BET Awards: Mariah Carey's '#Beautiful' Performance Fuels Lip-Sync Speculation
Mariah Carey sang "#Beautiful," beautifully on the BET Awards Sunday. Or did she?
Conflict is a-brewin' about whether the former "American Idol" judge actually sang her new hit or just moved her mouth to the words … again.
Carey is no stranger to lip-syncing controversy. Earlier this year, on the "Idol" finale, Carey was accused of not singing a medley of greatest hits live, which the singer's reps vehemently denied at the time. As of this writing, the reps had not returned a request for comment on her BET performance for TheWrap.
This time around, flawless notes and perhaps un-flawless mouth movement is what appears to be fueling the media (and social media) speculation of Sunday night's awards show set.
Here are some reactions on Twitter:
Mariah Carey Accused Of Lip Syncing At 'Idol' Finale. Who gives a damn? That's like finding out the Muppets didn't sing their own songs— Ororo Munroe (@Storminika) May 20, 2013
Again. You don't dance Mariah Carey there is no reason you're out of breath. no need for lip syncing.— East African Girl (@courtcobainn) July 1, 2013
UPDATE: Viacom has blocked the video, citing copyright issues.