Travis Scott Confirmed to Perform at Billboard Music Awards E! News UK
Travis Scott has been added to the lineup for the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.
The hip-hop star just performed his first public concert since 10 people were killed at his Astroworld music festival in Texas last November.
The rapper – who is dating beauty mogul Kylie Jenner – took to the stage at E11EVEN nightclub in Miami, Florida to deliver a 45-minute set in the early hours of Sunday morning (08.05.22).
And this Sunday (15.05.22), the controversial star is set to take the stage at the ceremony at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, in what marks his first high-profile appearance since the tragedy.
The 31-year-old music star is also nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Song for HVME’s remix of ‘Goosebumps’.
The latest additions to the line-up also include Ed Sheeran and Becky G, while Elle King and Miranda Lambert will perform a duet.
The likes of Mary J. Blige, Megan Thee Stallion, Burna Boy, Silk Sonic and Red Hot Chili Peppers have already been confirmed.
On the weekend, Travis kicked off the night in the DJ booth before grabbing the mic and performing hits like “Sicko Mode,” “Goosebumps” and “Antidote.”
According to the New York Post’s Page Six column, Travis threw money at the audience and said, “Everyone owes me a shot…we need every stripper to show up on stage f*** *** right now. We need every bottle flagged on this fucking floor.”
During the set, Travis also performed the track “Dubai S***” with rapper/singer Quavo.
TMZ reported that he performed in front of a star-studded crowd that included will.i.am, Logan Paul, Busta Rhymes, Future and Kylie’s ex-boyfriend Tyga.
Travis was thrust into the spotlight last year after eight crowd members died in a terrifying crush on the first night of his event at NRG Park in Houston in November 2021.
Two other revelers died of their injuries in hospital in the days following the event, while 300 spectators were injured.
Travis has done a number of low-key performances over the past few months – he once made a short appearance at a Coachella after-party on April 17. He also performed at a private pre-Oscars party in Bel-Air on March 26.
He is also set to lead the Primavera Festival in South America, which visits countries like Brazil, Chile and Argentina. Travis will play three shows in November alongside singer Lorde. Other artists performing at the festival include Arctic Monkeys and Bjork. According to TMZ, Travis plans to book more shows over the summer.