The 2023 MTV Europe Music Awards in Paris have been canceled amid the continued battle between Gaza and Israel.
The awards have been initially scheduled to happen on Nov. 5 with performances from Reneé Rapp, Sabrina Carpenter, David Guetta, the Child Laroi and Jung Kook from Okay-pop band BTS, amongst others. Taylor Swift was probably the most nominated artist of the awards present, with seven nods, adopted by Olivia Rodrigo and SZA with six nominations every. Doja Cat, Måneskin, Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj had 4 nominations every.
In a press release, organizers stated the choice to cancel got here out of “an abundance of warning,” with the performers and people collaborating within the awards present in thoughts. The occasion will resume in 2024.
The present was scheduled to be broadcast dwell on MTV in additional than 150 international locations, and stream on Pluto TV globally and on demand on Paramount+. The occasion was to be held at Paris Nord Villepinte, marking the primary time it has been held in Paris since 1995.
Given the volatility of world occasions, we’ve determined to not transfer ahead with the 2023 MTV EMAs out of an abundance of warning for the 1000’s of staff, crew members, artists, followers, and companions who journey from all corners of the world to convey the present to life.
The MTV EMAs are an annual celebration of worldwide music. As we watch the devastating occasions in Israel and Gaza proceed to unfold, this doesn’t really feel like a second for a world celebration. With 1000’s of lives already misplaced, it’s a second of mourning.
We sit up for internet hosting the MTV EMAs once more in November of 2024.