Published January 23, 2013
Jennifer Lopez thinks people need to cut Beyoncé some slack.
Lopez, 43, said that she understands why Beyoncé had to lip sync the national anthem during President Barack Obama’s second inauguration on Monday, which was widely criticized by disappointed fans.
“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,” Lopez told Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show.”
Lopez’s former “American Idol” judge, Steven Tyler, agreed with JLO and said the situation was blown out of proportion.
"Beyoncé's so hot she can do anything,” Tyler said. “Let's just get real."
Other celebrities who thought the “Crazy in Love” singer was unfairly judged include Bravo host Andy Cohen, singer Myleene Klass and Hollywood icon Aretha Franklin.
“I don't get what's outrageous about lip-syncing to your OWN vocals?” Klass wrote. “Not exactly Milli Vanilli.”
Franklin said the controversy was “hilarious.”
“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.”