While the world awaits final word from Queen Bey herself on whether her Inauguration Day performance was truly a fake-out, other singers are coming to her defense. Or, finding humor in the situation, if said singer's name happens to be Aretha Franklin.
Jennifer Lopez took up for Beyonce when she visited "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Tuesday, explaining (as many before her did that day) that lip-syncing is far from uncommon.
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While Lopez hasn't performed for POTUS before - she was previously asked to sing at the White House but turned it down - she knows that just "the idea of it" could be nerve-wracking.
"Sometimes it happens, when you're in certain stadiums and in certain venues and stuff, they do pre-record things because you're going to have that terrible slapback," Lopez said, in Beyonce's defense. ("Sure, the slapback," joked Stewart.)
The actress, who was promoting her new movie "Parker," ventured to say that "all performers do have to do it at some point."
Aretha Franklin admitted to ABC News that when she heard "that [Beyonce] was pre-recorded I really laughed ... I just really cracked up."
"I thought it was funny because the weather down there was about 46 or 44 degrees and for most singers that is just not good singing weather," Franklin went on. "I thought it was really funny, but she did a beautiful job with the pre-record ... next time I'll probably do the same."
She got dat azz y'all.
yep that's the one....Jay Z....i just knew it.
Beyonce should have sang live especially considering both James Taylor and Kelly Clarkson performned live. But I will go further – riddle me this: 1) Why did Beyonce shed her coat to fake a song knowing that it was pre-recorded; 2) What was up with that dress – this was not a concert performance; 3) and lastly, why the over dramatic facial expressions? She was a fraud the the moment she approached the mike. Aretha sang live in 25 dergees because she know the importance of the moment. You can talk about the "Hat" but her voice was all Aretha. I'm sick of all the lip syncing – even at award shows where sound is optimum.
i think my husband is having an affair with Wonder Woman....you see i have no pride and no life, my goal is too suffocate him until we both die.
My understanding is one vocal track was prerecorded and she sang live alongside it. I see no reason to gripe about that.
saw something didn't want too see...stop it madonna stop it!!!
Does it really matter? If she couldn't sing that would be one thing, but really?? The girl has pipes and if she chose to save them as did Cellist Yo-Yo Ma with his instrument 4 years ago...so be it. I think she's right in not responding to this nonsense...lets see some real news!
Yes. Its the different between being simply an entertainer and being a PERFORMER!
What's the purpose of a LIVE performance, if it is prerecorded and acted.
Have you ever been to a theater, opera, or any live musical performance? You pay money for them to pop in a cd and mime it? She wasn't the only performer, she's not a diva if she is too scare to rise to the occasion.
everyone else will–best of luck in your furture
how can anyone be scared of a powerless butch who has no regard for the entertainment business or herself as a woman.....farewell.
The media has been waiting a long time to find a reason to trash Beyonce. Hey media, this is not a story! Move on! Nobody cares, let me help your clueless senior editors; North Korea is a story...Algeria, how people are suffering in the cold in the wake of Sandy....do I really need to do this???
voted by all as jealousy towards beyonce....
Wow, she wore clothing that doesnt show off that thrashed slit
North Korea is threatening to Nuke the U.S. and all you want to do is to trash Beyonce because she lip sincs the National Anthem? For real?
she goes into homes without being invited-nobody needs her however...BUSINESS AS USUAL THIS WEEKEND....
and do NOT make a purchase for peace EVER again.
America has become a dumbed down nation , you have a President who can only talk when he has a teleprompter and you accept the National anthem being mouthed by an unimportant celebrity.
II would have rather seen a school kid belting out a song even if it wasn't perfect.
You know the POTUS is articulate even without a teleprompter. Are you Rove in disguise?
Beyonce' is one of the most talented entertainers around these days and that says a lot! If she thought to change plans to opt to go with the pre-recorded song then that should be ok with everyone. It was biting cold that day. I don't know how it affects them but apparently it does so ppl need to be quiet and not criticize her for doing what she thought was best for her!!
If she's one of the most talented entertainers in the world--then she should have been able to sing live for the President when Kelly Clarkson, who has less experience, was able to in the same weather conditions: Period.
I so agree with Linda. Beyonce should have sang live especially considering both Jame Taylor and Kelly Clarkson performned live. But I will go further – riddle me this: 1) Why did Beyonce shed her coat to fake the sang knowing that it was pre-recorded; 2) What was up with that dress – this was not a concert performance; 3) and lastly, why the over dramatic facial expressions? She was a fraud the the moment she approached the mike. Aretha sang live in 25 dergees because she know the importance of the moment. You can talk about the "Hat" but her voice was all Aretha.
