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.
Aretha's hat > Beyonce's performance, y/y?