• Kanye West was barred from performing at this year's Grammy Awards due to “concerning online behavior,” his rep confirms
  • Trevor Noah addressed the news via Twitter, saying West should not be canceled
  • The "Daily Show" host was not involved in the decision to pull West from the Grammys, a report says

Trevor Noah appears to disapprove of the decision to pull Kanye West from performing at the 2022 Grammy Awards.

A rep for West confirmed to Variety over the weekend that the rapper has been removed from this year's Grammys lineup due to "concerning online behavior." The decision, which was first reported by The Blast, came days after West, who now goes by Ye, was temporarily suspended from Instagram after hurling a racial slur at Trevor Noah.

The "Daily Show" host, who is hosting the upcoming Grammy Awards ceremony, took to Twitter Sunday to share his thoughts about the news.

"I said counsel Kanye[,] not cancel Kanye," he tweeted.

Some Twitter users appeared to disagree with Noah, insisting that it was necessary for the "Gold Digger" rapper to face some consequences for his actions.

"I normally agree with most everything you say, but something has got to be done for Kanye. Yes, he definitely needs mental health help. But after what he’s done at other awards shows, having him on the Grammys would just be adding flame to the fire," one Twitter user commented.

"It’s a consequence, not cancel. I choose not to spend my money supporting an abuser," another user said.

Others appeared to side with Noah and said that West, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, needed help, not judgment.

"It’s amazing to me that in this age of reduce, reuse and recycle, we are all so quick to throw away a human being. Life is tough for everyone, we all need a little help sometimes," one user wrote.

Another online user supported Noah's call not to cancel West, saying that grieving a loss for someone with mental illness is different from that of someone without a mental condition. "It's a trigger. Publicly falling apart is a way of acting out and indirectly asking for help," the netizen said.

West used a racial slur to mock Noah after the Comedy Central personality expressed concern over the artist's recent treatment of his ex-wife Kim Kardashian and her boyfriend Pete Davidson during an episode of "The Daily Show" last week.

Noah said that it was "terrifying to watch" what the 41-year-old reality star was going through amid her ongoing divorce from West and that Kardashian's situation "shines a spotlight on what so many women go through when they choose to leave."

"Over time, Kanye has become more and more belligerent in how he tries to get Kim back," Noah said, before insinuating that West should seek help.

A source close to Noah told CNN that the TV personality was not involved in the decision to pull West from the Grammys and that he has not had any conversations with producers or the Recording Academy, who produces the show, about the rapper.

"Trevor never asked the Grammys to ban Kanye from performing. He was not offended by Kanye's Instagram post and Trevor responded on Instagram. The notion that Trevor or his team asked the Grammys to ban Kanye is ridiculous," the unnamed source said.

West is nominated for five Grammys at the 2022 ceremony, including album of the year and best rap album for "Donda."

Performers set to take the MGM Grand Garden Arena stage include Olivia Rodrigo, BTS, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X with Jack Harlow and Brothers Osborne, among others.

The 2022 Grammys airs on April 3 at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST on CBS.

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Trevor Noah attends the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Los Angeles Convention Center on March 14, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Getty Images/Kevin Mazur