Kendrick Lamar, Drake And Childish Gambino reportedly rejected invites to perform at the Grammy's - Essence

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Show producer Ken Ehrlich says that the rappers join a growing list of hip-hop artists who were asked to perform but to reject.

Although the Grammy's may have locked up Cardi B, Chloe x Halle and Travis Scott for this event, it seemed that there were some big names that could not be met.

Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino were all asked to perform but refused.

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In an interview with The New York Times, show producer Ken Ehrlich claimed that confirming Hip Hop artists to perform on the Grammy's is a challenge every year.

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Drake is nominated for albums of the year, record of the year, number of the year, best rapperformance and best rap number.

"The fact is that we still have a problem in the hip hop world", says Ehrlich. "If they do not take the big prize home, the attention for the academy and what the Grammy's represent will remain less important for the hip-hop community, which is a shame."

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Representatives of the artists refused to comment on whether the rappers would attend the event.

Childish Gambino, Kendrick and Drake join a number of artists such as JAY-Z, Frank Ocean, Kanye West and Beyoncé, who have recently refused to participate or perform during the event.

But if you tune in, you do have something to do.

Alicia Keys is the host for the Grammy's with Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder and John Legend who celebrate 60 years of Motown with a big performance and a tribute to Aretha Franklin.

Maybe the show will not be that bad.

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