However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2020, 'MAMA 2020' had to be held online and could not be held overseas as usual. Now there are rumors that Mnet is considering holding 'MAMA 2021' again in Hong Kong, considering that people are now able to get the vaccine.
Even so, the media Ilgan Sports said that many people from the entertainment industry said they were skeptical of the plan, because it was still not clear who would be responsible if anyone caught COVID-19 because of the event.
In response to these rumors, Mnet's side commented to Sports Donga, "The location of the '2121 MAMA' event has not yet been determined. We will prioritize the health of our artist and staff when deciding on a location.”
From 2012 to 2015, the 'MAMA' event was always held in Hong Kong. Then in 2017 and 2018 'MAMA' was held in three countries including Hong Kong. Meanwhile, '2019 MAMA' could not be held in Hong Kong because at that time there was a massive demonstration. (www.onkpop.com)