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Beyoncé Didn't Think There Was ANYTHING Wrong With Using Pre-Recorded Track!?

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Beyoncé had to sing the national anthem in CHIILLZ weather… for the PRESIDENT and (basically) the WHOLE WORLD at the 2013 Inauguration.

So naturally… gurl took some precaution!

And according to a close source, it seems an apology won't be happening anytime soon! Cuz in her mind, what's the big effing deal!?!

An insider close to the whole scandal swears by it, saying:

"She didn't think there was anything wrong with it. Pavarotti has done it! It was freezing out, and if she messed up just one note, that would have been the story. Everybody uses these tracks, and the music director advised it. Any big outdoor live performance is almost always with some kind of track."


You know we LOVE IT when performers take huge risks — and singing 100% live in that kind of weather would definitely be considered one — but Bey still brought it!

And ya know what?? She did sing live… just on top of the track, according to the source:

"She did sing, but used a track. A technicality which everybody does took away from the beauty of the moment."

Don't even worry about the haterz, QB!

You've got BIG stars behind your back! And any American citizen who felt disrespected, well.. we're sure you'll win them back at the Super Bowl!

CLICK HERE to learn about other celebs who were caught lip-synching!

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31 comments to “Beyoncé Didn't Think There Was ANYTHING Wrong With Using Pre-Recorded Track!?”

  1. MalaAjda says – reply to this


    I think she rocks !!

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    I think she rocks!!!

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    Weren't YOU criticizing her????!!! Now "WE'ER" the haters? LOL. You're crazy Perez.

  4. 4

    I think it's fine if she used a pre-recorded track. At least she is comfortable with herself to admit it.

  5. 5

    Given that she had ONE song to sing and that it was for the President's inauguration, I'd rather hear her sing her heart out & flub a note or two than to have her fake it by giving a pretend performance and trying to pass it off as live.

    She could've just Fed-Exed a CD over to the White House and had Sasha hit the play button. It would've been the same as her pretending to give an emotional rendering of the national anthem.

    Too bad she can't just admit that she made the wrong call on this one. That would garner more respect if she just stepped up by saying "I meant no disrespect and in hindsight, I made the wrong decision to lip synch to a pre-recorded track. My apologies to the President, the President's family, the live audience and the television viewers".

  6. 6

    ….. and no, not "everybody does it". Kelly Clarkson sang live under the same conditions and circumstances. This makes Beyonce's use of a pre-recorded track even more of a disgrace.

  7. RAYMONDJ says – reply to this


    i am not a beyonce fan AT ALL - but I have to say she couldnt win here.. if she did it live and screwed up like XTina did they would have ripped her apart and now she gets bad press for this instead… one of the best versions of the song was the pre recorded Whitney from back in the day… people need to get over it.. having said that though - her superbowl performance is notsomething I am even interested in - she cannot top Madonna's performance last year and Kelly Clarkson ROCKED during the inauguration!

  8. 8

    Why is this such a THING?
    Who cares? it's over - move on.

  9. Leandro says – reply to this


    Whitney and Mariah did it too, LOL.

  10. 10

    Didn't she fake her pregnancy also?

  11. 11

    I think it is funny how you defend her Perez, but if it had been someone with less "star power", you would have been all over how bad it was. hmmm?

  12. 12

    PERV-ez all of these excuses about location/outdoors etc are just bullshit, and yet Kelly did so, beyugly is supposed to be this great singer entertainer yet SHE wussed out. No talent no class no respect, no balls

  13. 13

    I think she's amazing. I would think that after all this she will sing live at The Super Bowl.

  14. 14

    Re: raypearson – agreed

  15. 15

    its a one time affair. if the girl couldn't sing a song, she should have said NO and let someone else do it. I'm sure the Marine Corp band was totally insulted having to PRETEND to play for her. she is a sorry excuse.

  16. 16

    Whitney, Mariah, Beyonce, I'm seeing a trend. Would barbar striesand, alison krauss, or martina mcbride lip sync?

