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Elton John Insults Madonna at 2004 ‘Q Awards:’ John famously slammed Madonna at the 2004 Q Awards in London. During the show, John said he was surprised to see Madge nominated in the best live act category. "Since when has lip-synching been live? Anyone who lip-synchs in public on stage when you pay 75 pounds to see them should be shot. Thank you very much," he said while accepting the classic songwriter award.
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Jennifer Hudson at the 2009 Super Bowl: Jennifer Hudson was yet another singer accused of lip-syncing the national anthem at a live event. Producers stated that Hudson delivered a stunning version of the anthem, despite the fact that it was her first public performance since her mother, brother and nephew were killed.
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50 Cent at the 2007 BET Awards: When the lyrics dropped out of his backing track at the 2007 BET Awards, 50 Cent waded into the audience to give out handshakes, causing some to speculate that he forgot the lyrics to his own song. When the lyrics to "Amusement Park" returned, and the rapper continued lip syncing.
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Britney Spears on her ‘Circus’ Tour: Spears' comeback tour sparked controversy over accusations of lip syncing, causing some disgusted fans to walk out of her shows. Entertainment journalist Rebekah Devlin wrote, “We were led to believe the lip-syncing was necessary because her dancing was so rigorous, she couldn’t possibly sing. But her moves were sloppy and stiff, as well as out of time.”