[VIDEO] Steven Tyler, Aretha Franklin and Jennifer Lopez All Defend Beyonce
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.23.2013
For different reasons...
Several musicians have come out in defense of Beyonce following the controversy over her alleged lip-synching of the National Anthem on Monday.
First, Aretha Franklin spoke with ABC News about the situation, and said: "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. 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."
She added: "I think it's optional really, it's up to the artist. In 2009, I wanted everything to be live and on the real side for the moment as it actually happened. Those were my feelings for my performance, but having come face to face with 28, 22 degrees I am not surprised she pre-recorded. She wanted her performance to be what she wanted to be and she realized it wasn't going to be the way she wanted it to be or she was going to be running a risk. That's probably why she pre-recorded exactly how she wanted it to be heard."
Jennifer Lopez also weighed in during an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (via Zap2It). She said: "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."
Finally TMZ spoke with Steven Tyler about it, and he said he didn't care because she was sexy.
While outside the Viper Room, he said: "Beyonce's so hot she can do anything. Let's just get real. Whatever gets you through the night."
He also revealed if he ever lip-synched, which you can find out below.