This weekend, Travis Scott will make his first major public appearance since the tragedy at his Astroworld festival in 2021, when he performs as part of this year’s Billboard Music Awards.
The rapper – nominated in the Best Dance/Electronic Song category for a remix of his song ‘Goosebumps’ by HVME – has been added to the performer line-up for the ceremony at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas this Sunday (May 15).
Becky G, Ed Sheeran, and Miranda Lambert also join the bill. They join Megan Thee Stallion and Mary J. Blige as well as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Silk Sonic and Florence + the Machine.
Scott is slowly returning to the spotlight after a crowd surge at his headline set at Astroworld Festival, Houston, Texas last November that left ten people dead and many others injured. He was a guest at a pre-Oscars private party in March and at a Coachella private afterparty the next month.
Scott performed live to the public on Saturday, the first time Scott has done so since the Astroworld tragedy. A 45-minute set was played at E11even nightclub Miami. He performed hits like ‘Sicko Mode’And ‘Goosebumps’Quavo of Migos joined the group for their 2017 single. ‘Dubai Shit’.
Scott was featured on Kanye West’s February episode‘s ‘Donda 2’You can see her on the song. ‘Pablo’. He also appeared last month on ‘Hold That Heat’Alongside Future and 808 Mafia producer Southside.
Country singer Morgan Wallen will also perform at this year’s awards, a year after he was barred from attending the 2021 event after footage emerged of him saying a racial slur.
When Wallen’s inclusion was announced earlier this month, Billboard Music Award producers MRC Live & Alternative commented that their decision was made after extensive discussion by a diverse group of MRC staffers.
“We oppose discrimination, harassment, or racism of any kind. We believe in treating everyone with dignity and respect,”MRC released a statement stating that BillboardIt was at that time.
“After a thorough review and robust discussions internally and with the artist’s team, in which we found a demonstrated and ongoing commitment to meaningful work and outreach, we extended an invitation to participate in this year’s show.”