Morgan Wallen is not going to be invited to attend the upcoming Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs).
The star has been embroiled in scandals not too long ago after being caught utilizing the N-word on video, which adopted him being caught on video at a crowded home celebration with no coronavirus-precautions days earlier than a scheduled “Saturday Evening Reside” look.
His profession has taken one other hit now, nonetheless, as Dick Clark Productions — which produces the awards — has introduced that regardless of his six nominations, Wallen, 27, has been barred from the BBMAs.
“Morgan Wallen is a finalist this 12 months primarily based on charting. As his latest conduct doesn’t align with our core values, we is not going to be together with him on the present in any capability (performing, presenting, accepting),” mentioned a press release from the manufacturing firm obtained by Billboard.
The assertion careworn that artists are nominated for BBMAs primarily based on their “efficiency on the Billboard charts” somewhat than being chosen by “a voting committee or membership group.”
“With our content material reaching thousands and thousands of viewers, [Dick Clark Productions] and MRC [Data] have the privilege and accountability to impact change by making a extra inclusive dialogue in our productions and throughout the business,” they added, explaining Wallen’s absence.
Because the scandal broke, the “7 Summers” singer has spoken out and apologized publicly, explaining that he is spoken with a number of neighborhood leaders to be taught extra about why using the N-word is mistaken.
“It’s heartening and inspiring to listen to that Morgan is taking steps in his anti-racist journey and beginning to do some significant work,” the manufacturing firm continued. “We plan to judge his progress and can think about his participation in future exhibits.”
He’s nominated for high tune gross sales artist, high nation artist, high nation male artist, high nation album and he has two entries within the high nation tune class.
Reps for the nation star didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.
The BBMAs will air on NBC on Might 23.
Wallen’s music was additionally deemed ineligible for the Academy of Nation Music Awards days after the scandal broke earlier this 12 months.