J Balvin and Roddy Ricch are no longer part of the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards. On his Instagram Story, the 21-year-old rapper confirmed that he wouldn’t be able to perform during the ceremony.
“Unfortunately, I won’t be performing at this year’s VMAs as announced. My team and I did everything in our power to make this work, due to COVID compliance issues at the last minute we have to call off the performance,” Ricch said in a statement. “My team and I are safe and everyone’s health is a main priority, as well as giving a quality performance. I appreciate MTV for the opportunity to perform and I hope i can see y’all next year. STAY SAFE.”
As for the Colombian reggaetonero, while multiple outlets confirmed that he wouldn’t be performing, a source told Variety, “As with every awards show, there are always last-minute talent changes. That said, this year has more logistical hurdles than most and the health and safety of our employees and partners is of the utmost importance.” ET has reached out to Balvin’s rep for comment.