Puerto Rican singer-rapper Bad Bunny cancelled his scheduled performance on the American Music Awards Sunday night after testing positive for coronavirus. His rep confirmed the diagnosis on Monday, according to the Associated Press, although no explanation was given for his cancellation at the time, leading to many frustrated responses online from fans.
The artist, who was scheduled to perform with Jhay Cortez, won Favorite Male Latin Artist and Favorite Latin Album for his release “YHLQMDLG,” and gave a taped acceptance speech.
“To all my fans, to all the people who support me and listen to my music, I do it all for you,” he said as he accepted the award. “Latinos are ruling the world. I love you all so much.”
Bad Bunny, whose real name is Benito Martínez Ocasio, was scheduled to sing his hit, “Dákiti,” with Jhay Cortez at the event but canceled without explanation.
His rep told