Blackpink is a korean girl group who has everyone's hearts with their beauty and not to mention amazing albums and vocals. They recently made history at the 2022 MTV VMAs. The group took home the award for “Best Metaverse Performance,” and Lisa took home the award for “Best K-Pop.”
The group's live performance of their pre-single “Pink Venom” was trending on social media for their mesmerizing vocals.
However, that Stateside media outlet Variety wasn’t as impressed as the whole world basically.
On August 28, an article from the magazine listed the best and worst moments of the award show. Among the worst moments, the article alleged BLACKPINK of lip-syncing and deemed it as one of the worst moments of the night.
They wrote, "The most conspicuous blunder was the obvious lip-syncing. Among the repeat offenders are artists like Blackpink, Anitta, and Flo Milli — who devoted attention to their killer dance routines but left little room for the actual singing."
The article has since gone viral in Korea, and has many netizens defending the group.
Here are some of the comments.
“They did sing live. WTF, lol.”, “Anybody can tell it was sung live, LOL. They (Variety) praised everybody but them.” and “Billboard said it was the second best stage after Nicki Minaj.” Someone even said this, “How can they say it was lip-syncing when you could hear the smoke machine and their outfit brushing up on the mic? A lot of people perform over an AR track, and the fact their vocals still stand out shows how great they are.”
Some of the comments showed off how pissed the variety magazines's accusation made them, “What did they stick up their ears to think that wasn’t live?”, “Variety and the New York Post are famous for hating on K-Pop. The New York Post also gave bad reviews to BTS’s performances. It isn’t about BLACKPINK. They just don’t like K-Pop, period. It doesn’t matter as Billboard ranked their performance second.”
Do you think Blackpink lip-synced? Watch the performance and tell us your views!