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Beyoncé FAKED IT! National Anthem Lip Synching Confirmed By Inaugural Official!

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YEP! It's true!

Empress Beyoncé lip synched to her own beautiful voice during President Obama's inauguration!

An inauguration official CONFIRMED our suspicions when they said in a statement:

"She did not sing live. . . Because she didn't have time to rehearse with the Marine Band, she decided to use her recording with the Marine Band. It was all Beyoncé."

Ah well, she may not have sang the Star Spangled Banner live, but what came out of that microphone was pure GOLD to our ears!

And we're sure Lady Bey will more than make up for this not singing live business when she brings her A game at this year's Super Bowl halftime show!

We know you can SLAY live, girl! Don't sell yourself short!

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85 comments to “Beyoncé FAKED IT! National Anthem Lip Synching Confirmed By Inaugural Official!”

  1. Me2 says – reply to this


    Who gives an f? Next?

  2. 2

    I am starting to think that you are on her payroll - just like the Kardashians - are you paid to pump her up?

  3. 3

    FAKE: hair, singing, boobs

  4. 4

    I feel bad for the marine band, something tell's me if she was dressed as a hooker and acting like"sasha" she'd do it live.

  5. 5

    I thought performers never sang live at the Super Bowl Halftime Show

  6. 6

    This is what some of these people get paid for, not doing their job (which includes rehearsing), arriving late, being b*tches, treating employees like trash… etc.
    Next time dont praise about how strong you are Beyonce, if you cannot freaking put your feet on a stage, stand still and just sing. There are other people in the world who do have real jobs, think about them.

  7. 7

    So, she made a commitement to sing, but "didn't have time" to practice?? Seems to me, you commit to an important event..you make time.

  8. 8

    Beyonce was not giving a concert in which people paid money to here her sing live!! Get over it already!

  9. Jason C says – reply to this


    I believed she lip synced the first time I heard of it. But the gif on your post. Come on, you're pathetic. Seems like you're reaching.

  10. 10

    Re: violethill – Um, we're not talking about the Superbowl.

  11. Tara says – reply to this


    I prefer it. I hate to see any soul fumble the treasured songs of our nation. We all know Beyonce has the chops to sing anything. This way, we can sit back and enjoy rather than wait in antisipation if she'll get it right. Ease up America the critical and enjoy the meaning behind the song instead of the media behind the performance.

  12. Tee says – reply to this


    This is the same statement that started the rumor in the first place. Not new news!

  13. ME.. says – reply to this


    "Why is this an issue?"…ugh, so stupid

  14. ellen vickers says – reply to this


    I thought Kelly Clarkson did a better job than she did anyway and she sang her song.You go Kelly love your music and voice.

  15. Your Mammy says – reply to this


    What's the big deal? Obama has Faked being a president…

  16. 16

    Re: violethill – Real one do. The Stones did.

  17. George says – reply to this


    Now if that was Britney Spears, it'd be off with her head. -pathetic 👎👎👎

  18. 18

    Re: Tara – You are not supposed to sit back, relax, and enjoy the anthem. You are supposed to stand, sing it, and be a part of it. Too bad that isn't possible when singers like Beyonce ruin it.

  19. 19

    if you make MILLIONS singing, you shouldn't have to go have a "studio version" to fake with.

  20. ana says – reply to this


    So what is she lip sing she was awsome !!!!!!!!!!!!
    Get over it !!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. 21

    i prefer when they just put some kid who can actually sing out there singing live then some jumped up singer/actress faking it prob fakes orgasms too… oooohhh oooohh ahhhhhhh ommmyy god jayyyy zzzz.. what a gype..

  22. Briella says – reply to this


    Honestly what beyonce did didn't make sense to me. I'm a huge beyonce fan but I was disappointed that she lip synced. I could tell when beyonce lip syncs because when she's singing for real, her far be turning Chinese and she makes those strong looks when she sings. But at the same time the Wall Street journal did an audio boost of her mic and you can hear her singing. It is what it is, all I know is she better make up for this at superbowl!

