So wait… what was all that ear piece business about Beyoncé!?!!
Lady Bey STUNNED America with her flawless rendition of the Star Spangled Banner during President Obama 's inauguration Monday…
But it seems Jay-Z's wife wasn't being 100% honest up on that podium, as she apprently LIP SYNCHED her entire performance using a previous recording of herself singing the tune!
And yes, it is normal for musicians to pre-record something for SUCH a momentous televised occasion, but isn't it kind of a shame that she acted as if she were singing in real time?!
Why the pageantry?!
Kristin DuBois, a rep for the United States Marine Band who backed Mz Bey, explains:
"All music is pre-recorded for the ceremony because there are so many eventualities and conditions that day. We performed, live, the band. But we received last-minute word that Beyonce was going to use the pre-recorded vocal track. Those were the instructions we were given. We don’t know what the reason why."
Part of the reason Beyoncé was hesitant to belt out our National Anthem live could be because she barely had any time to rehearse the iconic song with the Marine Band, thus we kinda understand her actions.
It was like an insurance policy!
But we still feel so CHEATED!
We just hope she doesn't pull such shenanigans at her HIGHLY publicized Super Bowl halftime show! We're looking forward to that like a kid waits for Christmas!
You know how to deliver, B! Don't let us down!!!
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