Perhaps after seeing how dead the crowd was during his performance of “Words I Never Said” at the BET Hip-Hop Awards, Lupe Fiasco returned to his biggest single to date, “The Shows Goes On,” for his most recent TV spot. It was a somewhat surprising move, though, considering he was performing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. I mean, doesn’t she tend to tackle serious topics — like those discussed in “Words I Never Said” — from time to time?
Maybe the folks behind the show just figured the Modest Mouse-interpolating “The Shows Goes On” would just go over better. Who knows. As for the performance itself, Lupe and his band sound album-perfect as usual and the crowd appears into it. You can watch below. [Rap Radar]