Kid Rock’s lip synching comments probably didn’t go over as well as he thought it could during Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards. True to his spirit, the “Rebel Soul” artist dissed more than a few performers with his comment.
Having the rebel rocker step up to the stage immediately after Chris Brown and Selena Gomez’s performances may have been bad planning on the part of Billboard organizers.
In true form, Kid Rock immediately commented, “Let’s give it up for people lip-syncing under pre-recorded music!” That comment certainly got a cheer from the audience, though it probably also garnered hate looks from Gomez and Brown.
The comment certainly made the rounds on social media, as Twitter and Facebook questioned if Kid Rock’s lip syncing comments were aimed specifically at Chris Brown or Selena Gomez? Or were they just a dig at the entire music awards show, which is admittedly different from the first few years.
After the comment, the Kid went on to present the honor to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for “Thrift Shop.” But whatever the rebel rocker meant by the comment, it’s safe to say he has less of a love for rap and pop, and more of a love for southern rock and true country.
Just a couple of weeks ago, Kid Rock spent sometime with a host of country legends at George Jones’ funeral. The singer even performed a very mellow, acoustic original song at the memorial. Given the circumstances, and Kid Rock’s background, it’s not hard to see why he would make such a comment in the face of new music.
Kid Rock following up Selena Gomez and Chris Brown at Billboard Music Awards vine.co/v/b9qzZHDOX2u
— Spike (@loudspike) May 20, 2013
But beyond probably pissing off Selena Gomez and Chris Brown, Kid Rock’s lip syncing comment gained him a few new appreciative fans, one of which commented on Twitter, “Kid Rock may have just become my favorite artist for speaking da truth…#lipsyncingsucks.”
What do you think of Kid Rock’s lip syncing comments? Should performers at the Billboard Music Awards do their shows live, or is it okay for them to lip sync to pre-recorded tracks?
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