Texas Law Enforcement Officers Engage in a Viral Lip Sync Battle
When we see video footage of cops, it usually has something to do with them being on duty. Every so often, we get to see them at play too, and this chain of videos proves that can they can share their games outside their own jurisdictions.
It all began in Texas. A clip of Deputy Alexander Mena lip syncing to Fuiste Mala by Kumbia Kings was posted to Facebook, prompting a statewide lip sync battle. The Bexar County Sheriff’s Department probably wasn’t ready for the viral response unleashed by Mena’s talents.
Racking up over a million views, the original video was a hit with law enforcement and the general public. So, to join in on the fun, San Antonio police officer J. Quiroz dropped a video of himself in a squad vehicle lip syncing to NSYNC’s Bye Bye Bye.
And why not? No battle would be complete without a ‘90s boy band hit. Both contenders had serious skills, not only with the lip service, but with the dance moves. Deputy Mena was fairly convincing in his emotional rendition, and Office Quiroz didn’t miss a beat.
Without Chrissy Teigen or LL Cool J on hand to referee, a third party entered the challenge. Not to be outdone, Robstown officers Jimmy Zamora and Jordan Armstrong did a mashup to the Backstreet Boys’ Back Street’s Back and Selena’s Bidi Bidi Bom Bom. You’ll see them in the clip below.
The rivalry has continued to spread all over Texas with the hashtag “#Lipsyncbattle” popping up on Facebook and Twitter among police forces. Countless law enforcement agencies have decided to jump in, performing duets, solos, medleys, and even K9-assisted bits.
Run a search and you’ll be treated to police responding to one another with songs like Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Shake it Off by Taylor Swift, and R&B classic Poison by Bell Biv Devoe. And of course, someone had to do Let it Go.
This challenge has showed no signs of slowing down, as just last week a Fort Worth officer’s Facebook video for Alanis Morissette’s Ironic went viral too. Officer Bradley Perez’s hilarious clip included costume changes and shots from the backseat of the squad car. So far, he’s the reigning champ with 2,000,000 views.
Check out this entertaining compilation of the friendly contest and see for yourself who’s killing it. We’re not sure who will be the “winner” of this battle, but we do wonder if it will spread to other states. Perhaps the good folks over at Paramount Network will take notice and invite them to tape a real show.
In the meantime, enjoy watching these officers one-up each other with their showmanship and relatable passion for their chosen songs. You can decide who should wear the Texas lip-syncing crown.
Who do you think is doing it best out of these Texas police agencies? Would you watch if any of them appeared on the Lip Sync Battle TV show? What song do you want to hear next?