Rita Ora And John Legend Speak Out After “Abysmal” Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Lip Sync
It turns out they had no choice.
People took to Twitter to label Rita’s performance as “abysmal,” with another telling John legend his lip-syncing skills are “terrible.”
John has taken to Twitter to straighten out all of the criticism they both received for their appearance in the parade, tweeting: “Fun fact. We all have to lip sync on this parade because the floats don't have the capacity to handle the sound requirements for a live performance.”
“Hope y'all enjoyed it anyway. Know that if you come to my shows, the vocals are 100% live!” He continued, in response to one fan asking why everyone was surprised as “they all do it.”
The ‘Girls’ vocalist then quoted Johns tweet thanking him for clarifying the whole situation, adding: “Fun fact @johnlegend thank you for clarifying what I was about to also tweet.”
“It's annoying for us but anyway! All my shows are 100 percent live always have been! When you come to a ORA show get ready! Back to holidays! Have a good one guys!” She said, confirming that she sings live most of the time.
A lot of fans were calling Rita out for her out-of-time lip-sync, but Macy’s took to Twitter themselves to apologise for the “technical difficulties” some artists experienced.
If you’ve ever binge-watched both of their live performances on YouTube, you know the pair can saaang. If the parade doesn’t allow it though, there’s not much Rita or John can do.