When it comes to rejection, Nick Jonas is taking the high road.
After he was completely shut out of the 2016 MTV VMA nomination pool, the annual award show announced that he will still be attending the ceremony—just not as a potential award recipient. Instead, the 23-year-old is slated to take the streets of New York City to perform his track "Bacon" alongside Ty Dolla $ign during this year's broadcast.
It's arguably a gracious move by the former nominee, particularly since he had initially expressed some sadness about the snub. "Disappointed with the fact Close got no love for the #VMAs2016" he tweeted shortly after the nominees were revealed in late July.
The remark was one of the first times the public had ever heard any semblance of discontent from the former child star. Having risen to fame as a 7-year-old Broadway performer and subsequent Disney boy bander, his image has remained practically squeaky clean for more than a decade. The VMA nominations were no different.