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Two weeks after iffy halftime show, Kendrick Lamar is going on tour. Will he lip sync?

Kendrick Lamar performs during the Festival d’ete de Quebec in Quebec City, Canada in July 2017. Lamar is nominated for seven Grammy nominations. The 60th Annual Grammy Awards will air on CBS, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York.
Kendrick Lamar performs during the Festival d’ete de Quebec in Quebec City, Canada in July 2017. Lamar is nominated for seven Grammy nominations. The 60th Annual Grammy Awards will air on CBS, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. Invision/AP

Two weeks after being attacked on social media for lip syncing at the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in Atlanta, Kendrick Lamar is headed out on tour.

The hip hopper will be co-headlining “TDE: The Championship Tour,” which stops at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre near West Palm Beach on May 23.

And the music star won’t be alone.

The lineup also features SZA as well as other artists from the Top Dawg Entertainment record label such as Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, SiR, Lance Skiiiwalker, ScHoolboy and others.

The “Alright” singer made headlines earlier this month at the halftime show during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs. The rapper was called out for his disastrous mix of actually singing with lip syncing and taking the mic from his face while the song continued to play.

Lamar neither confirmed nor denied that he did not sing the whole way through.

His four-song set featured his new single “All the Stars,” plus three songs from his album, “Damn,” off of his curated Black Panther soundtrack.

“Man, there’s some horrible lip synching going on with Kendrick Lamar. @ESPN keeps cutting to the crowd shots every three seconds or so,” one commenter tweeted.

The show was the first halftime performance at the college football playoffs, and the California native was duly proud.

“Having the opportunity to perform at halftime of what will surely be the best game of the year between two deserving universities is truly an honor,” said Lamar at the time. “Thank you, ESPN, for having me be the first halftime performer ever at the College Football Playoff National Championship.”

Part of the game was attended by President Donald Trump, whom Lamar usually drags, but did not mention.

The announcement was made to kick off Grammy Week: Lamar goes into Sunday’s show with seven nominations; SZA has five.

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards will air at 8 p.m. Sunday on CBS.

Tickets for the West Palm Beach concert go on sale at noon Friday at Ticketmaster.com. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets for select dates from 10 a.m. Tuesday through noon Thursday.

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