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Taylor Swift will SNUB Grammy Awards despite her nominations after shock sexism & ‘boy’s club’ Recording Academy claims

SINGER Taylor Swift will NOT be attending the Grammy Awards this year despite being nominated three times.

Multiple sources have confirmed to E! News that the 30-year-old Lover singer has decided to ditch the award show and cancel her surprise performance amid sexism allegations from the Recording Academy.

According to Page Six, multiple sources revealed that Taylor was meant to perform her feminist anthem "The Man" but has canceled both her performance and her RSVP.

This news comes just two days after Recording Academy president Deborah Dugan was placed on administrative leave following an allegation of misconduct by a senior leader at the organization.

Deborah then hit back at the Academy and claimed that it was a sexist "boys' club", revealing that there were rape allegations against former CEO Neil Portnow.

She also claimed that the Academy was plagued with corruption and harassment.

A source talked about how Taylor's performance of The Man would have made things very awkward for the Academy and those present.

The informant said: "Obviously, that would [have been] extremely pointed.

“Here's why I think the ceremony will be troubled — a lot of the artists will feel cheapened if there are voting irregularities around Song of the Year.”

Variety also reported that it was uncertain if her decision to cancel her performance was a direct response to the rumors of sexism in the Academy.

Taylor was nominated for Best Song of the Year for Lover, Best Pop Solo Performance for You Need to Calm Down, and Best Pop Vocal Album for Lover.

Overall, Taylor has collected a total of 10 Grammys throughout the years.

Taylor recently revealed in an interview that her mom Andrea had been diagnosed with a brain tumor while receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer.

The singer said: "She was going through chemo, and that’s a hard enough thing for a person to go through. While she was going through treatment, they found a brain tumor."

Keeping her mother's health battle private until now, Taylor, who was promoting her upcoming documentary Miss Americana, explained how "hard" it has been for them as a family.

She added: "[Cancer] is a hard enough thing for a person to go through... The symptoms of what a person goes through when they have a brain tumor is nothing like what we’ve ever been through with her cancer before.

"So it’s just been a really hard time for us as a family."

She's also opened up about her struggles with eating disorders and her public image after her feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.

She said in her Miss Americana documentary: "Nobody physically saw me for a year and that's what I thought they wanted.

"I had to deconstruct a complete belief system. It woke me up from constantly feeling that I was fighting for people's respect."

The popstar also discusses how she "became the person" everyone wanted her to be but is happy to finally have found her voice.

Taylor added: "I feel really good about not feeling muzzled anymore and it's a really good feeling".

Taylor Swift shares the first trailer of her upcoming Netflix documentary Miss Americana

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