After the Barden Bellas’ performance on President Obama‘s birthday disastrously ends with Fat Amy’s (Rebel Wilson) awry airlifting solo, they are suspended from performing in any a cappella showcase. The Bellas’ leader, Beca Mitchell (Anna Kendrick), makes a deal to allow the Bellas be reinstated if they win the Worlds a cappella tournament. Meanwhile, Beca secretly starts a recording studio internship that only her boyfriend, Jesse Swanson (Skylar Astin), knows about. Beca impresses her boss with her mashup skills for Snoop Dogg‘s Christmas album and is given a chance to become a producer. Fat Amy soon finds out and advises Beca to tell the other Bellas.