  23. Rose says – reply to this


    Re: rosebud99
    So agreeing with you on this one. Either don't sing it and tell them to get someone else, or sing it and mean it. This song, is itself an 'oath.'. Not singing it, is very telling. It is false. This is not just a song.

  24. deedee says – reply to this


    she faked singing…but i bet she got paid real money to sing…if ur a singer and thats what u do for a job, then u should sing,not lip-sync!!!

  25. 25

    IF you caught the radio buzz this morning, you would know that yes, she pre-recorded the track with the Marine Band, but it was for her to cue to (hence the ear bud thingy) - we were not meant to hear that track, but if you were listening to the CNN broadcast you (mistakenly) heard BOTH the live and the pre-recorded tracks (everyone else just played the live feed). Either way, what you heard was live. See what happens when we talk out our a$$ without confirming anything?

  26. RainbowBrite says – reply to this


    Who cares seriously? So she lip synched. As long as she doesn't do it all the time, who gives two shits? Unlike a lot of other people who lip synch, Beyonce has more than proven she has the pipes for it. Least it wasn't a Mili Vanili style.

  27. manda says – reply to this


    i agree with violet hill. noone ever sings the superbowl halftime show live, its a bunch of BS as well. id honestly rather someone who isnt even a good singer get up there and sing live to make money than to pay the rich to get richer on some lip synching BS. ugh so annoying.

  28. 28

    my roomate's mother makes $79 every hour on the internet. She has been out of a job for 5 months but last month her check was $21010 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read more on this site Great70.com

  29. ME says – reply to this


    Re: MarioLardvagina


  30. JustinTrevor says – reply to this


    Sasha Fierce ain't so fierce after all. A Fierce Diva doesn't lip-synch. Aretha Franklin more than twice her age sang the national anthem live. Aretha Franklin is a real artist though so I guess it's not fair to compare her to whatever Beyonce is…

  31. Really??? says – reply to this


    How do you not have time to rehearse for possibly the MOST important performances she will do this year?

  32. Fake Fake Fake says – reply to this


    B. faked her singing and her PREGNANCY!!!!!! She is all about the attention at any cost!
    she should learn form L. Armstrong in….


  33. chacha says – reply to this


    Re: George – I 100% agree with you! Other artists bash Madonna and Britney for lip synching, however Beyoncé gets a free pass for doing the same thing. I don't get it…I like Beyoncé, but I do feel that she should have taken the time to prepare for an event like this. Beyoncé is not a great singer, but a good singer, however Beyoncé is a great performer.

  34. deesaidit says – reply to this


    Actually she sang live while the prerecorded track of her with the band played….. The up close video where your can hear her singing into the microphone against the recording is all over YouTube. Everybody keeps reading these blogs and forums to make these outlandish and uninformed critiques instead of going out and doing they're own research. If they said in a blog that the state you currently live in sunk into the ocean you'd probably believe that too.

  35. 35

    LMAO What is this? Excuse number 101 now? Every day they cone out with a new one until they find one people like.

  36. nataliaa says – reply to this


    Re: shaygirl1309 – totally agreee !

  37. Yankeesgirl38 says – reply to this


    Wouldn't be the first time an artist faked a "live" performance.

  38. BEYWANCE says – reply to this



    RIP… :(

  39. Flop Please says – reply to this


    Beyonce is just a STUDIO SINGER !!!!!!

  40. WHAT A MORON says – reply to this


    BEYONCE—————————-> JANET PT 2

  41. Beyonce Is A Scammer says – reply to this


    ..not going to watch her SuperBowl. What a waste of time, money and space.

  42. Befraudyonce Knowles says – reply to this


    “Beyonce is cliche of everything that has ever been disingenuous about the music business. A soulless Mariah Doll, with plastic doll parts pregnancy, who was plucked off the streets of no where and put on–simply because the outfit was her size. In other words: commerce…created and puppet mastered by money grubbing music husband.

