Morgan Wallen won’t be invited to attend the upcoming Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs).
The star has been embroiled in scandals lately 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 yr primarily based on charting. As his current conduct doesn’t align with our core values, we won’t be together with him on the present in any capability (performing, presenting, accepting),” stated an announcement from the manufacturing firm obtained by Billboard.
The assertion harassed that artists are nominated for BBMAs primarily based on their “efficiency on the Billboard charts” moderately than being chosen by “a voting committee or membership group.”
“With our content material reaching hundreds of 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 trade,” 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 guage his progress and can take into account his participation in future reveals.”
He’s nominated for prime track gross sales artist, prime nation artist, prime nation male artist, prime nation album and he has two entries within the prime nation track 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 yr.