Khalifa made hip-hop history as the very first contestant who got all the way to the finals solely by rapping (something Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne were unable to do), in the process repping for “all the hip-hopheads out there.” Said Nicole, “You are a megastar, my friend. It’s just an honor to have you on this stage.” Khalifa said he did the show for his son Bash, so he could encourage him to be himself and have a big imagination. So, with the Chameleon out of the running, it all came down to the Black Swan and the Piglet, and it was the latter who won the golden mask trophy.
The show saved the best ‘90s/boy-band reveal for last as the Piglet turned out to be 98 Degrees heartthrob – not AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, JC Chasez, Lance Bass, or Zayn Malik, as the all of the judges (other than Jenny) had previously guessed before finally getting around to stating the obvious.
98 Degrees's Nick Lachey said that he had missed performing, and being on the show reminded him how much he loves singing, as he shared, "I've had the best time going on this incredibly twisted, weird ride that is The Masked Singer."
And from one TRL-era singer to another, the Black Swan was pop diva JoJo, best known for her hit song "Leave (Get Out)." Viewers on Twitter were a little conflicted because they were genuinely surprised that Lachey won over Jojo and Khalifa.
However, highly doubt Lachey cares about their thoughts. For him, it was all about his kids. "Cam, Brooklyn, Phoenix, this was for you guys. I love you so much. Daddy's coming home with a little hardware," said Lachey.