Ashlee Simpson felt ‘hated’ by the world after 2004 ‘SNL’ lip sync moment

Ashlee Simpson opens up about her 2004 “SNL” lip syncing flub that she felt that, let the world hate her.


It’s been more than ten years ago she was caught lip syncing on “Saturday Night Live”, but the memories are still fresh for Ashlee Simpson.

In a new sneak peek clip from the premiere of her and husband Evan Ross’ upcoming reality series, “ASHLEE + EVAN,” the 33-year-old singer opens up about the incident.

On that fateful night back in 2004, Ashlee performed her first song, “Pieces of Me” without a hitch. But, when it came time for her second song, vocals for “Pieces of Me” began to play, again and Ashlee… a sort of panic broke out into an awkward hoedown.

“S— happened, and it was, boom,” she recalls. “And the world hated me for this ‘SNL’ moment that I had.”

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What was a difficult situation at the time was a learning lesson for the pop star. “For me, it was the most humiliating experience of my life,” she says. “The whole world thinks that you get everything your heart and soul in to writing, is a joke — and that was a bummer.”

The awkward “SNL” moment didn’t keep her down, and Ashlee went on to record many other hits.

“For me, I went back. I made a second record. The there was no. 1, and I made a third plate,” she touts. “I toured all of these amphitheaters, and I don’t think the world knows that I go to that place.”

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Now, Ashlee and Evan are back in the studio working on new music and sharing it through the show.

In July, ET spoke with Ashlee’s older sister, Jessica Simpson, about the new series. “She has a reality show [for], so I was shocked that she said yes, because it is as if you were mic-ed for everything,” Jessica said at the time.

“ASHLEE + EVAN” premieres Sunday, Sept. 9 at 10 p.m. and on E!

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