Sean “Diddy” Combs has spoken about Travis Scott and Morgan Wallen‘s inclusion on the performance line-up for this weekend’s Billboard Music Awards, which Combs is both hosting and executive producing.It was announced earlier this month that Wallen would perform at this year’s ceremony, a year after footage of the country singer saying a racial slur emerged.
The video led to him being banned from last year’s Country Music Awards, American Music Awards and, indeed, the Billboard Music Awards.At the time he was announced to perform at this year’s event, MRC Live & Alternative, who produce the Billboard Awards, provided a statement to Billboard about their decision to include Wallen.
They said: “After a thorough review and robust discussions internally and with the artist’s team, in which we found a demonstrated and ongoing commitment to meaningful work and outreach, we extended an invitation to participate in this year’s show.”Earlier this week, it was revealed that Scott had also joined the line-up, making his first major public appearance after the crowd crush tragedy that occurred during his headline set at last year’s Astroworld festival.
The incident left 10 people dead and, according to a new filing, thousands injured.In a recent Instagram video, Diddy said he was directly involved with getting Scott the gig. “I made a request.Read more on nme.com