DIDDY CROWNED ‘WORST HOST EVER’ ON TWITTER FOLLOWING 2022 BILLBOARD AWARDS GIG
Written by torresanz on May 16, 2022
Diddy may have legally changed his middle name to “Love,” but that doesn’t mean he’s getting any on Twitter. The social media platform lit up with reactions to Diddy’s hosting gig at the 2022 Billboard Awards on Sunday night (May 15), bashing the Bad Boy mogul for shamelessly self-promoting his new music, Cîroc vodka, son and other business endeavors.
Diddy presumably seized the moment to do so as the annual event’s executive producer, but there are plenty of people who found it distasteful. As one person wrote, “Wow @BBMAs y’all just gave Diddy a whole 3 hours to promote all of his products? THIS IS YUCK AND EXHAUSTING.”
— McGorgeous 😍 (@LipstickBandit8) May 16, 2022
Some viewers couldn’t stomach the blind arrogance he seemed to exude either. “Okay I’m 5 minutes into this @BBMAs and P Diddy hasn’t stop celebrating himself and how fabulous he is,” one person wrote. “That’s not what I tuned in for.”
Prior to the ceremony, Diddy spoke to Billboard about his decision to book controversial artists Travis Scott and Morgan Wallan to perform, saying he was “un-canceling the canceled.” So when Diddy presented an award to activist Tamika Mallory, it didn’t sit right, with some pointing out Wallen was “canceled” last year for freely using the “N-word” in a viral video.
Still, Diddy’s self-promotion almost felt like a scene from the infamous Chapelle’s Show skit “Making The Band,” especially when his “butler” brought him lotion for his “ashy” hands and later served him drinks. Check out some of the reactions below.
— chilombooo (@chilombooo1) May 16, 2022
— Queens Of Queens 🦋🐝💦 (@Lamb4life757) May 16, 2022
Diddy saying he hates award shows while he’s hosting an award show is the same as teachers saying they hate kids … #BBMAs
— Hail ミ☆ (@alltoohail) May 16, 2022
Diddy is drunk and tweaking. Hurry up and end this show, please! #BBMAs
— ᴅᴏʟʟᴀʀ (@callmedollar) May 16, 2022
— Monique 🦋 (@moniquedacutie) May 16, 2022
Diddy just said “I told the producers I’m not listening to anything they say, because I’m the freest nigga in the world” on NBC 😂
— Frazier Tharpe II (@The_SummerMan) May 16, 2022
Whew! I cant wait for Diddy to take his ass home so he can leave us tf alone with this love bs. Go pay your artists! #BBMAS
— Rachel. (@_loveRachel_) May 16, 2022
— Jas 🌻 (@soPOSH_) May 16, 2022
Diddy as the host of the Billboard Awards:
“I ain’t listening to nothing the producers saying. I’m the freest nigga on stage right now.”
The Black Community: pic.twitter.com/SVeLURW8LS
— Kennedy Blaq (@KennedyBlaq) May 16, 2022
I thought Diddy was doing a good job and then he cussed and said the n word. Why? There is no reason to cuss at a award show, especially when it's being broadcasts on TV #BBMAs
— Ashley Haas (@ashleyhaas42) May 16, 2022
Well, there you have it. Twitter has spoken!