With just one week to go until Sunday night's (Aug. 30) 2020 MTV VMAs, the performance roster for the show has gotten a bit slimmer. According to the show's main page, previously announced acts J Balvin and Roddy Ricch will not be on hand for the socially distanced ceremony slated to take place at a variety of as-yet-undisclosed locations around New York.
At press time the list of performers included Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, BTS, Doja Cat, The Weeknd, Maluma, Black Eyed Peas and CNCO. An MTV spokesperson could not be reached for comment at press time, but Ricch revealed the news on his Instagram story on Friday.
"Unfortunately, I won't be performing at this year's VMAs as announced," Ricch wrote, according to EW. "My team and I did everything in our power to make this work, due to COVID compliance issues at the last minute we had to call off the performance. 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 ya'll next year."