The K-pop band, which consists of members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook, performed their hit ‘Butter’ during the ceremony, and were also nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
As we now know, Doja Cat and SZA scooped up the award for ‘Kiss Me More’, winning over BTS, Coldplay (‘Higher Power’), Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco (‘Lonely’), and Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga (‘I Get a Kick Out of You’).
Fans have been calling out the snub, not because they don’t respect Doja Cat’s win, but because they think BTS are being used for views thanks to their huge fanbase.
As one fan put it, “Not even mad that Doja won because she’s incredibly talented, I’m mad at how the Grammys continues to use BTS and their army for views.”
Someone else added, “BTS gave the Grammys a very good show and BTS brought the viewers to them and then again they didn’t give the award to BTS? Everyone knows that they deserved the award they were nominated for. I’m very disappointed in you, Grammys.”
A third said, “So happy for Doja because she’s insanely talented and deserved a Grammy but I’m disappointed/sad in the way the Grammys use BTS for views and to hype up the show.”
In 2021, BTS were also nominated in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, but lost out. It will happen one year, guys!