Post Malone Called Out For Lip Syncing On 'Billboard' Music Awards

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Post Malone is being called out for lip syncing a performance on Wednesday night’s Billboard Music Awards, where he was the big winner.

The pre-taped performance featured the rap star doing his hit “Circles” before being joined by Tyla Yaweh for their single “Tommy Lee” from a “secret location” (aka the P.W. Gillibrand Co. Silver Sand quarry in Simi Valley, California).

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British music website NME noted “both artists lip-synching out of time” and Consequence of Sound said the performance “was clearly lip-synched — and not terribly well.”

In its own coverage, Billboard diplomatically noted “the pair’s audio wasn’t perfectly synched up with the clip.”

It’s certainly no secret that Malone, whose tracks are heavy on auto-tune, often lip syncs in his live performances.

A Toronto Star review of his concert last year in the city noted “his lip-sync game was often loose enough that you wondered why he’d even bothered putting the microphone to his lips in the first place, since its placement clearly made no difference to the heavily processed vocals emanating from the PA.”

The Phoenix New Times was even bolder in its review of a 2019 show. “Here's the thing about seeing Post Malone live: You can perfectly replicate the experience at home by dimming all the lights, putting on a playlist of his songs, cranking the volume to max, and maybe switch on a smoke machine if you feel extra fancy. Like Post, you can sing over the songs or just shut up and let the prerecorded voice do all the work.”

Of course, nowhere was the criticism about Malone’s lip syncing on the Billboard Music Awards louder than on Twitter. Here’s a sample of the reactions:

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