Did Sasha Fierce lip-synch the "The Star-Spangled Banner"... or not?
Beyonce Knowles' camp is still mum on the controversy but her friends from the industry have expressed their opinion regarding the issue.
Aretha Franklin has told ABC News that the story just made her laugh because she thought it was no biggy, and she would have done the same.
"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 did a beautiful job with the pre-record ... next time I'll probably do the same," said the 70-year old Franklin, who sang at Obama's inauguration 4 years ago.
Meanwhile, Jennifer Lopez admitted that artists do pre-record performances when they need to.
"When you're in certain stadiums and in certain venues, they do pre-record things because you're going to have that terrible slapback," said Lopez in an interview on the "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart.
Pop superstar Madonna was also involved in a similar controversy when she performed at the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show. Incidentally, Beyonce is set to sing at this year's Super Bowl next month!
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