+1 to Linda
She wasn't the only performer, she's not a diva if she is too scare to rise to the occasion.
What's the purpose of a LIVE performance, if it is prerecorded and acted.
That bumps her down from performer to entertainer...
....it took me 12 years but i finally figured out he's having an affair with anderson cooperstein - shucks
Beyonce did GREAT! And the Inaugural Official just confirmed to CNN that "She did not sing live"–Wow! Ripping out the earpiece, waving the arms, even popping that vein out the neck–
...Smiling like a proud dad today
OMG!!!!!!!! So she only put the earpeice in to pull it out as part of the LIE.... Award her for a good FAKE!
we can call it the gaga trashing event...don't bring a thing i have it all...
doesn't care about word confusion.....its the WIRE.....now move along and have a good day..
"whoever you are"
the wire connection wins...
sing like a canary honey...
Uh uh Honey Bee....no one can sing better than me...If you don't believe me..then you need to axe my dad and brother, Ron and Rand Paul!
ya'll need to step off my B! She has musikal taleent. She is a good mom to Blu-Ivee and she is a way better singer than I, but that's besides da point...The Prez didn't mind..I bet it was that Ohio clown Johnny Boehner that started this stuff. Peece out!
i totally agree, why does it matter if she lip sing or not, shes lip singing to her own voice, the weather was cold and it is very hard for the vocal chords. if she wouldnt have lip singed she would have messed up and then people would be talking about that people just want to find something negative to say about beyonce because shes a positive person. people live your life and accept the fact that she wants something positive for the world.
There's no need to pretend you're from the ghetto in an attempt to insult black people. The natural born hick accent and backwards grammar that you were born and raised with are all you need to convey the pathetic truth.
see everyone sunday....no need to bring a thing i have it all...just bring yourselves and comfortable clothes
What makes you think "ghetto vernacular" has anything to do with being black? When did she even say she was trying to be black? Sounds like you made that connection yourself.
sing like a canary honey
i completely agree with that...don't give the negative the time of day....its just a highschool bully
stop look for negative look for the postive and this world would be a better place.
has no pep.
Beyonce should be happy her audio didn't start skipping at the Inauguration like Milli-Vanilli's did-"girl you know it's, girl you know it's, girl you know it's..."
tomorrow night? ha
Who's give's a dam
Too bad she can't blame it on the rain....
Love that line – PRICELESS !
isn't she the girl that faked her having a baby? she good at faking alot of stuff. she fakes o's to im gessing.
So what? The public got to see Beyonce FOR FREE to a very well lip sync. Come on, this is a non story. The point is she lip-sync to her own voice. This is so a non-story. If she messed up the lyrics or sang out of tune, she would've been hounded by the public and press for days. It's damn if you do or damn if you don't.
Get real. A true artist would have done it live. Beyonce and so many more of today's performers rely so much on studio tricks to sweeten their voices, they can't do it without help. Just reinforces my dislike for her. Not a fan.
Must be a slow news period. What damned difference does make, live or memorex> Still HER voice. Making a mountain out of garbage. With everything going on in this country and world, this is what we are talking about? Get A Life!
Beyonce heard Kelly Clarkson sing... after hearing how well Kelly can sing, Beyonce said "F this halo shi_! Imma fake it!" She was literally in shear terror after hearing what a truly gifted singer can do!
In all honesty, lip syncing or not, Beyonce sounds like a bag of dying cats. I would have hated to hear Beyonce sing live. I thought my ears were gonna start bleeding when I heard her singing the prerecorded version!
Cats are nice. They don't sound like Beeonce. Everyone loves kitties.
can be quite difficult-
Yeah, especially when you cant sing!
that was not what i mean't
All I have to say is if you can not sing live then don't sing! Kelly Clarkson sang live and did a fantastic job and if Beyonce is such a wonderful singer why couldn't she do it live also? If I want to watch someone lip-sync I will watch MTV ! I think the President deserved more from her...just sayin!
I agree the President deserved more than THAT. She should have sung LIVE for him.
The thing is, she might have actually sung it. Kelly Clarkson just came from belting her heart out... you think Beyonce was going to let her outshine... doubt it. Plus the vein that broke out in her neck made me believe she might have been belting it out with the track.
You are either singing live or not there is no in-between. Anyone can make a vien bulge!
Kelly did out shine her. And Kelly did it singing live! Bigger notes, wider range, and extremely more dramatic! KELLY is a truly gifted singer, Beyonce is a wannabe! Sorry...
some buljes need more attention then others-
J. Lo. couldn't sing if her life depended on it...who cares what she thinks?
you care because you responded.
I agree! the last person who can talk about lipsyncing is Lopez. She can't sing live.
Happens all the time. Don't people have better things to do?
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