Megan Thee Stallion DROPS FROM AMA’s Performance With BTS ‘Due To An Unexpected Personal Matter’
Megan Thee Stallion has announced that she will no longer be attending or performing at the 2021 American Music Awards.
The 26-year-old Grammy-winning rapper took to Twitter to reveal the last-minute change, citing an “unexpected personal matter” as the reason for her absence.
Megan and K-pop sensation BTS were set to perform their song Butter at the awards ceremony to be held on Sunday, November 21 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Change of plans: Megan thee Stallion announced she would no longer attend or perform with BTS at the American Music Awards due to an ‘unexpected personal matter’
Announcement: “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,” she tweeted in an excerpt
“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 can’t wait to get on stage with my guys and perform #BTS_Butter soon!’
While she didn’t state the reason for her absence, one fan noted that it may be due to the recent death of her close friend – rapper Young Dolph.
‘For everyone confused: Megan lost someone who was very close to her..the most’ [sic] be very difficult for her. We’ll wait for the day BTS and Megan preform [sic] together,” commented one fan.
Another fan pointed out that she had posted on social media a few days ago that she was feeling “sick” over Dolph’s murder.
Collaboration: The Savage rapper and BTS would perform their song Butter; BTS pictured November 2020
Debut: Megan teamed up with the K-pop sensation for a special remix of their song Butter
‘I’m sooo sick rn I’m in disbelief! Pray for his family and friends! Rest in peace my friend, a true legend dolph,’ she tweeted.
Dolph — real name Adolph Thornton Jr. — was shot and killed at Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies in Memphis, Tennessee, around 12:24 AM on Wednesday, November 17.
The Memphis Police Department had tweeted photos taken of two suspects who fled with weapons in a white Mercedes with tinted windows shortly after the death of the 36-year-old.
Megan’s Butter ‘tea remix’ featuring BTS dropped this summer after a legal battle with her record label 1501 Certified Entertainment.
Young Dolph: While she didn’t state the reason for her absence from the AMAs on Sunday, one fan noted that it may be due to the recent death of her close friend – rapper Young Dolph; Dolph photographed November 2019
Tragic Murder: Young Dolph – real name Adolph Thornton Jr. — was shot and killed at Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies in Memphis, Tennessee around 12:24 PM on Wednesday, November 17; commemorative scene pictured on November 18
In court documents obtained by: Variety, the Houston-born rapper — real name Megan Pete — accused the label of preventing her remix from being released to the public.
In her file, she stated that not releasing the song would cause “irreparable damage” to her music career and have a “devastating impact on her relationships with her fans and with other artists in the music industry.”
The documents stated that the label and its CEO Carl Crawford, “have done nothing to help Pete grow her career in the music industry and have merely erected roadblocks in an attempt to suppress her artistic expression as a music artist and end her career beyond repair.” harm. Today is no different.’
At the AMAs, Megan was nominated for three awards: Favorite Trending Song for Body, Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist, and Favorite Hip-Hop Album for Good News.
The ceremony will be hosted by Cardi B with appearances from the likes of Olivia Rodrigo, Bad Bunny with Tainy and Juliete Venegas, Diplo, Tyler The Creator and Carrie Underwood.
Fighting: In court documents obtained by Variety, the Houston-born rapper — real name Megan Pete — accused her record label 1501 Certified Entertainment of preventing her Butter “tea remix” from being released to the public; pictured September 19