During an Instagram Live, Ricch announced the news stating: “My team and I did everything in our power to make this work, due to COVID compliance issues at the last minute we had to call off the performance."
He continues by stating that him and his team are safe and everyone's health is a main priority, as well as giving a quality performance. “I appreciate MTV for the opportunity to perform and I hope I can see y’all next year. STAY SAFE.” Ricch said.
As for J Balvin, his representative confirmed on Monday that the singer was no longer performing at the event. More information behind the reason arrived as J Balvin revealed two weeks ago that he had contracted the COVID-19 virus. During his acceptance award speech in a pre-taped video at Premios Juventud 2020, he told the audience, “This is not a joke … It’s very dangerous. Take a lot of care of yourselves.”
This years event will now be held at various outdoor locations throughout New York City. According to CBS news, stars who are traveling to New York City for the MTV Video Music Awards will not have to spend two weeks in quarantine, despite the mandatory procedure.
Keke Palmer is set to host the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, which will make her the first woman of color to host the show since 1986-87, when Downtown Julie Brown co-hosted. Other artists set to perform at the event include BTS, Ariana Grande, the Weeknd, DaBaby, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Black Eyed Peas, Maluma, Doja Cat and CNCO.
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Written by: Tasha Dowbachuk