BET Awards 2013: Mariah Carey Performs with Miguel, Young Jeezy

Diva takes to the stage for “#Beautiful,” is criticized for lip-synching

Last night at the BET Awards 2013, which aired live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, Mariah Carey took to the stage to showcase her latest single, “#Beautiful.” Miguel and Young Jeezy were also on hand for the performance.

You can see it in full below.

Always a diva, Mariah made a grand entrance thanks to a revolving golden stage, which had her framed in lit chandeliers. She exited the same way, meaning she didn’t even have to take a single step, which might have proved difficult given her dress.

While the performance sounded flawless, some voices online are now saying that this only happened because both Mariah and her two male collaborators lip-synched their way through it.

If you watch the video closely, you can see some discrepancies between the audio and what Mariah is mouthing, so I’m inclined to believe the story. Then again, should it matter if she / they did lip-synch?

You tell me in the comments.

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