2016-11-08 10:34
Jennifer Lopez. (AP)

Cape Town – The ANN7 SATY awards have been postponed to 2017, which means that there will be no performances from music superstars Jennifer Lopez (JLo) and Robin Thicke.

Here’s the official statement, from the news channel, regarding the postponement: 

"The postponement is due to unforeseen regulatory circumstances that have materially impacted on logistics for the event. Regretfully this has left us with no choice but to seek a new date in the near future. We look forward to confirming a rescheduled date," said ANN7, noting that "a new date will be announced in due course".

It's unclear what "unforeseen regulatory circumstances" could lead to a TV awards show being scuppered, especially the ANN7 awards that's taken place and been broadcast on the channel twice before.

ICYMI: last year Christina Aguilera was due to perform at the awards showcase but later withdrew due to a scheduling conflict.

Here's what fans have had to say about the postponement on Twitter: