Mariah Carey received some backlash on Sunday night after her performance of “Beautiful” at the BET Awards, as Twitter users claimed she was lip-syncing.
After she took the stage, Twitter lit up with accusations that the veteran singer and former American Idol judge, who was also accused of lip-syncing on the finale, faked it.
Some reactions have been:
My favorite part of Mariah Carey's performance was when it was over…learn how to lip sync before you do it. Love me some RIP #BETAwards
— Kevin Pulido (@SuperStarKev) July 1, 2013
— Melissa Hack (@melski1999) July 1, 2013
Mariah Carey better summon the lip sync gods #BETawards
— 🙂 (@keithington) July 1, 2013
However, ahead of the show, Carey’s husband Nick Cannon praised his wife to E! News, saying what you see is what you get.
“My wife is a perfectionist and clearly because she’s done it right all her life. So she actually puts a lot of work into these performances,” he said. “There’s no management helping make decisions. Everything you see is all her, whether it’s a collaboration when the lights hit, how she enters, she’s doing all of that.”
After her lip-syncing controversy in May, her reps said “She ABSOLUTELY DID NOT lip-sync. She performed LIVE in front of several thousands of people!!!! (and did it 3 times!!).”
No word from her camp about the newest round of rumors.
Watch the performance below: