Noah is also the host of next month’s Grammy Awards.
“You may not feel sorry for Kim because she’s rich and famous,” Noah said in the segment. “But what she’s going through is terrifying to watch and shines a spotlight on what so many women go through when they choose to leave.”
A source close to Noah told CNN that he had nothing to do with West’s performance being canceled and that he has not had any conversations with producers or the Recording Academy, who produces the show, about West.
“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 source said.
CNN has not yet received comment from the Recording Academy and West has not commented publicly.
Noah commented on West’s Instagram post, which has since been deleted, a message of support to the musician, writing it “breaks my heart to see you like this,” and that his music had been an “indelible” part of his life. “
Among the artists who are set to take the stage are Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, BTS and Olivia Rodrigo.
The Grammys are scheduled to air April 3 on CBS.