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Drake

Bails on Grammy Nomination Concert

Blames 'Scheduling Conflict'

12/5/2013 4:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Drake
has pulled himself out of tomorrow's big Grammy Nominations Concert in L.A., TMZ has learned ... and it's all because the guy claims he's got a last minute "scheduling conflict."

The show had been promoting the rapper as one of their big acts since October ... but a rep for Drake tells TMZ something came up, and now he won't be able to attend.

"Unfortunately, due to scheduling complications, Drake will no longer be performing ... [he's] currently in the middle of his nationwide 'Would You Like A Tour?' and sincerely apologizes to his fans that he can’t be there."

According Drake's website, he's not scheduled to perform anywhere on Dec. 6th ... though he does have a show the following day in Missouri.

So, why the sudden conflict? We asked the rep ... but didn't get an explanation.

Don't fear, Grammy fans ... Lorde, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift have all been added to the lineup within the last 24 hours.

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ABB    

This other Canadian piece of isht is more trash Canada is dumping on us! Come on Canada? I thought you didn't litter! Please come and pick up this drake trash as well as justine beaver!

139 days ago
2.

Dead account Delete at will    

Amandas out of rehab, Maybe he has a vagina murdering date?

139 days ago
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Scribe    

This guy is such a wuss...no one will miss him.

139 days ago
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andrew    

Word on the street in NY is he got snubbed and won't be nominated. Time will tell if it's true.

139 days ago
5.

static    

What a catastrophe , How will we ever carry on?

139 days ago
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Majestik    

First off, the OVER SATURATION of Awards shows is getting totally out of hand. When you can't invent a new music award show you turn around and invent a show to promote the NOMINEES for a major award show? The CASH GRAB for all these shows just proves that it's not about honoring excellence in the medium you choose but about making a boat load of money on the heels of everything that's popular.

139 days ago
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Majestik    

Ya, don't fear, FANS. Lorde, who TMZ has been trashing the past month for her High and Mighty diva attitude will be performing. TMZ, Lorde has ONE SONG that has hit the charts, why should we be all excited.
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Funniest thing about this, you praised Konartist West with bogus stories why he resheduled a concert in B.C. and then cancelled and made him look like roses when, in fact, he was DENIED entry to Canada and told NO, at the border twice. What's next, Justina steps up to the plate and fills in as a last minute substitute/ Out of the THREE people you mentioned, two are talented. figure that out.

139 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

...oh boy...sure seems to be a outbreak of last minute "problems"...for these "rappers" lately...yawn...hahaha

139 days ago
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Vote2012    

He has to sober up and ran out of time?

139 days ago
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TheRealDeal    

I know what the conflict is. Drake has no talent, or very little talent. Too bad the Grammys are too deaf and dumb to realize it.

139 days ago
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Hot Chocolate    

You know what Drake? I'm holding that against you. You don't skip the Grammys. That's a legendary music venue. You could have done a satellite appearance or performance just to let the fans and industry feel you.

Do that better next time. A lot of people paved the way so you can have a music vessel. You have to pay that back to music game. To be honest you need to make some arrangements instead of just playing no show, but that's on you.

Music is about sharing.

Respect the core of the industry Drake.

You have to set the tone for the people coming in after you about how to respect the industry.

Every thing is good, right?

139 days ago
12.

StevenB    

Are you sure he didn't bail because of 'dehydration' or exhaustion'? Or 'artistic differences'? Or some other showbiz cliche?

139 days ago
13.

Brian    

Taylor Swift wasn't added the last 24 hours. CBS had a commercial for this show more than a week ago and mentioned she'd be on it. It wasn't mentioned anywhere else until this week though. It's weird Drake isn't at least on pre-recorded. That is what they're doing with Taylor Swift. Maybe Katy Perry too. It's only a one hour show I think though so one act dropping out is no big deal.

139 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

He got his period

139 days ago
15.

Observer    

Yea, F commitments right FLAKE?

What... the lip-sync machine not workin?

139 days ago
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