April 12, 2016


Ciara Announces Billboard Music Awards Nominees, Refuses to Say 'Future'

For the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, Ludacris will be returning as host for the third year in a row joined by new host Ciara. The awards will be held May 22 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be live broadcasted on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.

With over a month until the event, there already seems to be a sour mood between one of the co-hosts and one of the nominees. Ludacris and Ciara appeared on ABC today to announce the nominees. While reading the nominees for Top Rap Artist, who did Ciara skip?

Well, she didn’t skip, she just refused to say his name: Future. There was a short silence that followed after Ciara announced Fetty Wap, when Luda had to step in to say Future’s name. That’s a pretty clear indication of how affairs were left, considering in February it was revealed that Ciara was suing Future for $15 million dollars for slander and libel. 

Watch the clip above and check out the complete list of nominees.