Diddy supports Morgan Wallen, Travis Scott: ‘I’m uncanceling the canceled’

Diddy helps Morgan Wallen, Travis Scott: ‘I’m uncanceling the canceled’

Sean “Diddy” Combs will use his 2022 Billboard Music Awards internet hosting and government producer roles to unfold “love and forgiveness” round some previously unlovable dudes.

The leisure mogul, 52, backed the present’s determination to incorporate rapper Travis Scott and nation singer Morgan Wallen in its star-studded efficiency lineup.

In reality, Diddy “demanded” that Scott carry out.

“I stated, ‘My brother Travis Scott has to carry out’ … And NBC stated sure,” Diddy stated in an Instagram video.

“As a musical household, none of us are saints; none of us are with out issues that occur to them in life,” he stated in a Billboard interview.

“So one of many issues I’m doing straight is uncanceling the canceled. That’s breaking information as a result of individuals haven’t been about uncanceling. But canceling is a development that should cease,” he stated of the popular Gen Z trend.

“Travis went by means of a tragedy; Morgan [used the N-word] whereas speaking to his boy,” the self-proclaimed “Primetime Puff” reminded readers. “People 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. Everybody within the room is getting a second probability at life, you already know, as a result of we’re again inside with no masks on. We want love and I’m enthusiastic about celebrating that.”

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Both Scott’s and Wallen’s careers took a success in 2021.

Video recorded by a neighbor of Wallen, who’s white, drunkenly yelling the slur went viral in February. While protection of the incident seemingly helped his digital album and music gross sales, according to NBC, radio stations banned his songs and Big Loud Records suspended his deal “indefinitely.”

The “Wasted on You” singer, 29, was dropped from streaming companies and deemed ineligible for the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Television Awards.

He lastly apologized for the touch upon Instagram and admitted the phrase got here from a “72-hour bender.” He attended rehab, took months off from performing and apologized once more on “Good Morning America,” however couldn’t shake the results of the incident.

In November, he introduced “The Dangerous Tour,” which kicked off in February. The tour will finish in October.

Morgan Wallen performs during the "Whiskey Glasses Roadshow Tour" at The Fillmore New Orleans on January 9, 2020, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Morgan Wallen performs in the course of the “Whiskey Glasses Roadshow Tour” in New Orleans in January 2020.
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Meanwhile, Scott, now 31, has been laying low ever since 10 individuals have been trampled to demise at his annual Astroworld Festival in Houston on Nov. 5.

The “Goosebumps” rapper, the venue and the competition promoters have been slapped with over 100 lawsuits from the incident.

Houston Police Chief Troy Finner claimed he personally warned Scott about “public security” in his trailer earlier than the lethal occasion.

Travis Scott performs during the 2021 Astroworld Festival at NRG Park on Nov. 5, 2021, in Houston, Texas.
Travis Scott performs in the course of the 2021 Astroworld Festival on Nov. 5, 2021, in Houston, Texas.
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Social media was outraged as soon as movies of followers passing out within the stampede surfaced. Scott paused the present a number of instances however acquired backlash when the present proceeded regardless of the gang’s “stop the show” chants, in addition to an ambulance aiding struggling followers.

Scott and “Sicko Mode” collaborator Drake celebrated at Dave and Buster’s after the occasion.

Scott instructed Charlamagne tha God that he didn’t know anything concerning the tragedy till “minutes earlier than the [police] press convention.”

He carried out for the primary time since Astroworld on Saturday during the Miami Grand Prix in Florida at E11EVEN nightclub.

But all of that’s previous information to Diddy.

The 2022 Billboard Music Awards begin at 8 p.m. Sunday on NBC or streaming on Peacock.


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