The 27-year-old British star has been widely ridiculed on social media for not performing live at the event in New York City, but John – who also performed in the parade – has now explained the reason why Rita lip-synced her way through the event.
John Legend took to Twitter to drop some truth bombs:
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! https://t.co/C2bGj63AF6
— John Legend (@johnlegend) November 22, 2018
Rita thanked John for coming out in support of her performance.
She wrote on the micro-blogging platform:
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! 🙂 X https://t.co/pO5hnnQgvg
— Rita Ora 🧡 (@RitaOra) November 22, 2018
Meanwhile, Rita recently admitted she had “an insecure moment” at the start of her music career. The chart-topping star is now established as one of the world’s best-known pop stars, but Rita admitted to feeling uncertain of herself around the time she released her debut album in 2012.
She shared: “I had a bit of an insecure moment when I was starting out and I felt like I couldn’t be myself, and that has now put a burden on me for the future, because if I was myself then I probably would have been different now. But I’m very grateful for the experience that I had.”