Diddy recently broke the news of his newest gig as the host and executive producer of the upcoming Billboard Music Awards.
The ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 15, at the renowned MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, with performances from stars including Megan Thee Stallion and Burna Boy.
The excited host took to his social media to announce his roles at the event and tease that it would be one for the books.
2022 Billboard Music Awards Set to Be ‘A Diddy Party’ With ‘Disruptive Lineup’
On the morning of Friday, April 21, Diddy updated his Instagram Page with the news that he is the official host of next month’s Billboard Music Awards.
The “Last Train To Paris” musician wrote in his caption, “BIG ANNOUNCEMENT, BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!” and gave further details of his new gig in a clip.
Diddy addressed his neighbors in the video, yelling, “That means I’m the host with the most, I’m the executive producer that calls all the shots, that means I’m the ringmaster, P.T. Barnum style!”
The “A Raisin In The Sun” actor has previously taken home Billboard Music Awards. He won the top rap song and top artist category in 1997 for his single, “I’ll Be Missing You.”
The attendees and viewers at the upcoming ceremony are in for an unforgettable night as the “No Way Out” artist teased,
“Ain’t no party like a Diddy party. We’re gonna come through with one of the most disruptive lineups in music history with one of the most controversial hosts in musical history — Me!”
Diddy may be the most controversial host in musical history but not in the Academy Awards history following the drama at the 94th ceremony.
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The Blast disclosed that Chris Rock made a G.I. Jane joke that Sunday night, which poked fun at Jada Pinkett Smith’s alopecia-induced hair loss.
Will Smith climbed up the stage to slap the presenter to the surprise of those present and watching the program.
The “King Richard” author returned to his seat and shouted, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f—ing mouth” twice at Rock.
Despite the drama which led Smith, who won an award for Best Actor, to withdraw from the Oscars, Diddy revealed that the stars’ feud is water under the bridge.
The “Get Him to the Greek” actor, whose birth name is Sean John Combs, told Page Six while at the Vanity Fair Oscars Afterparty that Rock and Smith have already made up. He explained:
“That’s not a problem. That’s over. I can confirm that. It’s all love. They’re brothers.”
The Upcoming Billboard Awards Host Is The 3rd Highest Paid Hip Hop Star
Retired longtime editor of Forbes Zack O’Malley Greenberg compiled a list of the highest-grossing musicians from 2021.
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According to Greenberg, the “annual income for this year’s top two is up more than tenfold from ten years ago.”
Jay-Z sits at number 1 with a whopping profit of $470 million, which is the highest annual sum of his career.
The “Empire State of Mind” rapper boosted his net worth by selling his streaming platform TIDAL to Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey for $297million, placing him on the app’s board of directors.
According to Forbes, Jay-Z also sold half of his champagne line Ace of Spades to LVMH for a reported $600million.
Ye takes the second spot after raking in $250million in 2021 from his Yeezy footwear brand. His 10-year partnership with Gap also sold out in a few minutes.
Ye’s financial worth mainly stems from his assets, $21 million in land and $81 million in properties. His team is also listed at $35 million in stocks and $17 million in cash.
The former hip-hop Cash King, Diddy, holds the third spot after claiming a $75 million profit in 2021. He also continues to amass a reported eight-figure salary from his partnership with Diageo’s Ciroc.
The “Coming Home” rapper also collaborated with luxury brands, including Pandora, Dolce, and Gabbana, making him a significant profit earner.
Jay-Z, Ye, and Diddy’s combined earnings total about $800 million, while those of the entire top ten surpassed $1billion.