While performing in Manchester over the weekend during his MCHG tour, Jay Z forgot the lyrics to “No Church In The Wild,” which resulted in him taking three awkward pauses mid-verse.
In the clip (above) it’s obvious that Hov struggled on stage as he tried to remember his lyrics and although this may have been a tad bit embarrassing for him, you know being a pro in the game and all, can we really blame him? The hip-hop mogul has countless hit songs, multi-million dollar businesses, an insanely famous wife and a 20-month-old toddler, we’re surprised he even remembered to show up.
Jay isn’t the only artist to forget his lyrics on stage, though. Over the years, Toni Braxton fumbled the words to her smash hit “Unbreak My Heart” as did country singer Sheryl Crow when she performed “Soak Up The Sun” during a Florida show.
Hey, it happens and we find it hilarious, which is why we added more epic fail performances from some of your favorite musicians.
Peep them below:
Miley Cyrus has come a long way since her Disney days. While performing on the UK’s Ant and Dec’s variety television show back in ’09, Miley failed to remember her “Fly On The Wall” lyrics and quickly mumbled through the words.
Watch it below, beginning at the 0:18 mark.
Oh Adele, you may have screwed up the lyrics to “Chasing Pavements” at your Boston show, but we still think you’re dope as hell for laughing out loud about it.
Black Eyed Peas’ frontman will.i.am doesn’t even try to play off the fact that he forgot his lyrics. While performing on a French television show, he pulls out his cell phone and begins reciting the lyrics word for word.
Justin Bieber will continue to be a “Heartbreaker,” even if he forgets the lyrics to one of the biggest holiday songs ever. The Biebs draws a blank on stage while performing “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” on The Today Show.
Peep it down below at the 1:05 mark.
LOL! Pink “gives up” when she can’t remember the words to “I Don’t Believe You” and begins to hum her way through at a show in Ireland starting at the 0:46 mark.