Kelly Clarkson Called for a “Moment of Action” at the “Billboard Music Awards”
Posted: 7:18 am Monday, May 21st, 2018
Kelly Clarkson hosted the “Billboard Music Awards” and kicked it off with an emotional speech about the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas.
She said they wanted her to do a moment of silence, but she wasn’t interested in that. “I’m so sick of moments of silence, it’s not working, obviously.
“Why don’t we do a moment of action? Why don’t we do a moment of change? Why don’t we change what’s happening? Because it’s horrible.”
Later in the show, Shawn Mendes and Khalid honored the victims by performing“Youth”, along with a choir of survivors from the Parkland, Florida shooting.
On a lighter note, Janet Jackson accepted the Icon Award, and performed a medley of “Nasty”, “If”, and “Throb”. Then she gave a speech about women’s rights.
Janet’s performance had people on their feet, but Salt-N-Pepa really brought the house down when they closed the show with a medley of their own. They did “Push It”, “Shoop”, and “Let’s Talk About Sex” . . .
Then they brought out En Vogue for “Whatta Man”.
Big winners included Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, and Chris Stapleton. The song “Despacito” picked up a bunch, too.