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.
"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."