Ashlee Simpson Is So Ready to Move on from Her Cringe-Worthy ‘SNL’ Performance

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Ashlee Simpson is ready to let bygones be bygones.

The “Pieces of Me” singer opened up about her now-infamous 2004 Saturday Night Live performance, in which a pre-recorded version of her song “Autobiography” began to play and caused speculation that she had planned to lip-sync. Although Simpson hasn’t spoken much about the debacle publicly, she recently told E! News she’s ready to move on.

“It’s definitely not difficult to talk about…that was a very long time ago,” the singer, who is now married to Diana Ross’s son Evan Ross, told the publication.

She went on to muse, “It’s something that happened to me and things in life happen to you and they make you stronger and they make you a better performer, a better person.”

And although it surely wasn’t easy to ignore the scrutiny at the time, she explained, “things like that build your character and your strength and it’s [all about] how you handle them.”

If you’re digging Simpson’s older and wiser vibes, her and her hubby’s new reality show, ASHLEE+EVAN, premieres on E! on Sunday, September 9, at 10 p.m.

*Re-watches SNL fiasco*



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