Billboard Music Awards: Little Big Town and Faith Hill Perform Controverisal "Girl Crush" (Video)
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Country group Little Big Town was joined by Faith Hill for a performance of their single "Girl Crush" at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday evening.
The four-member band sang behind mic stands as the song began. Cheers erupted from the audience as Hill, dressed in all black, joined the group onstage, singing the lyrics to the song's second verse.
"Girl Crush," the second single released from Little Big Town's sixth album Pain Killer, peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart despite being the center of controversy for its presumably lesbian themes. Several country radio stations pulled the song from air for the lyrics' "gay agenda."
Some of the lyrics in question include "I want to taste her lips, yeah cause they taste like you / I want to drown myself in a bottle of her perfume / I want her long blond hair, I want her magic touch / Yeah cause maybe then, you’d want me just as much ... I got a girl crush."
Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen co-hosted the awards show, which took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and featured performances by Hozier, Mariah Carey, Nick Jonas and more.