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Is the VMAs 2022 rigged? ARMY say 'be serious' as Jack Harlow wins over BTS and Beyonce

Jack Harlow was nominated for 'Song of the Summer' along with BTS' Jungkook, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Doja Cat, Drake, Harry Styles, Lizzo and more
UPDATED AUG 29, 2022
Fans wonder how Jack Harlow won a fan vote-based category against BTS' Jungkook, Nicki Minaj and Beyonce (Arturo Holmes/Getty Images, @bts_bighit, @NickiMinaj, @Beyonce/Twitter)
Fans wonder how Jack Harlow won a fan vote-based category against BTS' Jungkook, Nicki Minaj and Beyonce (Arturo Holmes/Getty Images, @bts_bighit, @NickiMinaj, @Beyonce/Twitter)

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY: It is that time of the year again with MTV’s Video Music Awards 2022 honoring the best of the best Western artists. However, they have also started branching out and acknowledging the talent and influence of international stars from Latin America to Asia. In fact, The VMAs 2022 was a good night for K-pop with BTS, Blackpink and Seventeen winning. However, some fans think the VMAs 2022 is rigged as Jack Harlow ended up winning over Jungkook and even American superstars Beyonce and Nicki Minaj.

We had some iconic songs being released over the last few months and taking over our summers. And so for the ‘Song of the Summer’ category the nominations included the likes of Beyonce, Charlie Puth and BTS’ Jungkook, Doja Cat, Future and Drake, Harry Styles, Latto and Mariah Carey, Lizzo, Nicki Minaj and many more currently popular artists with viral hits. The winner was Jack Harlow for his single ‘First Class’. However, this has led to BTS fans slamming the VMAs 2022 for rigging the event as they wondered how he won over a BTS member, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Drake and others.

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Jack Harlow wins ‘Song of the Summer’ over BTS and Beyonce

Since its inception in 2013, ‘Song of the Summer’ has been a fan-vote-based category as VMAs awards one hit single voted to be the best song of the first half of the year. The first song to be awarded had been unsurprisingly ‘Best Song Over’ by One Direction which had been the song of 2013. In 2020, VMAs awarded Blackpink for ‘How You Like That’; for 2021, it undoubtedly went to BTS for the Billboard-topping ‘Butter’.

While for the VMAs 2022 category, there was no one clear winner, some unhappy fans are claiming that it was rigged since there were better hits than Jack Harlow’s ‘First Class’. BTS fans are also pointing out their influence and wondered if Jack Harlow’s fanbase was bigger than theirs to get him more votes for ‘First Class’ than Jungkook’s record-breaking collab ‘Left and Right’ with Charlie Puth.

‘Literally attendance award’

One fan asked, “Now who gonna believe Jack Harlow got more votes than jungkook. LIKE BE SERIOUS FOR ONCE.” Another tweeted, “Forget armys like you mean jack harlow got the most votes from all that people nominated nicky, beyoncé,doja??? be serious.” One fan made a reaction meme, “A white man winning over beyonce, bts and doja…… @vmas be serious.”

Another was blunt, “It’s literally attendance award lmfao bc who was out here voting for Jack Harlow like pls be serious.” One shared, “Sorry but ur telling me its a FAN voted award and jack harlow won over jungkook nicki beyoncé doja or mariah carey BE SERIOUS WHWHWJWN.” Another fan joked, “And vmas are still rigged because ur telling me narnia's goat won over jk in the sots category like BE SERIOUS IMMEDIATELY.”







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