Big Hit Responds To Reports Of BTS Pre-Recording “Dynamite” Performance For MTV VMAs
On August 17, Newsen reported that BTS will be pre-recording their “Dynamite” performance for the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards (hereafter referred to as the VMAs).
On August 5, the VMAs shared that BTS will be performing their upcoming English-language song “Dynamite” for the first time as the group’s first-ever stage at the VMAs.
— Video Music Awards (@vmas) August 4, 2020
Newsen’s report states that that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for BTS to attend the awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Therefore, BTS will perform the song through a pre-recorded video and greet global fans online. The pre-recording will reportedly take place today (August 17) in tight secrecy.
Later in the day, Big Hit Entertainment issued an official response to the reports, stating, “We cannot confirm anything besides their official activities. We ask for your understanding.”
Marking its 37th anniversary this year, the VMAs is an award ceremony hosted by MTV in the United States and is also a music festival involving musicians who have been active in various fields throughout the year. BTS has been nominated for three categories: Best Pop, Best K-pop, and Best Choreography. The VMAs will be held at 8 p.m. on August 30 ET/PT.
The music video for their upcoming English-language single “Dynamite” will drop on August 21 at 1 p.m. KST.