Ashlee Simpson Says She Felt Everyone Hated Her After SNL Fail

Those of you old enough to remember will recall the epic 2004 Saturday Night Live fail prompted when Ashlee Simpson sang “Pieces of Me,” only for her audio to be prompted too early — forcing the world to see that she was lip singing. 

Now, the singer opens about up about it during a confessional on Sunday’s premiere of ASHLEE+EVAN, the show belonging to both her and husband Evan Ross. 

“You know, I had finished my album and it was out and ‘Pieces of Me’ was number one and then all of sudden, you know, s–t happened and it was like boom,” she said. “And the world hated me for this SNL moment I had.”

She added, “For me, it was the most humbling experience of my life, because the whole world thinks everything that you just put your heart and soul into writing is a joke. And that sucked.” 

“For me I went back in, I made a second record, it was number one,” Ashlee concluded. “And I made a third record and I toured all the amphitheaters…and I don’t even think the world knows that I got to that place.”