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11 Awkward Moments From The 2022 AMAs

Yikes, the Kelly Rowland moment.

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The year's American Music Awards were definitely one for the books — but not without a few awkward moments. Here are some of the best:

1. For starters, there were a lot of no-show nominees and winners, including Harry Styles, Beyoncé, Lizzo, and Nicki Minaj:

.@AMAs #FavoritePopSong goes to @Harry_Styles!! 👏 #AMAs "I'm gonna accept this on behalf of Harry and pop bottles on behalf of Harry." - @kimpetras


2. Kelly Rowland called out people who were mad that Chris Brown won an AMA:

Kelly Rowland said you ain't gonna cut me off Chris Brown needs his flowers

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3. Pink's mic went out for a few seconds during her opening performance of "Never Gonna Not Dance Again":

Pink in the aisle in the audience

4. Kim Petras and Taylor Swift met, which was amazing, but Taylor doesn't know that Kim shaded her recently:

“I’ve done a lot of butt popping” - Taylor Swift, November 2022

Twitter: @swieder13

This isn't the first time Taylor has been super nice to people who have dissed her!!! Kim liked a tweet about how Lana Del Rey's Norman Fucking Rockwell is better than Taylor's Folklore.

5. This interviewer put Anitta on the spot to sing a Mariah Carey song on the red carpet:

Anitta sings Mariah Carey's "Always Be My Baby" on the carpet at #AMAs.

Twitter: @Variety

6. Machine Gun Kelly called out people who doubted him as a "rock artist":

After winning the #AMA for favorite rock artist, Machine Gun Kelly confesses that his suit is "really uncomfortable to pee in" and calls out people in the rock community who "called [him] a tourist": "They're wrong. I'm a rocket man."

Twitter: @Variety

7. Charlie Puth was asked about Lionel Richie and brought up how he lost his virginity to a song by the Weeknd???

Charlie Puth jokes about losing his virginity to The Weeknd's "Wicked Games" at #AMAs.

Twitter: @Variety

8. Someone creepily approached Sabrina Carpenter and Taylor and told them to say hi while they were sitting:

🎥| @TaylorSwift13 with Sabrina Carpenter and Gayle at the AMAs

Twitter: @TheSwiftSociety

9. People pointed out how Anitta lip-synched again:

📊ITunes US 🇺🇲 (Latin Songs) #6. Envolver by @Anitta (+1) (PEAK: #2)


10. And it appeared Lil Baby did, too:

ABC / Via Twitter: @briel_menezes

11. And lastly, there was an awkward moment at the end of the show where Stevie Wonder, Charlie Puth, and host Wayne Brady weren't sure if they were going to sing or just let the credits roll:

Stevie and Charlie at their pianos and Wayne standing between them with the caption, "We can't do it"

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