Megan Thee Stallion won three American Music Awards Nov. 21 in Los Angeles, though she was unable to perform at the ceremony as scheduled.
The Houston native won in the categories of Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist; Favorite Female Hip-Hop Album, for Good News; and Favorite Trending Song, for “Body.” She was the lone Texas winner, though Kacey Musgraves, Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris were all nominated in the Favorite Female Country Artist, won by Carrie Underwood.
Megan Thee Stallion was scheduled to perform with K-pop superstars BTS — singing her remix of their song “Butter.” The live collaboration was set to be the televised world premiere of the remix.
But a day prior to the ceremony, she announced via Twitter that she wouldn’t be attending the event. “Hotties,” she tweeted, “I was so excited to go to the @AMAs and perform with @BTS_official, but due to an unexpected personal matter, I can no longer attend. I’m so sad! I really can’t wait to hit the stage with my guys and perform #BTS_Butter real soon!”
Despite her absence, Megan still had an impressive night at the AMAs, thanking her fans later via Instagram. “Thank y’all for always running it up,” she wrote. “I can’t wait for y’all to see what’s in store for next year.”
When she wasn’t racking up awards or collaborating with fellow musicians — including Beyoncé and BTS, which won seven AMAs — this past year, Megan kept busy finishing her undergraduate degree at Texas Southern University in health administration.