Following a live performance that left many in the audience and others watching outside perplexed, Fivio Foreign has come under widespread fire. The rapper performed at the Brooklyn Nets’ season-opening half-time show on Wednesday night (Oct. 19), although he had various technical issues while doing so.
The 32-year-old went through crowd favorites including his B.I.B.L.E. singles “What’s My Name” and “City of Gods,” but he appeared to struggle to keep up with the music. When compared to his live voice, the taped audio was a little off key. Fivio resumed his performance while surrounded by a group of dancers, but ultimately failed to amuse the audience.
Fivio has also drawn criticism for a history of live performances that have gone wrong, such as his attendance at the listening party for Kanye West’s Donda 2 album, which featured comparable audio problems. His final performance at the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards earlier this month, serenading the audience with his surprise guest Lil Tjay, was better, though.
A number of social media posts criticizing the “Big Drip” rapper’s lackluster performance mocked the set, with some calling it the “worst” they had recently witnessed. Unfortunately, the RichFish signee’s uninspiring energy from last night appears to have spread to the Nets, who blew their season opener against the New Orleans Pelicans 130-108.
Below are video snippets from and reactions to Fivio’s halftime show.
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