Ice Spice accused of ‘lip syncing’ during Hot 97 Summer Jam performance

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Ice Spice accused of ‘lip syncing’ during Hot 97 Summer Jam performance

Ice Spice has come under fire for what some fans are calling a “lip-synch.”

The incident allegedly happened on Sunday (June 4), when the “Munch” rapper took to the stage to perform her super-smash breakthrough song. An eagle-eyed fan took to Twitter to note that the Queens native sounded just a little too pitch perfect for a live performance.

“So my boy sends me a clip of Ice Spice performing at Hot 97 Summer Jam,” he wrote. “I see her & her mouth moving but only heard her record. My one question is where is the performance at??? Much love and respect to her come up and the X but am I lying??? or bugging???”

Ice Spice also brought out Lil Tjay, Flo Milli, and Kali during her set, where she was also presented with a gold plaque for “Munch.” Check it out below.

Hot 97’s Summer Jam has been the talk of the Hip Hop intelligentsia since its inception, and this year is no different. Ice Spice was the hot topic of the night for her alleged lip-synching, but she was also the subject of gossip when Cardi B allegedly dissed her during her well-received set.

But despite the rumors, the “Bodak Yellow” rapper made it clear that she was doing no such thing, and fans that were suggesting otherwise were being messy for no reason.

The rumors started after Bardi transitioned into “Tomorrow 2” by playing the Annie song “Tomorrow” and projecting images of orphan Annie twerking onto the giant onstage screen.

Some fans noted the striking resemblance between the ginger curly-haired character and rising rap star, and believed Cardi was throwing shade at her fellow Bronx native.

“Cardi b putting a caricature of ice spice on her set in the same outfit she wore on a ig story when she was rapping tomorrow 2 and singing annie before transitioning into tomorrow 2… shading a girl that showed nothing but love to you,” one person tweeted.

Another wrote: “Cardi b shading ice spice for absolutely no reason smfh…. She knows ice spice is about to take her spot. the insecurities jumped out.”

One fan even claimed that Cardi’s apparent dig at Ice Spice stemmed from her recent “Princess Diana” collaboration with Nicki Minaj, who has been embroiled in a cold war of sorts in recent years.

“cardi shading ice spice unprovoked after she worked with nicki y’all see the pattern???” they wrote.

Following her Summer Jam set, Cardi jumped on Instagram Live to shut down the speculation, and while she didn’t mention Ice Spice by name, she dismissed any chatter surrounding her performance as fans being “messy.”

“For y’all muthafuckas that’s on Twitter tryna be messy, please, cut the bullshit,” she said. “I don’t — that’s not me, like come on now. First of all, y’all been wanting me to be messy all things. Y’all wanted me to be messy on the song, y’all wanted me to — nah, come on now.”

She added: “Cut the bullshit, please. Get the mop. Y’all being too messy and y’all being annoying.”