Diddy, 52, doesn’t agree with cancelling musicians over “errors” and he’s proving it by bringing two musicians who had been extremely criticized on-line and past to the Billboard Music Awards. The rapper revealed that as host and govt producer, he’s letting Travis Scott and Morgan Wallen carry out on the highly-anticipated award present on Might 15 regardless that they had been “cancelled” by critics on-line after two latest headline-making incidents. Travis confronted backlash after 10 individuals had been tragically killed at his Astroworld live performance in Houston, TX in Nov. 2021 and Morgan confronted backlash when he was seen drunkenly yelling a racial slur in a video that was posted on the web in Feb. 2021.
“I stated, ‘My brother Travis Scott has to carry out’ … And NBC stated sure,” Diddy stated when speaking in regards to the request he made to the community, in an Instagram video he shared on Might 9. He additionally chatted bout the request and his beliefs in regards to the backlash on his fellow musicians, in an interview with Billboard.
“As a musical household, none of us are saints; none of us are with out issues that occur to them in life,” he stated within the interview. “So one of many issues I’m doing instantly is uncancelling the cancelled. That’s breaking information as a result of individuals haven’t been about uncancelling. However cancelling is a pattern that should cease.”
“Travis went by way of a tragedy; Morgan [used the N-word] whereas speaking to his boy,” the skilled hip hop artist continued. “Folks make errors. Now we’re shifting on with love and respect for everyone that was damage or affected. It’s time to forgive.”
“To have Morgan and Travis have the ability to come again and contact the stage once more with the mindset of getting a second probability at life,” he added. “All people within the room is getting a second probability at life, you recognize, as a result of we’re again inside with no masks on. We want love and I’m enthusiastic about celebrating that.”
The 2022 Billboard Music Awards shall be broadcast stay on the MGM Grand Backyard Enviornment in Las Vegas on Sunday, Might 15. The present will air at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT on NBC.