Diddy, 52, doesn’t agree with cancelling musicians over “errors” and he’s proving it by bringing two musicians who have been extremely criticized on-line and past to the Billboard Music Awards. The rapper revealed that as host and government producer, he’s letting Travis Scott and Morgan Wallen carry out on the highly-anticipated award present on Could 15 although they have been “cancelled” by critics on-line after two latest headline-making incidents. Travis confronted backlash after 10 folks have been tragically killed at his Astroworld concert 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 mentioned, ‘My brother Travis Scott has to carry out’ … And NBC mentioned sure,” Diddy mentioned when speaking in regards to the request he made to the community, in an Instagram video he shared on Could 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 mentioned within the interview. “So one of many issues I’m doing instantly is uncancelling the cancelled. That’s breaking information as a result of folks haven’t been about uncancelling. However cancelling is a pattern that should cease.”
“Travis went by means of a tragedy; Morgan [used the N-word] whereas speaking to his boy,” the skilled hip hop artist continued. “Individuals make errors. Now we’re transferring on with love and respect for everyone that was harm or affected. It’s time to forgive.”
“To have Morgan and Travis be capable to come again and contact the stage once more with the mindset of getting a second probability at life,” he added. “Everyone within the room is getting a second probability at life, you understand, 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 will probably be broadcast dwell on the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas on Sunday, Could 15. The present will air at eight pm ET / 5 pm PT on NBC.