    The bottom line is that Beyonce was not built to last and is very “replaceable.” This is why she does not take breaks, and repetitiously puts out a generic by-the-numbers pop album every year. Being that she has little ‘star power,’. She mingles with the President to make her look important in order to sustain her momentum she has to continually strike while the iron is hot, while employing a multitude of petty ‘stunts’ to get attention (tacky baby, fake her colors,filling her butt with chemicals, referencing her tumultuous relationship with her dad to be in the cover of magazines.

    Rest in peace, hope your earpiece will save your Halftime Superbowl in which the last show you will ever perform before you join Fantasia Barrino and Janet Jackson hall of shame.

    Good Bye. :(

  43. LOL says – reply to this


    Beyonce- QueenOfLipSynching !!!!!

  44. Mariah says – reply to this



  45. Yucky says – reply to this


    Queen of Fake just like her bleached skin and hair…the rest go figure :D

  46. Lupus Gaga says – reply to this


    White trash wannabe…I hate her.

  47. Truth Tea Spilled says – reply to this


    ***************Beyonce: The female Lance Armstrong of Music*******************

  48. Im Ready says – reply to this


    Boooooooo Boooooooooo…I hope the SuperBowl crowds will do that.

  49. WAKE UP USA says – reply to this



  50. Yawn says – reply to this


    Next stop…she will crawling her fake ass to Oprah. Just wait….

  51. Im Done says – reply to this


    she is a scammer…good actress too!

  52. Timbomaximus says – reply to this


    Seriously ppl, she's been around long enough and produced alot of good music, she's the whitney Houston of this Gen. (minus the obvious) Cut the girl a break! It's Not like she hasn't earned it.

  53. TRUTH PREVAILS says – reply to this


    Re: Befraudyonce Knowles

    YOU NAIL IT !!!!!

    "Rest in peace, hope your earpiece will save your Halftime Superbowl in which the last show you will ever perform before you join Fantasia Barrino and Janet Jackson hall of shame.

    Good Bye. :)

  54. whatever says – reply to this


    Re: Timbomaximus

    Puhlessze, she hasn't done anything groundbreaking in the last 4 year. Time to sit her fake ass down and pop out more fake baby.


  55. The Scammer's Child says – reply to this


    Get ready to be booed at the SuperBowl :D

  56. Cant Wait says – reply to this


    The SuperBowl will boo her….for sure !!!!!

  57. 57

    Re: RainbowBrite – She does it all the time.

  58. 58

    All Beyonce with editing and stuff…loved the ear piece coming out at the end. That was a good lip sync performance…lol

  59. KELLY says – reply to this


    BTW, I SUNG LIVE… :)

  60. Fed Up With Mess says – reply to this


    Re: fabulousdivabuns

    Beyonce is too much of a fraud !!!! :(

  61. julie from SW Oz says – reply to this


    Perez, please dude, you'd be slanging any other singer for lip synching. a bit of ass licking me thinks

  62. 62

    No, she did not. And for someone that is supposed to be have some expertise on music, you've LOST all credibility.

    I suggest you check out these sources and Stop the lies…do your homework Perez. Kids these days have no idea how anything is supposed to sound live and when you do have someone that does, don't knock them but research to see if that's even a possibility

  63. Disgusting Vile says – reply to this


    scammer named Beyonce.

  64. jham says – reply to this


    Another overpaid "artist" I have always found her disingenuous but this takes the cake.

  65. jham says – reply to this


    National Embarassment

  66. Jham says – reply to this


    Re: soulgirl – No she was just singing the national anthem for our President's inauguration. WAY less important than a stupid concert.

  67. jham says – reply to this


    It's the National Anthem at the PRESIDENT'S inauguration. If she can't bring it for that the dumb overpaid fraud can't bring it for anything. I find it DISGUSTING.

