Drake, Kendrick Lamar & Childish Gambino Declined Grammy Performances
What could have been. In recent days, we've received a list of artists that will be performing at the Grammy Awards. We've known for a minute that Alicia Keys would be hosting the event but the performers' list was largely kept under wraps. Cardi B, Post Malone, Janelle Monae and others were all announced a few weeks ago but even more musicians have signed on to take the stage at the prestigious ceremony. Unfortunately, three of the hottest acts in hip-hop turned down offers to perform, leaving us all to wonder what could have been. Larry Busacca/Getty Images This week, we learned that Travis Scottand Lady Gaga would both be performing on Sunday and now, it's becoming clear that a slew of rappers actually turned down offers to sing. According to the New York Times, Drake, Childish Gambino and Kendrick Lamar were all contacted to show off their skills on the Grammy stage but ultimately, all three chose not to go through with it. Producer Ken Ehrlich spoke on the allure of the Grammy Awards, noting that each year, fewer hip-hop artists want to be involved.