Morgan Wallen will also perform live at the show, making it his first awards show performance since he came under fire in February of last year after the controversy surrounding the leaked N-word video.
MRC Live & Alternative (which produces the BBMAs) said they had a “thorough review” ahead of making the decision to book him for the show, releasing a statement that reads, in part:
“We oppose discrimination, harassment, or racism of any kind. We believe in treating everyone with dignity and respect.
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.”
Other artists taking the stage from other genres include Becky G, Ed Sheeran, Travis Scott, Florence + the Machine, Maxwel, Silk Sonic, Megan Thee Stallion, Latto, Rauw Alejandro, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Burna Boy, as well as this year’s Icon Award recipient, Mary J. Blige.
It will be hosted by Sean “Diddy” Combs at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas this Sunday, May 15th on NBC.