12/06/2013 09:33 am ET

Drake Cancels Grammys Nominations Concert Appearance

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Drake will not appear on "The GRAMMYS Nominations Concert Live!!" special event on Friday night, this because of a scheduling conflict.

"Unfortunately, due to scheduling complications, Drake will no longer be performing," a representative for Drake told TMZ, the outlet that broke the news of Drake's bow out. "[He's] currently in the middle of his nationwide 'Would You Like A Tour?' and sincerely apologizes to his fans that he can't be there."

Drake had been scheduled to appear on "The GRAMMYS Nominations Concert Live!!" since October. The rap superstar was announced as an early performer, along with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Robin Thicke and Keith Urban. Those acts are all still set to appear on the Friday night broadcast, along with Lorde, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry.

"The GRAMMYS Nominations Concert Live!!" is set to air on CBS at 10 p.m. EDT. LL Cool J is the emcee.

[via TMZ]