Joshua Copeland and Melvin Crispell III will compete for the title on August 25.
The Grammy-winning singer also served as a guest judge as the final three competed.
“It’s all because of her,” the composer, writer and producer said.
Other performers include 702, Dee-1, Kelly Price, and Keke Wyatt.
Fans launched several petitions urging MTV to honor the rapper and producer.
The legendary gospel singer will also help judge this season’s final four.
The upcoming ‘Black-ish’ spinoff premieres in September.
The rapper was scheduled to perform at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
The full soundtrack will be released on July 19.
Human Rights Foundation urged the rapper to “refuse the regime’s money.”