Lip-syncing rumors continue to dog Britney Spears.
After a rash of reports circulated that Brit wasn't singing live when she kicked off her Las Vegas residency late last year, a new video has gone viral.
The clip shows a Britney Spears wardrobe malfunction of the technical sort, as her mic pack flew off of her waistband, pulling her earpiece away from her mouth.
Of course, her vocals didn't change AT ALL. Watch:
Commenters on Instagram were quick to call her out.
“#Lipsyncforyourlife” @andres_santana_ wrote.
Another commented, “Playback or nothing!”
Britney Spears lip syncing accounts are not new, or surprising, but before “Piece of Me” residency began, her reps were insisting she would be singing live.
“Britney Spears will be singing live during her show (and) she will not be ‘lip-synching,’” her rep said, while Spears’ manager Larry Rudolph was quoted as saying:
“There might be some numbers where she’s full out dancing with a (vocal) track underneath her, but there won’t be any lip-syncing across the board on anything.”
So much for that.
Last fall, reports also surfaced that Spears leaned heavily on backing vocals from Myah Marie for her song, “Perfume,” though her rep shot down that gossip.
Still, the more this keeps happening, does it make you less likely to take Britney seriously as an artist? Or is the Vegas show proof positive that it matters not?
Do you think Spears is lip-syncing on stage, and do you care? What's your favorite weird a$$ Britney live moment (below)? Let us know in the comments!
1. Britney Spears Wardrobe Malfunction
Britney Spears suffers a wardrobe malfunction in Las Vegas during her "Piece of Me" show. Check this out!
2. Britney Spears - Gimme More (Live)
An absolutely unforgettable Britney Spears live performance of "Gimme More" from 2007.
3. My Pu$$y is Hanging Out
Britney Spears leaving the stage for another wardbrobe change and not realizing mic. Listen around the 30-second mark.
4. Britney Spears Isolated Vocal Track
Britney Spears singing live in a vintage video making the rounds again this week. We have heard better.
5. Britney Spears Lip-Sync Video
Another classic Britney Spears lip sync video. Watch that headset come loose, and yet nothing changes.
6. Britney Lipsyncs (Again)
Britney Spears lip-syncing is not what you'd call a rare event. Here's another example from 2014.
7. Britney Spears-Pauly D Lap Dance
Britney Spears gyrates on top of Pauly D. Lap dance style. In concert. Wow.
8. Britney Spears, David Lucado on Stage
Britney Spears makes David Lucado her b-tch during her Las Vegas show.
9. Britney Spears - Toxic (Piece of Me Opening Night)
Britney Spears performs "Toxic" on the opening night of her Piece of Me Las Vegas residency.
10. Britney Spears - Circus (Piece of Me Opening Night)
Britney Spears performs "Circus" in her Piece of Me show opening night in Vegas.
11. Britney Spears - Work Bitch (Piece of Me Opening Night)
Britney Spears performs "Work Bitch" in her Piece of Me show opening night in Vegas.
12. Britney Spears, Psy on Ellen
Korean pop star and YouTube sensation Psy gave Britney Spears a surprise visit on Ellen, and taught her his famous horse dance.
13. Britney Spears' Family on Stage
Britney Spears is joined by her family on stage as she wraps up her Femme Fatale tour. Pretty cute.
14. Rihanna Ft. Britney Spears - S&M (Live)
Britney Spears and Rihanna steal the show at the Billboard Music Awards. Why? Watch the video here and see.
15. Britney Spears - Till The World Ends (Live in Vegas)
Britney Spears rocks the house in Vegas. Here's her doing "Till The World Ends" in a surprise, sort of impromptu concert.
16. Merry Christmas, Y'all (in March)!
Britney Spears' concerts never go by without incident. In this one, she proclaimed Merry Christmas to the crowd for reasons unknown.