Some big stars this year aren’t so excited about the 2017 Grammys: Kanye West, Justin Bieber and Drake — all up for awards — apparently aren’t even going to show up.
The U.K. Daily Mail and TMZ report that Bieber, despite having four nominations, is not planning on attending, and is making plans to be somewhere else on Feb. 12, because, he says, the award aren’t “relevant or representative, especially when it comes to young singers.”
Drake, 30 — who has eight nominations — reportedly will be a no-show as well, citing similar reasons to the “Sorry” singer.
Kanye, 39, is also up for eight awards, with insiders saying he’s also passing on the event, pointing to the issue of race. Even though he has won 21 Grammys, none of the victories came when he was up against a white artist.
Frank Ocean didn’t even submit his 2016 albums “Endless” and “Blonde” for consideration. In an interview last year, describing the Grammys, he told the New York Times, “It just doesn’t seem to be representing very well for people who come from where I come from, and hold down what I hold down.”
Of this year’s nominees, Beyoncé, Rihanna and Drake are the only artists of color nominated for top awards: album, song and record of the year.
Despite the boycott, Adele, Bruno Mars, John Legend and Metallica are slated to attend and perform; the awards are being broadcast on CBS from Los Angeles.
MTM LAID TO REST
Mary Tyler Moore’s official cause of death has been confirmed as cardiac arrest associated with pneumonia, according to her death certificate.
The New York Daily News originally reported the causes Thursday, citing a source, after the TV icon died at Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut on Jan. 25.
The death certificate, obtained Monday by TMZ.com, said other contributing factors included hypoxia — lack of oxygen to her tissues — and diabetes.
Moore, 80, was laid to rest at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Fairfield on Sunday during a private funeral attended by a small group of family and friends, including actress Bernadette Peters, her spokeswoman said.
The James Beard Foundation announced that La Taqueria in San Francisco’s Mission has earned an America’s Classics award, given to eateries with “timeless appeal.” Owner Miguel Jara was noted for “rejecting the beans-and-rice approach, doubling down on the meat, and griddling his burritos golden-brown.”
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