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Bad Bunny axed AMAs performance after testing positive for Covid-19

Bad Bunny was forced to axe his planned performance at Sunday’s (November 22, 2020) 2020 American Music Awards after testing positive for COVID-19.

The hitmaker, 26, was teased to hit the stage with Jhay Cortez for a world premiere performance of their duet Dakiti. However, their performance ultimately didn’t come into fruition and, on Monday, it was confirmed the star had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Although no details were provided as to whether Bad Bunny is showing coronavirus symptoms, reported Entertainment Tonight, he was seen virtually presenting from his home during the AMAs.

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It was a successful night for the singer, real name Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, who accepted the Favorite Album – Latin award from Christian Serratos for YHLQMDLG. After the show concluded, AMAs officials announced him as the Favorite Male Artist – Latin artist on Twitter.

Accepting the album prize, he said: “To all my fans, to all the people who support me and listen to my music, I do it all for you. Latinos are ruling the world. I love you all so much.”

The American Music Awards, voted for by fans, was hosted by Taraji P. Henson from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where a small, socially-distanced live audience enjoyed other performance highlights from Megan Thee Stallion, Katy Perry and Darius Rucker, Bell Biv DeVoe, and Jennifer Lopez and Maluma, who turned up the heat with steamy renditions of Pa’ Ti and Lonely.

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