MAMA 2020: MAMAMOO's Hwasa and Jessi sizzle in jaw-dropping 'Gang' performance but why are Taemin fans crying?

The highlight of the performance was when Jessi and Hwasa reinterpreted Rain’s smash hit 'Gang'. Remember how it became a popular meme earlier this year?


                            MAMA 2020: MAMAMOO's Hwasa and Jessi sizzle in jaw-dropping 'Gang' performance but why are Taemin fans crying?
Hwasa and Jessi (Mnet Asian Music Awards 2020/MAMA 2020/Twitter)

Jessi and MAMAMOO’s Hwasa teamed up for a breathtaking collaboration performance at the 2020 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA). The two singers, who recently became bandmates for a brief time in the 'How Do You Play?' project group Refund Sisters, stunned onlookers with their special performance.

The highlight of the performance was when Jessi and Hwasa reinterpreted Rain’s smash hit 'Gang'. Remember how it became a popular meme earlier this year? Last month, Hwasa set a new record after the music video for 'Maria' crossed 100 million views on YouTube. The 25-year-old's title track from the first solo EP — also titled 'Maria' — hit the views in about four months and 17 days. Catch her performance here: 



 

One tweet read, "Best collab performance by two Queens Hwasa and Jessi." Another fan posted, "If there's a best female performance for the night at #MAMA2020, it'll be this." A third posted, "COLLAB OF THE YEAR!"



 

 



 

 



 

Many loyal fans slammed others who didn't believe in the band. "Mamamoo is always known as a vocalist group who "only sing that well because their choreo is boring" and now here's Hwasa ONCE AGAIN proving everyone wrong by winning the best dance performance solo award," one tweet read and another said, "Taemin stans crying over Hwasa winning, omg I love this song."

One fan said, "NCT losing best dance performance was something I was prepared for BIT TAEMIN LOSING TO HWASA," and another posted, "I-I too think Taemin deserved this award so much and yes I'm sad, but some of you are really vile towards Hwasa right now and that's not OK." A user shared, "Taemin stans knew they weren’t leading in any category yesterday and they were worried people would drag Taemin if he won but now they’re dragging Hwasa when she was leading in every category. María dance went Viral everywhere. AWARD WAS WELL DESERVED."

 



 

 

 



 

 



 

A user said, "Hwasa won her first solo award. I’m so proud she worked so hard on the album Maria, not being able to talk to anyone for weeks due to how busy she was, injured her back, she deserved it. #MAMAMOO #MAMA2020."



 

 



 

 



 

A few other interesting snippets sent fans in a tizzy, including how she was handling her mask and the fact that she was almost on her verge of tears.



 

 



 

The beauty also clinched the trophy of Best Dance Performance Solo for ‘Maria’! The other nominees in the category were Kang Daniel – ‘Who U Are’, Sunmi – ‘pporappippam’, Jessi – ‘NUNU NANA’ and Taemin – ‘Criminal’. She has also been nominated for Best Female Artist. Catch her speech after winning the award here:



 

Since 2010, MAMA has been held in Macau, Singapore and Hong Kong. In 2017, MAMA was held in Vietnam, Japan, and Hong Kong. Next year, in 2018, MAMA was held in three different locations in Asia in a span of a week – Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong! Due to Covid-19 restrictions, it has gone virtual this year.

The star-studded event was held on Sunday, December 6 at 6 pm KST and the red carpet kicked off at 4 pm.

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