K-Pop idols frequently get into controversy when the public doubts their live singing. Although it is reasonable for a pre-recorded version to be played during live performances, especially one with hard choreography, many still see lip-syncing as taboo. This has led to multiple artists inevitably having to prove that their microphones were indeed on.
NCT Dream recently took the stage at K-CON LA 2022, and they totally slayed.
💙KCON 2022 LA💚
A present for NCTzen! 🎁 Real Time Fan Cam video spoiler from NCT DREAM’s @NCTsmtown_DREAM fun BEATBOX performance on DAY 2 at KCON 2022 LA! 🎉#KCON #KCONUSA #KCON2022LA #NCTDREAM #엔시티드림 pic.twitter.com/RkZPwKHS0x
— KCONUSA (@kconusa) August 22, 2022
Seems like they slayed a little too hard, for accusations of lip-syncing began to pour in. As the audience was left wondering if the boys had sang live or not, and haters geared up their Tweets, Chenle quickly put a stop to all rumors. He took to Dear. U Bubble to explain that their microphones were indeed on. But it was his following sentence that cemented his classy yet savage status.
I heard someone say our mics weren’t on thank you for the compliment hahaha the mics were all on okay hahaha.
He managed to turn the situation around and accept the accusations as a compliment instead. And rightfully so! Chenle totally slayed that night with his vocals and high notes. His mic was definitely on.
— ً (@323jaemin) August 22, 2022