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Eminem

I Was NOT Lip-Syncing, But ...

11/4/2013 12:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Eminem is claiming he didn't pull an Ashlee Simpson on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend ... TMZ has learned.

A rep for the rapper tells us Em was not lip-syncing during his performance of "Berzerk" ... but does admit he was using a vocal track underneath his live vocals.

Translation: live mic+vocal track = vocal help. Yes, technically ...it's not lip-syncing, but it's pretty damn close.

The rep adds, "He just likes this sound and if you listen to his albums they are done the same way."

Guilty conscience?

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1.

CoconutScrimp    

Whigger.

332 days ago
2.

Tony H.    

Why would you need to lip synch a rap track? It's not like you're going to go off-key. I noticed the vocals were weird while watching (although there was a sung part, maybe that was the backing track).

332 days ago
3.

Tazz    

Everyone has tracks down that they go over. Nothing new and hardly news.

332 days ago
4.

karen    

Due to some screw up, we didn't see his first performance in many West Coast cities, but they did treat us to "Weekend Update" twice. Eff you, NBC!

332 days ago
5.

BW    

Does anybody even care?

332 days ago
6.

I+    

Eminem has more than proven he has talent!!! Talk about a crap article

332 days ago
7.

Tony H.    

He was good no doubt one of the better performances in a while--the second song not so great but the first one definitely rocked

332 days ago
8.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Mariah did him with a strap-on #fact

332 days ago
9.

Yes    

Byawncee, JLO, Madonna, Britney Spears, and the rest of them do the same. Stop buying albums of the talentless and the problem is solved.

332 days ago
10.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

You Feminine fans are so butthurt over any criticism, you're worse than fake azz Beyince fans & her sh*tty lipsyncing

332 days ago
11.

Blah    

The whole thing was out of sync and his mouth was closed a lot of the times he was rapping, I have been a fan for years and this is the first time I have seen something like this out of him. It was not good.

332 days ago
12.

Brien    

Who cares, Eminem isn't even relevant.

332 days ago
13.

lanie    

He's been lip syncing his rap songs for awhile. I am surprised people are just now noticing. I don't know what happened to him - to be honest. He used to be pretty fierce.. now he's just a mess. Maybe too much success and money at an age when he wasn't mature enough to handle it.

332 days ago
14.

John    

Eminem is great. I thank him for keeping the English language alive, and ignoring all the PC control. This gay focus is the tragedy of the O years.

332 days ago
15.

Truth    

why would a rapper need to lip? Besides, isn't the whole wonder of this garbage song about how he flows and his speed on the track?

No one else can get away with lipping...and they are usually singers. This fool can't deliver his lines that HE wrote?

332 days ago
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