Jamaican Artist Khago Calls Out Lip-Syncing Trend at Chris Brown Concert, Questions Support for Local Talent

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Comparing Chris Brown’s recent performance to the infamous lip-syncing scandal of the disgraced French/German pop duo Milli Vanilli, Dancehall artist Khago has criticized Jamaicans for cheering Brown while sidelining local artists. You may also read Explosive Clash! Neymar’s $100M Mansion & Football’s Shocking Transfers.

Khago, speaking from his home studio in Manchester on Tuesday, pointed out that American artists like Chris Brown and Sean Kingston were not singing live but rather lip-syncing during their performance at the Under The Influence concert at the National Stadium on Sunday night.

“I saw some Jamaican artists walk out of Chris Brown’s show, and the audience didn’t give them much attention. Are you treating your own people this way?” Khago questioned.

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“But a foreigner can walk out, looking out of shape and unable to sing his own songs! Coward! Sean Kingston came out and sang his songs, same with Chris Brown. Why do Jamaican artists have to work so hard? You don’t want to pay them to perform, but you pay other foreign artists $2 million and $3 million to come lip-sync… they’re not even performing. They are just lip-syncing like Milli Vanilli,” he declared.

Khago expressed disbelief that Jamaicans found lip-syncing acceptable from international acts and questioned why they were willing to pay significant sums to watch Brown mime the words to his songs throughout the evening.

“Why are you paying $50,000 or $60,000 for them to lip-sync? Then it would have been better to pay Boom Boom and Harry Hype to play Chris Brown’s songs because he isn’t singing. His songs are playing in the background, and you’re paying $50,000 or $60,000, but you don’t want to pay that to see Bounty and Beenie. You don’t want to pay that to see Luciano and Beres Hammond. You say it’s too expensive!” Khago rebuked.

Discussing the Jamaican artists who performed at the event, Khago noted that St. Ann artist Kraff was largely ignored by the audience, even though he delivered an actual performance using his own vocals and appeared to give his best effort.

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Meanwhile, fresh off his electrifying performance at the National Stadium in Kingston, Chris Brown was spotted shooting a music video in the West Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens. While the specific song for the video shoot was not confirmed at the time of publication, Jamaican-American singer Sean Kingston and St. Kitts-based deejay Byron Messia were also part of the video shoot.

Messia and Kingston had also performed at the Under The Influence concert, where Chris Brown delivered a well-received two-hour set in front of an estimated 45,000 fans. The event was part of BZR Weekend—the Jamaican edition— organized by Solid Agency, Burke Bodley, VEW Live, LLC + PLXYBOY, and Jay Upscale.

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