Travis Scott made his first main public look because the Astroworld tragedy on the Billboard Music Awards 2022 tonight (Could 15).
A crowd crush on the Houston competition, which is run by the rapper, left 10 individuals useless final October.
Scott has solely given one efficiency because the tragedy, appearing on the Miami nightclub E11even earlier this month (Could 8). The rapper was on-stage for roughly 45 minutes, performing a number of of his best-known songs equivalent to ‘Goosebumps’ and ‘Sicko Mode’. Migos’ Quavo additionally joined Scott on-stage for a rendition of their 2017 single ‘Dubai Shit’.
Throughout the BBMAs tonight, the star gave a two-song efficiency, rapping from contained in the set of a field, coated in white on the within. Scott was additionally carrying a white t-shirt, alongside beige fur trousers. He aired variations of ‘Mafia’ and his James Blake collaboration ‘Misplaced Eternally’. Watch footage of the efficiency under.
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The BBMAs 2022’s host Diddy stated within the days main as much as the ceremony that he was immediately concerned in Scott getting the gig. “I made a request. I made a requirement. I stated, ‘My brother Travis Scott has to carry out,” he stated. “And NBC stated sure.”
In an interview with Billboard, the host spoke about each Scott and nation star Morgan Wallen being booked for the occasion. Wallen was banned from final yr’s ceremony after footage of him utilizing a racial slur surfaced on-line.
“Travis went via a tragedy; Morgan [used the N-word] whereas speaking to his boy. Folks make errors. Now we’re shifting on with love and respect for everyone that was harm or affected. It’s time to forgive,” he defined.
“To have Morgan and Travis have the ability to come again and contact the stage once more with the mindset of getting a second likelihood at life. Everyone within the room is getting a second likelihood at life, you realize, as a result of we’re again outdoors with no masks on. We want love and I’m enthusiastic about celebrating that.”
The vast majority of the awards on the Billboard Music Awards 2022 had been handed out throughout a pre-show livestream on TikTok. Going into the ceremony, Olivia Rodrigo and Kanye West lead the winners with six awards every.
The Weeknd had essentially the most nominations on the BBMAs 2022 with 17 nods, with Doja Cat following behind on 14. She has picked up the primary award of the principle ceremony, taking residence the trophy for Prime R&B Artist.
Diddy opened the awards present with the assistance of Bryson Tiller, Jack Harlow and Teyana Taylor, earlier than Silk Sonic introduced a canopy of Con Funk Shun’s ‘Love’s Prepare’ to Vegas. Latto additionally made her debut look on the awards ceremony, with a efficiency of ‘Massive Power’.
Different performances tonight will come from the likes of Machine Gun Kelly, Florence + The Machine, Ed Sheeran and extra. Morgan Wallen’s efficiency was rapidly criticised by viewers as “tone deaf”, with him taking to the stage shortly after messages about social justice and anti-racism.