MOMOLAND recently presented an award at the 2022 Premios Juventud, an annual award ceremony celebrating Latin music artists.
MOMOLAND was in Puerto Rico for the award show, where they presented an award and were nominated for one too. The girls received a nomination for “Best Girl Power Collab” for their collaboration with Dominican artist Natti Natasha.
The group joined forces with the Latin singer-songwriter earlier this year for the release of their track “Yummy Yummy Love.”
The MOMOLAND members looked gorgeous for their red carpet appearance ahead of the show. Each time they waved at the crowd, their fans could be heard cheering, receiving attention from the reporters there. Nancy shared that their fans had been cheering them on since they landed at the airport.
At the ceremony, the award they were presenting was the “Best Fandom Award.” The award went to the Latin American boy group CNCO.
As the group accepted their award onstage, they made the sudden announcement that they would soon be disbanding after seven years together.
A mixture of boos and encouraging cheers erupted from the crowd as fans digested the sudden news. In what was surely a confusing moment for MOMOLAND, a few of the girl group members were unknowingly clapping in the background. JooE was seen on camera during the group’s announcement.
The girls were on stage without a translator, and the mixed reaction from the crowd could have easily contributed to the confusion.
Luckily, fans reacted with understanding and were already turning the viral moment into a meme.
“CNCO se separa”
there was no translator so she didn’t know what was being said 😭 pic.twitter.com/m80fsxSvRL
— al🛼 (@ohpinkylove) July 22, 2022
CNCO: we are separating
— 🌱ℓiz🌿 (@starlight_byun_) July 22, 2022
HELPPP THAT ONE MOMOLAND MEMBER IN THE BACK JUST CLAPPING BC SHE DIDNT KNOW CNCO WERE ANNOUNCING THEIR DISBANDMENT THAT WAS SO FUNNY #PremiosJuventud
— ًIes saw skz (@simphobic) July 22, 2022
MOMOLAND wasn’t the only K-Pop act to receive a nomination. The song“Sg” by Dj Snake, Ozuna, Megan Thee Stallion & BLACKPINK‘s Lisa was nominated for the category “Collaboration OMG.”