BTS almost didn’t perform at the Grammys – Music News
BTS almost didn’t perform at the Grammys.
The K-Pop boy band – which includes Jungkook, V, J-Hope, Jimin, Jin, RM and Suga – finally took the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas last Sunday (03.04.22) as part of the annual ceremony, but now producers have revealed the performance almost didn’t happen due to COVID-19 regulations.
Producer Ken Winston said: “There were times when we were worried they couldn’t be here. J-Hope had COVID and was quarantined. And he wasn’t cleared to fly until Saturday, the day before the show, Jungkook was in Vegas with COVID, but unless he got two negative tests, he wasn’t allowed to come. It was very tense. We were very nervous.
The awards show boss went on to explain that when the spectacular performance of their mega-hit “Butter” finally happened, he was so “excited” because he knew what the boys had been through to get there.
Speaking on the ‘Rolling Stone Music Now’ podcast, he added: “I was actually so excited about that one, not because it was better than anybody else, but just because that I knew what these seven guys had been through to get to this level… I think these guys are incredibly talented, I’m kind of impressed with what they do every time.
However, while the star-studded evening featured performances by pop superstars such as Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, Ken admitted bosses would have ‘loved’ to see more hip-hop performances, noting that organizers are unable to always ” get the quota”. right” and claimed that some artists were lost during the move from the show’s usual host city, Los Angeles.
He said, “We would have liked a little more hip-hop. We won’t always get the exact quota we want. We’re still trying. It certainly wasn’t a conscious decision to only have Nas as our band. .hip hop performance… We lost a few artists in the [show’s] moving from LA to Vegas. So, you know, shit happens. We have done our best.