Alt Press reports that “people are confused” after a rap group called MIGOS won the Favorite Duo or Group Award in the pop/rock category at this year’s American Music Awards (AMAs).
“We did not know we was winning this at all,” the band said during the acceptance speech
Rock journalist and host Eddie Trunk wrote:
“So sick and tired of rock music being treated so cluelessly and disrespectfully by every mainstream awards show. It’s sickening, disgusting and offensive. AMAs took it to new lows last night. AMAs = American Pop & Hip Hop Awards. Fucking joke…”
MIGOS took the award by defeating the likes of Imagine Dragons and Maroon 5. You can check out some of the fan reactions below.
So sick and tired of rock music being treated so cluelessly and disrespectfully by EVERY mainstream awards show. It’s sickening, disgusting and offensive. @AMAs took it to new lows last night #AMAs = American Pop & Hip Hop Awards . Fucking joke .. https://t.co/nJTzrrDcuc
— Eddie Trunk (@EddieTrunk) October 10, 2018
Evidently the #AMAs had their award categories all mixed up xxxtentacion best R&B and Migos best Pop/rock duo???
— Eddie Cane (@The_Real_Oliseh) October 10, 2018
— A (@ashmndz) October 10, 2018
Really my biggest fucking issue with the @AMAs is the fact that they didn’t do their research to add enough rock bands in the mix for it to have its own category. Migos winning a Pop/Rock award ?!!!!!!!???!!! Why are pop/rock together??????
— M ??? (@iluvny3000) October 10, 2018
please explain to me how migos won "FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP — POP/ROCK" ???? since when are they pop/rock? i love me some migos but that win confused me. #AMAs
— S A F I Y A | A Y A N A? (@facebyfiya) October 10, 2018
Me trying to figure out how they qualify as a pop/rock duo or group pic.twitter.com/4NWeTkrMw2
— Kora Darden ? (@mshamline21) October 10, 2018
How did Migos win Pop/Rock Duo category?? I'm confusion
— marissa (@badgalrisss) October 10, 2018
Am I missing something here? God's Plan nominated for best pop/rock song and Migos wins best pop/rock group. Huh? #AMAs
— David Skukalek (@DJskukalek) October 10, 2018
So robbed. They're not a pop or rock group. Maroon 5 and Imagine dragons deserved better
— woman like dan • ESCUCHÉ REÍR A CAMILA (@xjustinmybabyx) October 10, 2018
How does Migos win Best pop/rock band? What instruments do they play? #AMAs Sucks! Talent Lost this Year?
— Kat (@marsnmonroe) October 10, 2018