2017 #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/3szqJtSybg — TeamKanyeDaily (@TeamKanyeDaily) December 6, 2016

Good luck, Kanye!