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According to TMZ, sources close to the rapper revealed that Ye decided to pull out of the festival, leaving an open headliner spot, but didn’t reveal the reason why. The festival is scheduled to start next weekend.
In addition, Scott was supposed to be on stage with Kanye; however, his appearance seems to be out of the question as well. This appearance would have been Scott’s first performance at a music festival since November’s crowd surge at Astroworld that ended with ten concertgoers dead.
Some fans suspect that Ye may have dropped out for reasons behind Billie Eilish. Last month, a video circulated online of Eilish helping out a fan who seemed to be having difficulties at one of her shows.
Billie kept the audience updated on what was happening and explained, “I wait for people to be okay before I keep going.” After the fan was fine, Billie resumed the show.
Ye responded to Eilish in a now-deleted post, demanding an apology from Travis. The rapper mentioned he needed that apology before the performance.
“COME ON BILLIE WE LOVE YOU PLEASE APOLOGIZE TO TRAV AND TO THE FAMILIES OF THE PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES NO ONE INTENDED THIS TO HAPPEN TRAV DIDN’T HAVE ANY IDEA OF WHAT WAS HAPPENING WHEN HE WAS ON STAGE AND WAS VERY HURT BY WHAT HAPPENED,” Ye said. “TRAV WILL BE WITH ME AT COACHELLA BUT NOW I NEED BILLIE TO APOLOGIZE BEFORE I PERFORM.“
Eilish responded to Ye, stating that she “literally never said a thing about Travis.” And “was just helping a fan.”
Last month, the Hip-hop festival Rolling Loud announced that Ye would headline the festival alongside Kendrick Lamar and Future. Ye appeared with the rapper Future in December at Rolling Loud in Los Angeles show. Although Ye hasn’t publicly spoken about his appearance at Rolling Loud; the official account assures its followers that the July show will be a show to remember.