Kanye West reportedly wants "nothing more" than to perform at the Grammy Awards in 2017.
The 39-year-old rapper has thrown himself back into his work after spending eight days in UCLA Medical Centre recovering from sleep deprivation and exhaustion, and it has now been reported that Kanye is determined to put his health concerns behind him and wow audiences with "something new" at next year’s glitzy award ceremony.
A source said: "[Kanye] wants a spot on the Grammy stage, he is telling everyone that will listen that he wants nothing more than to be onstage at the show and perform something new."
The report comes after the ‘Bound 2’ hitmaker claimed earlier this year that he would boycott the awards after Frank Ocean’s albums ‘Blonde’ and ‘Endless’ were not considered for nominations because they missed the submission deadline.
He said on stage at the time: "The album I listened to the most this year is Frank Ocean’s album.
"And I’ll tell you this right now: if his album’s not nominated in no categories, I’m not showing up to the Grammys. As artists, we gotta come together to fight the bulls**t they been throwing us with."
Now, an insider has claimed the ‘Famous’ rapper – who has been nominated for six gongs this year, including Best Rap Album for ‘Life of Pablo’ – always intended on showing up to the ceremony, and his previous comments were just "Kanye being Kanye".
The source told HollywoodLife: "Kanye says things that are on his mind and then he thinks about it afterwards and decides what is actually the thing he wants to do.
"He felt strongly about Frank’s album and went grand with his thoughts about it.
"But not showing up to the Grammys, that was a weak threat and Kanye was just being Kanye."