ABC censors are reported to be “freaking out” ahead of risqué performances from Jennifer Lopez and Megan Thee Stallion at the Sunday night’s American Music Awards, according to Page Six.
The publication referenced a source as saying Lopez who’s currently 51-years-old sexy Super Bowl halftime performance with Shakira sparked far above 1,300 complaints to the Federal Communications Commission performed a “steamy” duet at the AMAs with Colombian singer Maluma, featuring their tunes “Pa’ Ti” and “Lonely”, “WAP” rapper Megan Thee Stallion, meanwhile, was booked for a “sultry” set about 30 minutes into the broadcast.
Those who weren’t comfortable with the Lopez and Shakira’s show and then complained and the act to a “porno show” or “strip club act.”
2020’s AMAs, hosted by Taraji P. Henson, is being broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise throughout the country, a spokesperson for Dick Clark Productions described to Rolling Stone the show’s health and safety precautions.
“Anyone entering the AMAs footprint is tested in advance, and testing continues with frequency throughout the wrap of production,” the spokesperson told the publication.
“Everyone inside our footprint, with the exception of artists on stage who are singing or speaking, will be wearing facial coverings and maintain social distancing at all times. When artists are not on stage singing, presenting, or accepting an award, they will be wearing personal protective equipment (PPE). Additionally, we disinfect our set every evening and in between performances during pre-production, rehearsals and in the live show,” the spokesperson added.
The star lineup for the event includes Billie Eilish, Katy Perry, and BTS as well as The Weeknd, who will perform with Kenny G. Meanwhile, “Bachelorette” Tayshia Adams was brought in as a presenter, in addition to Kristin Cavallari, Ciara, Anthony Anderson and Megan Fox.