AMAs 2020: Why did Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez not perform? Angry fans who waited for hours say ‘piece of sh*ts’
So this is that time of the year when we await some of the most star-studded performances and a glitzy night with the airing of American Music Awards. However, the biggest fan-voted awards in its 2020 edition did not have a scheduled performance by Bad Bunny and rising Reggaeton star Jhay Cortez to fans dismay. During the whole run of the awards, the fans waited to see their special performance over an undeniable crossover of Latin music after the duo earlier teased with their hit duet ‘Dakiti’ that raised expectations of fans.
The 2020 AMA was held in the Covid-19 pandemic and had a meager audience. It skipped some of the award announcements and performances. This included skipping award presentation for Favorite Artist in Alternative Rock, Electronic Dance Music, Favorite album in Country to name some. However, the awards still had a stellar run with performances by Jennifer Lopez and Maluma, Katy Perry, Rexha and Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, BTS, Megan Thee Stallion and many more.
While the fans of those who performed were content and happy, Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez’s fans were left both mad and sad. An angry user wrote, “Me waiting for a bad bunny all damn night just for them to cut the performance.” Another concurred, “Me after waiting 2 hours for Bad Bunny’s performance at the #AMAs”. Enraged users felt really sad for waiting. One wrote, “Where’s the Bad Bunny performance sis? Stop playin’ with us #AMAs”. Another user wrote blasting the duo, “HOW ARE YOU GONNA SAY BAD BUNNY IS GONNA PERFORM AND HAVE US WAIT 3 HOURS FOR HIM ??? PIECE OF SH**S AMAs”. Another concurred, “No wait wtf I’m pissed. Why didn't the bad bunny perform??” A fan wrote on their anticipated duet, “Nah I'm bummed out, why'd they say 'Dakiti' was gonna be performed and then bad bunny and Jhay Cortez never actually perform??? makes no sense to me”
Me waiting for bad bunny all damn night just for them to cut the performance #AMAs pic.twitter.com/4OmiV4SVTl— burger queen (@ADayOutInParis) November 23, 2020
me after waiting 2 hours for Bad Bunny’s performance at the #AMAs pic.twitter.com/tnE3zlNYon— Valeska (@valeskaax3) November 23, 2020
@AMAs Where’s the Bad Bunny performance sis? Stop playin’ with us #AMAs pic.twitter.com/1p8nmvi085— ✨ (@DisasterMoviefa) November 23, 2020
HOW ARE YOU GONNA SAY BAD BUNNY IS GONNA PERFORM AND HAVE US WAIT 3 HOURS FOR HIM ??? PIECE OF SHITS @AMAs— liz✨ (@elxoiza) November 23, 2020
no wait wtf i’m pissed 😭 #AMAs why didn’t bad bunny perform??— 𝖆𝖏𝖆𝖓𝖎☽ (@aj_ani_) November 23, 2020
nah im actually bummed out, why'd they say dakiti was gonna be performed and then bad bunny and jhay cortez never actually perform??? makes no sense to me pic.twitter.com/yLXTNZddyN— j. 🦦 (@xjenpre) November 23, 2020
For the unversed, the American Music Awards are based on fan interactions that include streaming, album and digital song sales, radio airplay, social activity and touring by the artists in various categories.
The awards were held amid Covid-19 induced restrictions due to which there were very few members in the audience and poster cutouts dominated on the front seats of the venue. The crew members in the awards had worn masks and followed the Covid-19 protocol. Coming to the performances the dancing members are required to have facial masks on during the acts while the lead artists had PPE on when not on the stage.
AMA aired on Sunday, November 22, at 8 pm EST/PST on ABC.