(AllHipHop News) Nicki Minaj is caught in another lip syncing controversy. The YMCMB member is being accused of mouthing her performance at the iHeartRadio Festival. According to In Touch Weekly, the audience became aware that Nicki was not performing live.
“She was clearly lip singing during her performance,” an eyewitness relayed to the publication. “Her mic was held very far from her, and her mouth did not match the words. Everyone noticed.”
Nicki also felt the sting from public criticism in 2010 when observers felt she was miming at the BET Awards. Minaj denied she was lip syncing during that show, stating it was issues with the sound system that made it appear like she was not rapping her lyrics.
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Examiner.com is also reporting the iHeartRadio crowd began booing the “Anaconda” rapper after she asked the audience what they thought about her infamous butt.
All of the reactions to Nicki’s performance were not negative. Billboard‘s recap of the femcee’s set reads as follows:
After slaying “Super Bass” and fan favorite “Beez In The Trap,” Nicki Minaj runs into technical difficulties during her ferocious verse on Beyonce’s “Flawless” remix. “iHeartRadio, do we have a problem?” Minaj says, before quickly clarifying, “no, I don’t mean you, I mean [the sound guys] in the back.” Seizing an opportunity to turn an audio gaffe into a triumph, Minaj decides to rock the rest of her “Flawless” verse a capella (surprise! It kills.)
Nicki addressed the “audio gaffe” on her Instagram page writing:
#Video #flawless by the way, that wasn’t part of the show. Lol. The music really cut off so I just decided to go a cappella #iHeartRadio #Vegas
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Watch Nicki Minaj’s full performance of “Flawless (Remix)” from the iHeartRadio Festival below. Do you think she was lip syncing? Share your thoughts in the comment section.