This weekend will mark both and Scott and Wallen’s first performance at a major awards ceremony since their respective controversies last year
Sean “Diddy” Combs has spoken about Travis Scott and Morgan Wallen’s incorporation on the exhibition line-up during the current end of the week’s Billboard Music Awards, which Combs is both facilitating and leader delivering.
It was reported recently that Wallen would perform at the current year’s service, a year after film of the country vocalist saying a racial slur arose. The video prompted him being prohibited from last year’s Country Music Awards, American Music Awards and, without a doubt, the Billboard Music Awards.
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At the time he was reported to perform at the current year’s occasion, MRC Live and Alternative, who produce the Billboard Awards, gave an assertion to Billboard about their choice to incorporate Wallen. They said: “After a careful survey and vigorous conversations inside and with the craftsman’s group, wherein we found an exhibited and continuous obligation to significant work and effort, we stretched out an encouragement to take an interest in the current year’s show.”
Recently, it was uncovered that Scott had likewise joined the line-up, unveiling his most memorable significant appearance after the group smash misfortune that happened during his title set finally year’s Astroworld celebration. The episode left 10 individuals dead and, as indicated by another recording, thousands harmed.
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In a new Instagram video, Diddy said he was straightforwardly associated with getting Scott the gig. “I made a solicitation. I made an interest. I said, ‘My sibling Travis Scott needs to perform,” Combs said. “What’s more, NBC said OK.”
Presently, in a meeting with Billboard, Combs has explained on what will be both Wallen and Scott’s most memorable exhibition at a significant honors function since their separate episodes, situating their incorporation as a sort of resistance to “drop culture”.
“The mood of the show is about love and forgiveness,” Combs said. “As a musical family, none of us are saints; none of us are without things that happen to them in life. So one of the things I’m doing directly is un-canceling the canceled. That’s breaking news because people haven’t been about uncanceling. But canceling is a trend that needs to stop.
“Travis went through a tragedy; Morgan [used the N-word] while talking to his boy. People make mistakes. Now we’re moving on with love and respect for everybody that was hurt or affected. It’s time to forgive,” he continued.
“To have Morgan and Travis be able to come back and touch the stage again with the mindset of getting a second chance at life. Everybody in the room is getting a second chance at life, you know, because we’re back outside with no masks on. We need love and I’m excited about celebrating that.”
This year’s Billboard Music Awards will take place at the MGM Grand Grand Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday (May 15). Other performers include Mary J. Blige, Megan Thee Stallion, Silk Sonic, Burna Boy, Florence + The Machine, Ed Sheeran and Machine Gun Kelly.