"Any Questions?" Beyonce Admits To Lip-Syncing But Silences Her Critics By Doing This...
Well, it’s official. Beyonce’s “amazing” performance at the presidential inauguration last month was a fake and the singer has finally admitted that yes, she did lip-sync the entire thing. Awkward.
Beyonce, who was speaking at a press conference for the Super Bowl yesterday, confirmed rumours that she sang along to a pre-recorded track of the Star Spangled Banner while she was performing for President Obama at his inauguration.
“I am a perfectionist and one thing about me is that I practice until my feet bleed and I did not have time to rehearse with an orchestra,” said Beyonce.
“It was a live television show and a very, very important emotonal show for me and one of my proudest moments, and due to the weather, to the delay, due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable taking the risk.
“It was about the president and the inauguration and I wanted to make him and my country proud, so I decided to sing along with my pre-recorded track, which is very common in the music industry, and I am very proud of my performance,” she added.
Beyonce performing at Obama's inauguration
Beyonce then went on to confirm that she would be singing live at the half-time show of the Super Bowl on Sunday.
“I will absolutely be singing live. This is what I was born to do, it is what I was born for,” she said.
The star insisted that she was perfectly capable of performing live and, just to prove any naysayers in the audience wrong, she then belted out a cappella version of the US national anthem there and then. Check it out:
After the applause in the room died down, Beyonce asked the hundreds of journalists gathered in the room: “Any questions?”
We have no words except: what a legend.