Back in 2004, singer Ashlee Simpson got on the Saturday Night Live (SNL) stage for the second time that night to sing Autobiography. Instead, viewers heard Simpson’s vocals for Pieces Of Me (a song she sang earlier that night) come on.
But she wasn’t singing.
Fourteen years have passed since the lip syncing blunder and Simpson, now 33, opens up about what went through her mind back then on a snippet on her new reality show, Ashlee+Evan. “S*** happened, and it was like – boom. And the world hated me for this SNL moment I had,” she says.
“For me, it the was the most humbling experience of my life. The whole world thinks everything that you just put your heart and soul into writing is a joke – and that sucked.”
She continues: “For me, I went back in. I made a second record. It was No. 1, and I made a third record. I toured all of these amphitheatres, and I don’t think the world knows that I got to that place.”
Simpson is back in the spotlight with the release of the six-episode Ashlee+Evan. The show follows Simpson and her husband Evan Ross, son of legendary singer Diana Ross, as they go about raising their family and record a duet album together.
Ashlee+Evan airs every Monday at 11pm on E! (Astro Ch 712).