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Jeremih

I Didn't Lip Sync ...

I Just Sang Over My Own Voice

3/17/2012 3:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Singer Jeremih is adamant ... he did NOT lip sync at a spring break concert Wednesday night -- when he was pelted with drinks -- telling TMZ, he just sang loudly over a recording of his own voice.

According to Jeremih, the situation wasn't ideal regardless -- because the promoters didn't adequately prepare the stage or provide the right equipment for J to perform.

Jeremih tells us, he was late on stage because the crew wasn't ready for him to perform -- but the crowd was chanting his name anyway ... so he decided to make do with what he could.

Big mistake -- because Jeremih says the equipment backfired ... playing his vocal track much louder than he wanted ... making it look like he was trying to lip sync, when he wasn't.

As for the bottle attack -- Jeremih says a girl threw her underwear at him and the girl's boyfriend got jealous, hurling a bottle at Jeremih in retaliation. Jeremih walked off soon after (below).



Jeremih called the whole thing "a horrible experience" -- and adds, "I would never lip sync period. I am way too talented to do that. I am not the type of artist that has no voice."

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16.

oyin    

#EPIC FAIL TMZ! That isn't Jeremih smh...Tinie Tempah and Jeremih don't look that alike

953 days ago
17.

Flying Blind    

What's it matter which picture they put up. Seen one rapper, you've seen them all black or white.

953 days ago
18.

Archietee    

Hi TMZ

You got Tinie Tempah's picture on this article...Is that a mistake?

953 days ago
19.

ebonee    

just u know the miage u have is not jermiha thats tiny tempa

953 days ago
20.

murdock    

that is not jeremih in that picture. that is tinie tempah. fail tmz

953 days ago
21.

Mwelwa Manda    

So why did TMZ put up a photo of Tiniest Tempah?

953 days ago
22.

Maxine    

Erm...cool pic bro but that's Tinie Tempah...DUH!

953 days ago
23.

Meanie    

This SH&T is NOT singing. It's rap crap. Rap is NOT singing, never was singing, never shall be singing. Who gives a sh&t if he was lip syncing, the idiot can't sing anyway. To have to lip sync rap... now THAT takes it to a new low. LOL

953 days ago
24.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

Sad thing is most people aren't musicians or singers or have never even been on a stage and I can tell you as a lifetime rock and roll studio guitar player here in Chicago who has many times, it's hard to dance around and sing on key while standing up for hours, and frankly I don't see a problem with em 'Karoaking' over their own songs, depending on the venue or cir***stances, as the guy said. They want it to sound like it does out of the auditorium, so I can feel for the guy. Most of these people can do what they're there to do, it's a show for cripessakes. At least he ain't rapping. A CORPSE can do that....Now, Milli Vanilli type lip synching, that's a whole different thing, and frankly what gave the practice it's bad reputation, when it's been done by even the greats time and time again, it's just some are better at it than others and he's a rookie ;)

953 days ago
25.

duh    

That is Tinie Tempah. Ever heard of Google?

953 days ago
26.

ninalal    

That is a picture of British rapper Tinie Tempah not Jeremiah! Major fail TMZ.

952 days ago
27.

yiddo    

FAIL... that tinie tempah tmz you stupid

952 days ago
28.

cesar    

Thats not JEREMIH in the photo! That is TINIE TEMPHA. still a funny story

952 days ago
29.

Mimzy    

Umm yeah that's not Jeremih....that's Tinie Tempah... >_>

952 days ago
30.

SJK    

that's tinie tempah...duhh :/

952 days ago
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