Rapper Travis Scott will return to the stage for a significant awards present efficiency, months after the tragic crowd surge at his Astroworld Competition in Houston resulted in deaths and plenty of injured concertgoers.
He’d been largely silent publicly following that occasion, giving just a few performances at numerous venues. Nevertheless, Sunday will deliver one in every of his largest public appearances on stage shortly.
The award-winning hip-hop star will give a 2022 Billboard Music Awards efficiency, and primarily based on a brand new video that includes hip-hop pioneer Diddy, Scott is fired up and able to go.
Diddy will get Travis Scott fired up for Billboard Music Awards
Sean “Diddy” Combs is thought for making hit information and introducing main abilities to the world due to his profitable Dangerous Boy Leisure label. They’ve included the late, nice Infamous B.I.G., Lil Kim, and The Lox.
He’ll introduce many different abilities on Sunday night time as Diddy hosts the 2022 Billboard Music Awards. The present options performances from Mary J. Blige, Machine Gun Kelly, Megan Thee Stallion, Latto, Silk Sonic, Ed Sheeran, and Travis Scott.
In a video clip shared Saturday on his Instagram web page, Diddy greets his pal Travis and will get him overestimated for the Billboard Music Awards. Scott is ready to carry out his hit tune Mafia on the present, produced by Boi-1da and Jahaan Candy and that includes uncredited vocals from rapper J. Cole.
“You prepared? You prepared?” Diddy asks Scott a number of occasions within the video clip (beneath) after they greet one another with a hug and handshake.
“All people, my child bro is right here. Tomorrow, it’s time. It’s time. What you gonna do to that factor, man?” Diddy asks earlier than Scott breaks away with a “shhh” and begins working off, yelling with pleasure.
“You higher tune in tomorrow!!!!!” Diddy wrote in his caption, tagging the BBMAs.
Scott launched his easy-going monitor Mafia in November 2021 and premiered the music video across the identical time. He additionally premiered the tune Escape Plan. The 2 tracks arrived simply forward of Scott acting at his Astroworld Competition in Houston, Texas.
Followers have been anticipating a brand new album from Scott referred to as Utopia, however particulars are scarce on whether or not these two newer songs will probably be on the album or when it should launch.
Scott beforehand gained a Billboard Music Award for his smash hit Sicko Mode that includes Drake. The favored tune took dwelling the win for High Streaming Track (Audio) on the 2019 BBMAs.
Whereas Mafia isn’t up for any BBMAs on Sunday, his earlier tune Goosebumps is nominated. A canopy of the 2016 tune was remixed right into a dance monitor by HVME, giving Scott and the Spanish DJ a nomination for High Dance/Digital Track.
Scott has carried out at different occasions for the reason that Astroworld tragedy
Sunday night time’s Travis Scott efficiency for the Billboard Music Awards will probably be one in every of his largest since final November’s Astroworld tragedy. A massive crowd surge in the course of the Astroworld Competition brought on a crowd crush, leading to 10 deaths and over 300 accidents.
Scott has continued making headlines after the tragedy, with many lawsuits filed in opposition to the rapper and Reside Nation, the presenters of the live performance occasion. Whereas he’s been quiet publicly for months after the occasion, he’s carried out just a few different occasions for the reason that tragic incident at his pageant.
That included a non-public pre-Oscars party he carried out at in March. In April, Scott carried out publicly for the first time since Astroworld on the nightclub E11EVEN in Miami, Florida, as a part of Race Week Miami 2022. Town was internet hosting Method One’s Grand Prix for the primary time.
Following the BMMAs, Scott has one other main efficiency on the best way, however months down the street. In accordance with Billboard, he’s scheduled to carry out at this November’s Primavera Sound pageant in Buenos Ares, Santiago, and San Paulo.
Viewers can watch the 2022 Billboard Music Awards telecast beginning at 8 p.m. Japanese Time on NBC or streaming on Peacock.