It has been confirmed by his rep that the 44-year-old will not be allowed to perform live at this year's Grammy Awards ceremony.

First reported by The Blast, the ban was issued due to his "concerning online behaviour". Although not among the first announced list of performers on the night, he could reportedly have been a planned performer.

The ban apparently comes after West's latest outburst on social media last week.

On Wednesday, Instagram reportedly locked West out of his account for 24 hours. Reasons for the ban included "hate speech, harassment, and bullying" after he wrote a racial slur on Trevor Noah's Instagram. Noah is the host of this year's ceremony.

Last week, Noah gave his two cents on the issue of West's behaviour towards his ex-wife Kim Kardashian and her current boyfriend Pete Davidson. Noah mentioned that the rapper had gotten "more and more belligerent in how he tries to get Kim back."

The talk show host focused on West's public harassment of Kardashian in his monologue. He noted that "more people should pay attention" to the issue. Noah then added, "If Kim can't escape this, then what chance do normal women have?"

In response, West rewrote the lyrics to "Kumbaya" and called Noah a derogatory slur referring to a Black person who rejects their ethnicity.

Kardashian became "legally single" this month after her divorce proceedings with West were finalized. Since their breakup, the rapper has constantly mentioned the state of their relationship in public, including publishing prayer videos, tweets and music videos.

The Grammy Awards ceremony will take place on April 3. Billy Eilish, BTS and Olivia Rodrigo are amongst the live performers.