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Kanye producer says Grammy boycott silly

Press Association logoPress Association 2/02/2017

A British music producer who featured on Kanye West's Grammy-nominated album says it would be "silly to miss out" on the awards show amid reports the rap superstar will boycott the event.

Adnan Khan, known as Menace, helped produce a track on Life Of Pablo, which is nominated for rap album of the year at the ceremony on February 12.

TMZ reported that West and fellow music stars Drake and Justin Bieber plan to miss the Grammys despite receiving multiple nominations, claiming the event is no longer relevant.

"Everybody's got their own decisions. It's entirely up to them," Khan told the Press Association.

"The Grammys is one of the biggest platforms for the music industry. If it was me, it would be silly to miss out," he said.

Khan, 22, from Rochdale, said he had hoped to attend the ceremony in Los Angeles but claimed many producers had been overlooked this year.

"I wanted to go but obviously the rules for the Grammys are a bit different this year," he said.

"Producers overall don't get the same credit as artists. I've been in the shadows."

The 59th Grammy Awards, hosted by British comedian James Corden, take place at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on February 12.

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