Morgan Wallen has been confirmed as a performer at the upcoming Billboard Music Awards

Morgan Wallen has been confirmed as a performer at the upcoming Billboard Music Awards after his racial slur controversy last year.

News of the 28-year-old songwriter broke on Friday, when it was noted that executives at MRC Live & Alternative had decided to allow the singer to appear at the upcoming awards ceremony.

The hitmaker was previously at the center of many reactions after a video of him using a racial slur was widely shared in 2021.

Back on stage; Morgan Wallen has been confirmed as a performer at the upcoming Billboard Music Awards; he is seen in February

MRC Live & Alternative, which produces the Billboard Music Awards as well as other award shows, issued a statement to Billboard explaining its decision to allow Wallen to perform at the event.

The organization began its message by clearly explaining its point of view on social equality.

“We oppose discrimination, harassment or racism of any kind. We believe in treating everyone with dignity and respect,” they noted.

The group then noted that it had previously commissioned several of its members to vet potential performers for their shows.

Letting their thoughts be known: MRC Live & Alternative, which produces the Billboard Music Awards as well as other award shows, issued a statement to Billboard explaining its decision to allow Wallen to perform at the event.

Letting their thoughts be known: MRC Live & Alternative, which produces the Billboard Music Awards as well as other award shows, issued a statement to Billboard explaining its decision to allow Wallen to perform at the event.

They said they had created “a team led by various colleagues created an internal process to review whether our content aligns with our stated goals of diversity, equity and inclusion.”

The MRC went on to say that in regards to Wallen, they found that he demonstrated “a demonstrated and ongoing commitment to meaningful work and outreach.”

They then said that following a review of their findings, they “issued an invitation to participate in this year’s show.”

The band also noted that they reviewed the singer for last year’s awards show and concluded it wouldn’t be appropriate to let him perform.

Covering their bases: They then stated that following a review of their findings, they

Covering their bases: They went on to say that, following a review of their findings, they “issued an invitation to appear on this year’s show”; Wallen is seen in 2019

“We went through this process last year with respect to Mr. Wallen, and again this year, which resulted in a different decision,” they said.

The outlet reported that the MRC team discovered the incident surrounding his use of a racial slur was “not part of consistent behavior for Wallen.”

The performer was previously caught on camera using a racial slur directed at black people, along with other swear words, in a video posted by TMZ last February.

The clip’s release sparked an immediate backlash against the singer, and his music was pulled from the airwaves and his record label contract was suspended.

In Hot Water: The artist was previously caught on camera using a racial slur directed at black people, along with other swear words, in a video posted by TMZ last February;  it is seen in 2020

In Hot Water: The artist was previously caught on camera using a racial slur directed at black people, along with other swear words, in a video posted by TMZ last February; it is seen in 2020

Wallen was later ruled ineligible to participate or be nominated for any honors at last year’s ACM and CMT awards ceremonies.

He was also banned from participating in last year’s Billboard Awards ceremony, despite winning three separate awards, with the honors based solely on Billboard chart performance data.

The singer later apologized for his conduct on several occasions and revealed that he had checked himself into a rehabilitation center in order to improve after the video was released.

Work: The singer later apologized for his conduct on several occasions and revealed that he had checked himself into a rehabilitation center in order to improve after the release of the video;  he is seen in February

Work: The singer later apologized for his conduct on several occasions and revealed that he had checked himself into a rehabilitation center in order to improve after the release of the video; he is seen in February

Wallen has since made a relative comeback in the music industry, and he is currently in the midst of a 46-city arena tour that is slated to wrap up in September.

He was also nominated for Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist, and his 2021 album Dangerous: The Double Album was nominated for Top Billboard 200 Album.

The Billboard Music Awards are currently scheduled to take place in Las Vegas on May 15.

Back: Wallen has since made a relative comeback in the music industry, and is currently in the midst of a 46-city arena tour slated to wrap up in September;  seen at the ACM Awards in March

Back: Wallen has since made a relative comeback in the music industry, and is currently in the midst of a 46-city arena tour slated to wrap up in September; seen at the ACM Awards in March

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