Aretha Franklin Thinks Beyoncé’s Lip-Synching Scandal Is a Hoot

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The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin performs at The Fox Theatre on March 5, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin performs at The Fox Theatre on March 5, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images

ABC News caught up with the Queen of Soul to discuss Beyoncégate, and Aretha is really enjoying this: "When I heard [she lip-synched] I just really cracked up. I thought it was really funny, but she did a beautiful job with the pre-record." As for her own inauguration performance in 2009, Franklin says she "wanted to give people the real thing and pre-recording never crossed [her] mind." She added that "next time" she probably would lip-synch. Anyway, this is what Inaugural Authenticity sounds like.