Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Lopez defend Beyonce in lip sync scandal

Posted on January 23, 2013 by UNITED PHOTO PRESS MAGAZINE

Beyonce during her performance at the President’s inauguration ( Suzan Miller / UNITED PHOTO PRESS)
Some fans may be upset that Beyonce was lip-syncing during her performance at the President’s inauguration, but celebs are coming to the “Irreplaceable” singer’s defense.


When asked about the lip-sync scandal, the queen of soul Aretha Franklin said she laughed when she heard Beyonce hadn’t sung live.




“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...” she told ABC News. “When I heard that I just really cracked up. I thought it was really funny, but she did a beautiful job with the pre-record.”



Similarly, Jennifer Lopez said she understood situations in which singers opt to lip sync, and she didn’t seem fazed by the scandal when asked about it on “The Daily Show.” 

“Sometimes it happens when you are in certain stadiums and certain venues and things, they do pre-record stuff because you're going to have that terrible slapback,” JLo told Jon Stewart.

Former “American Idol” judge Steven Tyler told TMZ the lip-syncing didn’t matter because, well, it’s Beyonce.

"Beyonce's so hot she can do anything,” he said. “Let's just get real."

Others took to Twitter to jump to Bey’s defense. Bravo host Andy Cohen and singer Myleene Klass were just some of the celebs commenting on the controversy.

“I don't get what's outrageous about lip-syncing to your OWN vocals?” Klass wrote. “Not exactly Milli Vanilli.”