Aretha Franklin Approves of Beyonce’s ‘Beautiful’ Inaugural Lip-Syncing

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LOS ANGELES ( – Aretha Franklin r-e-s-p-e-c-t’s Beyoncé’s decision to use a “beautiful” pre-recorded rendition of the national anthem during President Barack Obama’s inaugural ceremony on Monday. The Queen of Soul, who sang “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” during Obama’s inauguration in 2009, told ABC News that the cold weather warranted Beyoncé lip-syncing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” “The weather down there was about 46 or 44 degrees and for most singers that is just not good singing weather,” Franklin said after noting the news gave her a good laugh. …