Three years after the events from the previous film, the Barden Bellas are now led by Beca Mitchell (Anna Kendrick) and three-time super senior Chloe Beale (Brittany Snow). Over those three years the Bellas have claimed ICCA champions titles for three years in a row. However, Muffgate, a national scandal involving a wardrobe malfunction revealing Fat Amy’s (Rebel Wilson) private parts at President Obama’s birthday gala, leads to the Bellas’ suspension from the ICCAs and being held from holding auditions; overall, the Bellas’ name and legacy have been damaged. Beca makes a deal to allow the Bellas to be reinstated, should they win the World Championship of A Capella. A cappella commentators John Smith (John Michael Higgins) and Gail Abernathy-McKadden-Feinberger (Elizabeth Banks) accept this, but they mockingly do so because of the fact that the American team haven’t won the Worlds a single time.