I did not watch the Billboard Awards yesterday because I frankly couldn’t muster any dambs to give about it. I didn’t e’em realize it was coming on til I saw a tweet about it around 4pm. Still. No dambs were given.
Anywho, when it wrapped, I started hearing about the performances, especially Miguel’s. During his set where he sang “Adorn,” he leapt from one part of the stage to another. Fans were between the stages, and it went more than slightly awry.
First of all, he approached it like he was in a long jump competition. The fact that he landed on his butt is hilarious because was that the plan all along? He shoulda tried to land on his feet, like a cat with a cowlick and too much hair gel.
When he was at rehearsal and he did that jump, was this the result then too? If it was, what made him think it’d be a good idea to try it LIVE and fail so poorly? If he did NOT rehearse this (which is what this looks like), what made him think it’d be a good idea to try it LIVE?
See a theme here?
Miguel is no athlete. The space between those stages doesn’t seem like TOO much. How could he miss the target by so much? He shoulda been at the tracks for weeks leading up to this show getting his hops together. People don’t practice no more all they do is leap.
But most importantly, the poor fan who he basically dropkicked through the goalposts of life and slammed her head on the stage. OUCH! That girl came to the Billboard Awards to cheer, not for her face to be used as a slap bracelet. That ish musta hurt like hell. GAHTDAMB! Miguel assured us all that she didn’t get seriously hurt though.
So no. He didn’t rehearse this. He got caught up in the spirit of the music and decided to leap between stages like he was some R&B Spiderman. No sir. No. Outchea overestimating his abilities. And Khyati might be okay but I bet her dignity’s hurt. Your face doesn’t meet the floor and you walk away feeling like your day went well. Nope.
Oh Miguel. Bless your heart for having the FAIL moment of the night. The moral of this story is: If your pants are too tight, don’t try acrobatics. Don’t do something you didn’t rehearse on the live telecast.
It’s a bird. It’s a plane! NO, IT’S FALLING MIGUEL! O____O
Did y’all watch the BillBoard Awards? Do you think Khyati needs to be compensated for her tough time? Also, am I the only one that laughed a little?
Edit: On 15th view and because of my good eyed commenters, I see that there’s a 2nd fan who was dropkicked in the process too. Miguel’s legs were doing the footwork while in the air and they came down on two innocent by-jiggers. One was dropkicked and the other was teabagged. They both have my sympathies. Chile…
Check out Rembert Browne’s post on it on Grantland. His take is always hilarity.
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