Performing her hit "Let You Love Me," she seemed to have missed her cue by less than a minute, but it didn't go unnoticed.
“Was Rita Ora lip syncing a completely different song in the #macysthanksgivingdayparade just now?” one fan wrote.
“Oh no, that Rita Ora lip sync was tragic,” said another.
“Why are people surprised @RitaOra lip-synced during the #MacysDayParade they all do it. Did everyone miss @johnlegend doing the same thing?” @RichEdenGOE tweeted.
However, this tweet is exactly right.
John Legend later tweeted to his fans, clarifying that each performer HAD to lip sync.
“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!”
Rita thanked John by tweeting her own clarification.
“Fun fact @johnlegend thank you for clarifying what I was about to also tweet,” she wrote. “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”