Rapper Megan Thee Stallion will no longer perform with K-pop idol group BTS at the American Music Awards (AMAs), which will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. EST/PST on Nov. 21 (9 a.m. on Nov. 22 in the Philippines).
BTS and Megan Thee Stallion were scheduled to take the stage at the AMAs for the televised world premiere performance of the K-pop boy band’s hit song “Butter.”
A day before the AMAs, Megan Thee Stallion announced on Twitter that she will not be able to attend the AMAs.
“Hotties I was so excited to go to the @AMAs and perform with @BTS_official, but due to an unexpected personal matter, I can no longer attend. I’m so sad! I really can’t wait to hit the stage with my guys and perform #BTS_Butter real soon!” according to Megan Thee Stallion.
The AMAs retweeted her post and commented, “We will miss you, @theestallion!”
Despite this, AMAs confirmed that BTS will still perform “Butter” at the AMAs and do another performance with Coldplay.
“We can’t wait for @BTS_twt to perform TWO TIMES tomorrow! It all starts at 8/7c on ABC. #BTSxAMAs,” according to the AMAs.
The AMAs earlier announced that Coldplay and BTS will perform “My Universe” at the awards show, billed as their “first live performance” of the song.
BTS also posted “We’re bringing ‘My Universe’ to the @AMAs with our friends @coldplay” while Coldplay tweeted, “Coldplay X BTS. The first time together on stage.”
At the 2021 AMAs, BTS are nominated for Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop Duo or Group and Favorite Pop Song.
Last year, BTS won Favorite Duo or Group-Pop/Rock and Favorite Social Artist. They have won six times at AMAs.
At last year’s AMAs, BTS performed “Dynamite” and “Life Goes On” from Seoul.