  17. 17

    Well then, as much as I like Beyonce and do think she has a beautiful voice, I have to say that Kelly Clarkson is now way above her in courage and talent!!!!

  18. Rose says – reply to this


    It is not that she lip synced. It's that she choose to do it to that particular song, particularly when she and her husband 'do' such illuminati style music.

  19. 19

    the only reason this is a big deal is because she had that dramatic ending with the ear piece . if she wasnt so over the top, people would have moved on by now.

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    There are real singers such as Adele, Mariah, Celine Dion, Donna Summer, Barbra, Christina Aguilera & others. So, Beyonce , JLo, Rihanna, Britney, Madonna, Janet Jackson belong the category ' Entertainers' which they are also good in what they do !!!! Beyonce just wanted perfection that's all !

  21. prg says – reply to this


    everything about her is fake

  22. kirai1 says – reply to this


    She disrespected the flag, the national anthem, the president and the people. I don't care if you sound and croak like a frog you should sing the anthem live like you're suppose to do!!!

  23. Dane says – reply to this


    Some of yall sound real simple. Kelly didn't sing the national anthem. Singing the national anthem is completely different. And What's the reason for Whitney singing in a closed arena when the BEST VERSION of the national anthem was lipped also. Give me a break. I'm tired of Beyonce bashment and I'm tired of this fake controversy. It's always something with this woman, I'm so glad she didn't even respond to this bullshit. Kelly didn't sound her best and James Taylor sounded horrible. Singing the national anthem is completely different from the songs the others had to sing.

  24. Dane says – reply to this


    Re: DSummerfan – So I guess Whitney is not a singer then because her rendition, THE BEST EVER was Lipped????

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    It was just as cold and risky for the other performers who chose to sing LIVE. Plus if there wasn't anything wrong with it why not be upfront instead of pretending to sing LIVE?

  26. Tobynj says – reply to this


    I'm a fan bt singing obamas 2nd term pre-recorded,as patriotic as she is, was a bust for me…temperature wise, Kelly sang fine with her winter coat lmao!

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    She chose to a sing to a track rather than risk letting people know her voice really isn't "perfect". Her voice is beautiful and there is no question that she can sing, but she shouldn't be allowed to misrepresent herself as somebody who can pull off singing to perfection in cold weather in front of the president and to millions of people, unless she can really do that! Aapparently she didn't think she was up for the task, unlike Kelly Clarkson, so I don't think its right to let her fans think she is capable of more than she is.

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    Re: Dane – I didn't know Whitney's version was lip synced. But it makes me think a whole lot less of it now. Part of the beauty that song was that she managed to do it LIVE, under all that pressure in front of all those people. It made that song AMAZING. But just knowing she went and did it in a studio and faked the whole thing live, not quite as amazing. I will never think of that song the same again.

  29. Ryan says – reply to this


    you know this pisses me off.
    If this had been britney spears, she would have been eaten alive.
    All artists do this, it's part of the business and sometimes it has to be done, as jennifer lopez and leann rhimes both recently stated.
    All artists, including britney herself, have proven they can sing many times, so if a prerecorded track is needed, WHO THE FUCK CARES?

    Perez, your such a fucking hypocrite.

  30. Tnorris says – reply to this


    Some of these celebrities are completely missing the point on this whole Beyonce facade (throwing out her earpiece like she's singing live lol)…yes she can and has obviously sung live before, but when you sing live for other venues and not one of the most important days of our nation (regardless of politics) it kinda comes off as a little disingenuous to not only the President himself but to the nation as a whole…and therefore is disrespectful. Especially to cop out like that since when her management can't even handle managing her own schedule…I'm sorry but when it's an event like this you make time to rehearse…no matter what. Guess some people's standards are lower than others when it comes to honoring our country…the right way. And same goes for anyone in the past whose done anything similar.

  31. JM says – reply to this


    Sorry, but Beyonce sucks…