BTS will not attend the 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards due to scheduling conflicts and new quarantine restrictions | K-pop Movie News

CJ ENM has confirmed that BTS will not be participating in the upcoming Mnet Asian Music Awards.

Shortly after media claimed that new quarantine restrictions would prohibit the boy band from performing at MAMA 2021, a representative confirmed in a statement that the band would not be attending the ceremony due to “health issues”. ‘hourly”. It was also announced that although it would be difficult for the group to put together a pre-recorded performance, BTS is preparing a short video for ARMY.

Reports on Korean news portals claimed that new quarantine restrictions taking effect tomorrow, December 3, would prevent the group from attending the awards ceremony. In light of the spread of the Omicron variant to parts of the world, the South Korean government has introduced new regulations for foreign travelers arriving in Korea.

Regardless of their vaccination status, the group consisting of Jin, Jimin, J-hope, JungKook, V, RM and SUGA will be required to self-quarantine for 10 days upon their return from the United States.

Currently, BTS is scheduled to perform at the “2021 Jingle Ball Tour” in Los Angeles, California on December 3.

At last year’s MAMAs, BTS won 9 different awards and also performed “ON,” “Dynamite,” and “Life Goes On.”

Lyle L. Maltby