Addison Rae addresses big mistake she made presenting the Billboard Music Awards

Daniella Scott
·2 min read
Photo credit: Kevin Winter - Getty Images
Photo credit: Kevin Winter - Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

Addison Rae has responded to fans who spotted a big mistake she made while she was presenting the Billboard Music Awards, saying that it was "a little stressful," and she was "overthinking" the moment.

Speaking on her podcast Mama Knows Best, Rae spoke about the little mishap that took place at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards earlier this month when she presented the award for Billboard Chart Achievement to Harry Styles. While announcing the accolade fans were quick to spot that she never actually opened the envelope containing the Watermelon Sugar singer's name, meaning that she knew who the winner was beforehand.

Addressing the incident on her podcast, Rae said, "It was a little stressful because I had an outfit change, and then once I did that I went on stage and then right before, you have to read off of the thing, you know?" she told listeners. "And there was like, words there, so it like, I guess it made me question what I was already reading from the paper.

"I was just overthinking the lines when I was reading them, and then it just was like throwing me off like I was like, 'oh gosh I don’t even know where I am right now,' and then also there’s like no one in this big theater, so it’s like scary-looking because there’s no one in it but you’re like talking, and you know the camera’s on you and rolling live."

Photo credit: Kevin Winter - Getty Images
Photo credit: Kevin Winter - Getty Images

"Then on the prompter it didn’t say like, 'open envelope'," she continued. "It just said, 'And the award goes to, dot dot dot dot,' and then it says 'announce winner' in like parentheses so I just like announced, like I just said it and I didn’t even think twice about opening the envelope which is obviously the whole point. I just wasn’t thinking about it 'cause I was reading it 'cause I was nervous."

Rae also mentioned the incident in a post on Instagram, in which she shared a picture from the night along with the caption, "after the show last night I learned how to open an envelope..."

Hey, at least she can see the funny side of it...

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