No offense to host Cardi B, but Sunday’s American Music Awards belonged to BTS. Everyone — and I mean everyone — was gushing over the boy band. Both JoJo Siwa and Chlöe Bailey insisted on getting selfies with BTS. Siwa even did it onstage, and honestly, I don’t blame her.
Bailey, who performed her hit “Have Mercy” at the awards, told People on the red carpet that the K-pop band was on the top of her celeb wish list for the night. “I hope to meet BTS tonight, I love them so much,” she said. “They are the most amazing performers and everything they’re doing is incredible. I’m such a fan.” And, just an hour or so later, she shared a selfie of her and BTS on Twitter, writing, “can you see how happy i am.”
Of course, Bailey’s red carpet selfie is only rivaled by Siwa’s, who took hers right after presenting them with the award for Favorite Pop/Duo Group.
And they weren’t alone in their BTS standom. Everyone from the New Kids on the Block to black-ish star Marsai Martin made sure to get some face time with BTS at the 2021 AMAs. Behind the scenes crowd footage on Twitter shows celeb after celeb approaching Jungkook, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, and V during the show to get a photo, including Becky G and Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman, who introduced the group to his daughter.
Really, the AMAs were basically just one big opportunity for celebs to meet BTS. Just one question, guys: When’s my turn?