Diddy faces backlash over Travis Scott and Morgan Wallen’s ‘lifting’ at the Billboard Music Awards

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At today’s Billboard Music Awards, first host Diddy made it clear that the TV movie was more his production than the others by removing the N-word during his opening monologue, highlighting Ciroc and his own REVOLT Black Excellence Award given.

He also decided to use his power as host and executive producer to officially “cancel” some of the most controversial cast members of the night, namely rapper Travis Scott and country singer Morgan Wallen.

“We’re canceling the ones that have been canceled,” Diddy said about an hour and a half into the show. ” [Frère] Love doesn’t work that way. I looked at Morgan’s situation. I looked at Travis’s situation. And I said man that I have the power to do something about it because we can’t do that in the music industry or even in life, period. So I am here to forgive, unite, celebrate and liberate everyone.

Scott has been out of the spotlight since a deadly crowd rushed to his annual Astroworld festival last year that killed 10 people. Fans have blamed the Houston rapper for causing the tragedy, and he now faces multiple civil lawsuits from the victims ’families.

Wallen, on the other hand, is facing severe scrutiny and industry-wide backlash after a video leaked in February 2021 in which he called someone’s music N-word. He was also suspended by his record label, Big Loud, before being quietly reinstated months after the drop. Despite the controversy and Wallen’s apparent lack of blame, Wallen’s album sales continue to climb. Since then, he has been nominated for numerous industry awards.

While Diddy’s host laughs seemed to flow well at the start of the ceremony, his futile attempt to free Scott and Wallen – but Wallen in particular – didn’t end on Twitter.

Diddy “uncancelled” Morgan Wallen and threw him off the show while Tamika Mallory was presented with an award for her dedication to meaningless activism. called user.

“It lasted nearly two decades before Hollywood let the Janet Superbowl incident fall apart.” wrote another. “You’ve always condemned Britney Spears for herself, but P. Diddy asked us to forgive Travis Scott after he staged a tragedy on his show Morgan Wallen after using the n-word. Throw it away, right? »

“Someone broke into a supermarket to kill black people with a written n*gger on the gun.” someone else wrote: “While Diddy Morgan Wallen, with the same word on his lips, ‘didn’t cancel’ … it turned out to be weird.”

In the end, the most confusing part of endorsement is how unnecessary it is. Aside from the initial backlash from their scandals, there hasn’t been a major drop in Scott and Wallen’s public approval ratings-Scott turned back to Instagram to find a lot of love in his endorsements , and Wallen almost had a slap on his hand. racism. In interviews, Diddy has long emphasized the principles of unconditional love, forgiveness and positivity, as have most celebrities whose wealth protects them from thinking critically about things that don’t directly concern them. While he may blame the performances of artists on NBC, Billboard or their relentless fanbases, he has to make a public statement in defense of both musicians because it ultimately protects wealthy people. like him.

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