Juice Wrld Performs “Lucid Dreams” at 2018 MTV Video Music Awards
Chicago rapper Juice Wrld made his MTV Video Music Awards debut to perform his Billboard Hot 100 top five hit "Lucid Dreams" Monday night (Aug. 20). The Goodbye & Good Riddance rhymer hit the Push Artist stage to move through his Nick Mira-produced, chart-climbing track with a band.
More familiar with festival stages as of late, Juice Wrld never let on that this was his debut awards show performance, handling the spotlight with ease. The breakup ode added a somber vibe to the night in comparison to earlier performances from rager Travis Scott and the Queen herself Nicki Minaj, but Juice Wrld held his own staying true to his signature emo rap sound.
"I still see your shadows in my room/Can't take back the love that I gave you/It's to the point where I love and I hate you/But I cannot change you so I must replace you," he sang over the band's rock-inspired beat.
The 19-year-old artist has experienced a stellar year with just four months left to go before 2019 hits. Juice Wrld signed with Interscope Records in March for a reported $3 million and just two months later, delivered his debut album, Goodbye & Good Riddance, featuring "Lucid Dreams," the failed romance anthem "All Girls Are the Same" and the Sidepce-produced "Hurt Me."
While his major label LP centers on lyrics devoted to mental anguish and love gone wrong, his freestyles give a different look at his talents on the mic. From spitting fire bars for over an hour on Tim Westwood's radio show in London to going in over Nas' "The Message," Juice can certainly flex in a freestyle.
Watch Juice Wrld perform "Lucid Dreams" below.
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