Did Lil Nas X Lip-Sync His Way Through His VMAs Performance?

Here’s how the internet reacted to his performance

August 27, 2019

Each year, the MTV VMAs is one of the biggest music spectacles to hit the award show scene each year with performances by music’s top artists.

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It’s no surprise that Lil Nas X was asked to perform after spending 19 weeks at number 1 with his hit song, “Old Town Road”. In fact, I love the fact that his time on stage started with a joke that by the year 2079 they’ll be on the 3,162nd remix to his song!

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Happy to see that he chose to perform his next single, “Panini”, instead of the previously viral song. Though, it wasn’t long into his performance that I had to ask myself, “is he lip-syncing?” Off to Twitter I went to find the answer and it would appear I wasn’t the only one wondering this!

This was probably the biggest live performance he’s ever done and he did a great job with putting together a visually appealing performance. No, he’s not the only person to get caught lip-syncing in front of such a large audience and he is new to performing his music. With this in mind, some were willing to cut him some slack.

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