BTS Closes the AMAs With Smooth Performance of "Butter" After Winning Artist of the Year

Everything was smooth during BTS' performance of "Butter." Despite Megan The Stallion pulling out due to personal reasons, the K-pop superstars rocked the 2021 American Music Awards stage.

By Tionah Lee Nov 22, 2021 4:16 AMTags
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Could things have been any smoother?

BTS took the stage for the final performance of the night with their hit single, "Butter." V, RM, Ji-min, Jongkook, Jin, J-Hope and Suga performed live on stage on Sunday, Nov. 21, during the 2021 American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

After taking home three awards, the boy band members put on their best yellow suits and got the crowd singing and dancing to the popular song that was released this summer. Keeping up with the theme, the stage illuminated with bright yellow lights and the animated "Butter" sign.

Of course, BTS did the choreography that got more than the ARMY screaming. 

The K-pop superstars didn't miss a beat, although Megan The Stallion had to pull out of the show, one day before the performance. The Hot Girl Coach, who appears on the official "Butter" remix, announced on Saturday, Nov. 20, that she would no longer be able to attend the ceremony.

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"Hotties 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," Megan wrote on Twitter, adding two crying emojis. "I'm so sad! I really can't wait to hit the stage with my guys and perform #BTS_Butter real soon!"

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E! reached out to Megan's rep. However, no further details were revealed. The AMAs issued their support in a tweet that read, "We will miss you, @theestallion! [red heart emoji]."

BTS already took the stage earlier in the evening. The international superstars joined Coldplay for an explosive performance of "My Universe." The group also had a lot to celebrate, as they took home awards for Favorite Pop Song, Favorite Pop Duo or Group and Artist of the Year. 

Tonight's performance marked the Korean superstar's official return to the AMAs stage. Last year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the group closed out the show with a double performance of "Dynamite" and "Life Goes On" from Korea.

In 2017, BTS marked their American Music Awards debut with a performance of "DNA."

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