Rapper Travis Scott gave his second performance of the year at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (May 15), which also marked his first televised set since the fallout from the Astroworld Festival tragedy in November 2021.
In a performance of his 2021 single, “Mafia,” that was aired during the show, Scott is captured on a set that gives wintry vibes, wearing a white thermal and beige bottoms while donning shades. Garnering a warm reception from the crowd of attendees at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Travis’ performance at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards is the latest step in the rap star’s attempt to put the controversy and backlash endured due to the events that took place at the Astroworld Festival behind him.
Last week, Sean “Diddy” Combs, the host and executive producer of the 2022 Billboard Music Awards, revealed in an Instagram video that he personally lobbied to have Scott perform at the show. “This just in,” Diddy said in the clip, which was posted on Monday (May 9). “For the Billboard Music Awards this Sunday I made a request; I made a demand. I said, ‘My brother Travis Scott has to perform. I’m executive producing, he has to perform,’ and NBC said, ‘Yes.’ It’s going down Sunday, Travis Scott will be performing … now that’s love.”
Scott, who has largely been out of the public eye as of late, was joined at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards with his girlfriend Kylie Jenner and their 4-year-old daughter Stormi. In February, the couple welcomed the latest addition to their family, a baby boy.
Watch Travis Scott’s Billboard Music Awards performance below.