Rita Ora took a lot of heat for lip syncing her performance at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
She tried her best, but it was quite noticeable because of the cold weather and technical issues.
Social media went to town on Rita, but Macy’s blamed the hiccups on tech issues and apologized, saying the problems were out of Rita’s control.
John Legend quickly came to Rita's defense, by 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!”
Rita was grateful for the support, writing, "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 [an] ORA show get ready! Back to holidays! Have a good one guys!"
Source: TMZ, E!