Nvidia CEO Videobombs Karaoke Singers at Taiwan Esports Event

Jensen Huang performing karaoke
(Image credit: VideoCardz)

When he isn't announcing the best graphics cards, it seems that Nvidia's Jensen Huang likes to party. With his trademark leather jacket, extensive kitchenware collection (opens in new tab) and fierce silver fox looks, Nvidia supremo Jensen Huang definitely sits at the cooler end of the tech billionaire spectrum, but even we didn’t expect to see him doing karaoke to Lady Gaga. However, unless we’re all being fooled by a deepfake, that’s exactly what a video posted on Commercial Times, and tweeted by VideoCardz, shows.

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According to the report, Huang casually strolled onto the floor during the opening night of WirForce 2022, a Taiwan Esports ‘carnival’, entered the BYOC area (which we suspect doesn’t stand for ‘bring your own cocktails’ and is a bit more a of a serious LAN party) and began to interact with the players.

While some have claimed the assembled gamers, and particularly the karaoke singers, who we’re getting to, didn’t know who he was, the Commercial Times report makes it clear the Taiwan-born graphics guru was recognized, with Esports athletes digging out the boxes of Nvidia products to sign, and asking him to pose for group photos. He was reportedly friendly to everyone, though the article doesn’t mention if anyone asked him about the RTX 4090 power connector (opens in new tab) issue.

In the hour he spent at the event, Huang had a go at a light gun game, and posed for more photos before taking to the main stage and shouting “GeForce!” into a microphone, to the chagrin of some players who complained he was too close, and setting off a big climax in others, according to the Google translated report.

His attention was later caught by two internet celebrity singers, broadcasting karaoke live from near the venue. He became part of the performance, choosing Lady Gaga’s song Hold My Hand from the Top Gun: Maverick soundtrack, and apparently impressing the audience with his singing voice, receiving many high-fives from the performers as well as positive messages from viewers. A video of the crooning CEO was also posted on Reddit (opens in new tab) by user jarvis-linx, ironically claiming it to be cosplay.

Ian Evenden
Freelance News Writer

Ian Evenden is a UK-based news writer for Tom’s Hardware US. He’ll write about anything, but stories about Raspberry Pi and DIY robots seem to find their way to him.

  • Arbie
    Smart for him to ramp a backup career.
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  • RichardtST
    Yeah, that side hustle is gonna come in handy when TSHTF with the defective connector. You simply do not run four fire hoses into a garden hose and expect it to not go kaplooey. Their silence says very clearly that they know how wrong they are.
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  • -Fran-
    A friend sent me this video with the caption "Jensen playing creepy uncle".

    I laughed really hard and, hell, my friend wasn't wrong entirely.

    Regards xD
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  • ManDaddio
    The negative comments here truly show who the cool people aren't.

    It will not have been a good time to ask Jensen about the connector issue which again isn't really a big issue with most of the people who owned the 4090 cards. People are there to have a good time.

    And why would he be called a creepy uncle? People are people. They can have fun at any age. It doesn't make them creepy that they hang out with other humans.

    This generation is truly lost. They seem to see stuff that isn't there and be as negative as possible.
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  • Neilbob
    ManDaddio said:
    The negative comments here truly show who the cool people aren't.

    It will not have been a good time to ask Jensen about the connector issue which again isn't really a big issue with most of the people who owned the 4090 cards. People are there to have a good time.

    And why would he be called a creepy uncle? People are people. They can have fun at any age. It doesn't make them creepy that they hang out with other humans.

    This generation is truly lost. They seem to see stuff that isn't there and be as negative as possible.

    And I think you might be getting overtly offended by what comes across to me as mostly just humour.

    Except maybe the critique of connectors. That is, after all, the current burning issue (yep, that was on purpose).
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  • Giroro
    One of Jensen Huang 's publicists or social media managers probably thought this would be some kind of endearing publicity stunt. But they were wrong. Super wrong. This is mega creepy.

    We have an old billionaire man acting like he can do whatever he wants with strange girls without asking, just because he's rich? Who is he trying to be, the next Jeffrey Epstein?
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  • PEnns
    There is such a thing as too much bad PR......and the clueless bunch at nGreedia and their shills here just don't don't get!!
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  • spongiemaster
    ManDaddio said:
    The negative comments here truly show who the cool people aren't.

    It will not have been a good time to ask Jensen about the connector issue which again isn't really a big issue with most of the people who owned the 4090 cards. People are there to have a good time.

    And why would he be called a creepy uncle? People are people. They can have fun at any age. It doesn't make them creepy that they hang out with other humans.

    This generation is truly lost. They seem to see stuff that isn't there and be as negative as possible.
    Welcome to the internet where nothing can just be amusing or innocent. There's always someone who has come up with something awful or some out of place personal attack.
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  • Exploding PSU
    At first, I thought this was wholesome. Jensen looked like that cool uncle who always join in to do and talk about "young people things" while wearing the most exotic of outfits.

    Then I saw the comments. How shortsighted and mistaken my judgment was.
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