10 Rappers Who Forgot Their Lyrics During Performances
Rich Homie Quan was thrown into scorching hip-hop fire earlier this week when he forgot the lyrics to a Junior M.A.F.I.A. song during a live performance. The ATL rapper was tapped to perform "Get Money" with Lil' Kim at the 2016 VH1 Hip Hop Honors in New York and when it was his turn to rap Notorious B.I.G.'s verse, Quan butchered the lyrics. The southern rhymer then proceeded to bounce around stage while Kim covered for him. Overall, it was pretty bad. While Kim and Faith Evans came to his defense over the flub, rappers like Joey Bada$$, The Game and Problem and the self-proclaimed "King of Brooklyn" Maino still ragged him publicly about such a huge mess up. The "Type of Way" rapper made a public apology on his Instagram, but even that didn't stop the ridicule.
But although viewers, fans and especially haters got a good laugh out of Rich Homie's faux pas and dragged him online, you have to admit it could happen to anyone — and it has. Some of the biggest names in rap, from Kanye West and Jay Z to 2 Chainz and Drizzy Drake, have all gone blank while performing onstage. And what's worse is that it's happened when these rappers were performing their own songs.
Maybe RHQ will see this list and feel a little better knowing he's in good company. Bottom line, everybody makes mistakes. And unfortunately for these rappers, there's video evidence to prove it. Check out some of your favorite rappers forgetting lyrics onstage and in the booth.
Rich Homie was the laughing stock of the Internet for forgetting the lyrics to "Get Money" onstage.
Although he was hype, Kanye slipped up on the lyrics of "Father Stretch My Hands Pt 1."
Mac Miller couldn't catch his flow on "Suplexes Inside of Complexes & Duplexes" so he tried to freestyle with Jay Elec. That didn't work either.
Jay stopped mid-song during "No Church in the Wild." Awkward
Tity Boi got distracted by the booty. Understandable.
Drizzy might have been too cold when he forgot his lyrics to "The Motto"
Black Eyed Peas' frontman will.i.am resorted to reading lyrics off a cell phone in this performance.
Although it's a classic now, Kanye forgot the words to "Good Life" when he was previewing it at SXSW back in 2009.
Though 50 Cent played it off well, he clearly forgot the whole first verse of his song "Amusement Park."
Weezy F was "performing" for MTV's behind-the-scenes cameras when he forgot his lyrics in the booth to "Banned From TV."
The Cudder forgot his own lyrics to the song "Alive" when he came back out for an encore at a 2009 show.
"I forgot my own words! I really smoke a lot of weed."