Kanye West in talks to headline Coachella 2022

Kanye west

Kanye west
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Coachella has had a rough couple of years, for obvious reasons. One of the biggest music festivals on the planet was never going to work. especially well in an era of one of the greatest medical emergencies on the planet. BBut even by those standards, the Goldenvoice-produced festival has been hit hard by scheduling problems and headlining mishaps since its launch. began changing dates early 2020. Now apparently faces one of his darkest moments yet: entering negotiations for Kanye West to serve as one of his replacement headliners for his Odds 2022.

This is for THR, which reports that the artist currently known as Ye is apparently deep in talks to headline Sunday night’s slot for the festival, which has been struggling to complete its lineup ever since. The original headliner, Travis Scott, was removed from consideration. after deaths at his Astroworld festival late last year. Scott was part of a bill that has been being considered since 2020, when the festival was first delayed and then canceled entirely due to COVID concerns. FFrank Ocean, his bass linemate, has been moved to the hopeful safety of a headliner position in 2023, while Rage Against The Machine, the third member of that doomed assembly of big-name artists, has now retired for full.

Ye, meanwhile, has kept moving forward, having a 2021 that could best be described as “characteristically chaotic and disappointing.” In addition to dissolving his marriage to Kim Kardashian, the year also saw him release a new album, Donda, to decidedly mediocre reviews. He also wrote down some of that precious care that maintains your body properly March, Through the tried and true method of making one of the worst changes imaginable against the “cancellation culture”, throwing his voice support behind homophobic comments seller DaBaby Y accused rapist Brian “Marilyn Manson” Warner.

Neither of which seems to have stopped Goldenvoice from saying “Fuck it, we have to get someone, Right? “April 15, the kickthe deadline for the first weekend of the festival this year is approaching faster than can be said. Google COVID test close to me,’ and the festival is clearly desperate to bring in some big enough names to get people out there despite whatever variant is popping up in the spring. Namely: Billie Eilish is apparently also in talks to headline the festival, probably on Friday night.; she headlined the festival for the last time in 2019, that is, the last time anyone headlined a Coachella.

There are also apparent whispers that the Swedish House Mafia might be being moved out of its own headline space, presumably so that Goldenvoice can locate someone with more important. name recognition in place. But seriously: given today’s cancellation of the in-person parties to the Sundance Film Festival, Y the postponement of the Grammys, it is not clear if no of this is anything rather than rearranging the deckchairs of a ship already sunk at this point.

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