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Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Childish Gambino Turn Down Grammys Performances

Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Childish Gambino Turn Down Grammys Performances

However, Lady Gaga has been reportedly added to the performance list.

Cardi B performs during Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2018 concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, U.S., December 7, 2018.

Not everyone wants to be part of Music's Biggest Night.

After the major snub a year ago, Jay-Z rapped the lyric "Tell the Grammys f**k that zero for eight s**t" on the track "APES**T".

It appears she is not alone in her decision to decline a performance at the prestigious event because the trio of 0f Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino have all declined to perform as well.

While it is unclear if the shade is indeed real it should be noted that the recording academy has a long history of failing to put some respect on the Hip-Hop genre.

Rappers Post Malone ("Beerbongs & Bentleys") and the absent Drake's best-seller "Scorpion" are also vying for the top prize.

Kendrick Lamar though winning all five awards in rap categories, lost the Album of the Year award to "Uptown Funk" crooner, Bruno Mars.

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But the larger field makes predicting a victor harder than usual.

"You can't assume someone will win just because their song or their album was incredibly popular".

Ariana Grande also pulled out after clashing with producers over which song to perform.

In 2017, Recording Academy President Neil Portnow said in an interview with Pitchfork that he didn't think there was a race problem.

Even though Hip Hop acts dominated the Grammy nominations this year, it looks like some of the biggest stars from the culture won't be hitting the stage on Sunday.

Already, Taylor Swift is confirmed not to be attending the ceremony due to conflicts with her filming schedule for "Cats".

Sunday's show will include tributes to Diana Ross, to mark her 75th birthday in March, and to Aretha Franklin, who died last August.

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards is set to air Sunday, February 10 with Alicia Keys as the host.

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