MTV denial comes after rapper Nicki Minaj pulled out of her planned appearance at the Jeddah World Fest concert
US broadcaster MTV has denied that it will show the Jeddah World Fest concert live.
The event, taking place at the King Abdullah Sports stadium in the Red Sea city, had been announced as being broadcast globally and covered by MTV.
MTV, however, has denied the claim.
"MTV is not and was never broadcasting or participating in the Jeddah World Festival," a spokeswoman said.
Other performers announced so far include British singer Liam Payne, American musician Steve Aoki and CLUB MTV Ambassadors R3WIRE and VARSKI.
Jeddah World Fest said more acts would be announced this week.