  68. BeyonceFanForever says – reply to this


    y'all just jealous….if she can fake a pregnancy and get away with it, why can't she fake singing as well? B can do no wrong in my eyes because as a hardcore Beyonce fan I'm that gullible!

  69. Truth Tea says – reply to this


    Re: jham

    Worldwide embarrassment named Beyonce.. :(

  70. Faf Momma says – reply to this


    Beyonce so last decade..like your ol' toilet seat !!!!

    Flush it then fixed it. :(

  71. a harding says – reply to this


    so in other words she had no "time" for the president.

  72. a harding says – reply to this


    Re: chacha – I agree, she was never pregnant. the baby is too cute to be fathered by such an UGLY man. No time for the president. Shameful.

  73. black beauty says – reply to this


    Beyonce is very pretty, she have great style, a good music carerr, she have come along way from houston,tx…but there were other great singers in her group..they were beautiful and could sing alot better than her…i get sooo sick of black america giving beyonce so much praise as if she could do no wrong..lip synching was confrimed by the Whitehouse..her belly flopped during an interveiw..to much crazy for me.. she is not the only black female singer out there…she need to take a break and spend time with her baby

  74. hellothere says – reply to this


    Re: MarioLardvagina – No need to be racist

  75. drudedude says – reply to this


    Duh! don't you know that ALL the Super Bowl halftime shows are NOT sang live because of recording and streaming problems with cameras and microphones!

  76. The Whole Story says – reply to this


    The Beyonce “lip-sync controversy” continues to dominate the news. Did Beyonce sing the “Star-Spangled Banner” live at President Barack Obama’s inauguration? Or did she lip-sync the national anthem to a pre-recorded track?

    Audio expert, Ian Shepherd has settled the “live or lip-sync” debate once and for all with his comments in articles published Jan 24 by MTV News and the Daily Mail. Shepherd, in addition to a source close to Beyonce quoted by Us Weekly on Jan 23, confirm Beyonce sang parts of the national anthem live. So apparently Beyonce did both.

    Beyonce Both Lip-Synced AND Sang Live

    The interesting thing about the Beyonce lip-sync scandal, is that there is evidence that Beyonce lip-synced parts of the national anthem, as well as evidence that Beyonce sang parts of it live over a pre-recorded track. The reason the debate still rages on is because Beyonce did both.

  77. TheWholeStory says – reply to this


    Veteran recording engineer Ian Shepherd, who has more than 15 years of audio engineering experience, confirms that at least half of what was heard was live. After analyzing both the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times videos of Beyonce’s performance, Shepherd offers the following proof:

    •When Beyoncé starts singing, her vocals are hard to hear because the microphone is set too low, an issue the sound person quickly corrects. If it were a recording, this issue would not be audible.
    •At 1:16 in the New York Times video, Shepherd noticed Beyonce’s slight head tilt toward the microphone as the sound gets more bassy, which he says is the result of an acoustic quirk called the "proximity effect."

  78. TheWholeStory says – reply to this


    •At 1:52, Beyonce removes her earpiece, which some people say is proof that she was lip synching. However, Shepherd told MTV News that this is evidence Beyonce was trying to hear what her voice was doing in the "real" world as she kept the audio feed of the recording in the other.
    •At 2:17, Beyoncé smiles, and Shepherd says you can "hear" that in her voice.
    •At 00:36 in the Wall Street Journal video you can hear the wind blowing and making a popping sound on the microphone as Beyonce’s scarf flies around her neck.
    Beyonce has not personally responded to the controversy. However, Exposay.com reports that close friends and associates of Beyonce who have first-hand knowledge of the situation from speaking with her, say Beyonce didn’t completely lip-sync the song. They also say Beyonce had valid reasons for her last minute decision to lip-sync portions of the “Star-Spangled Banner” and sing other parts live.

  79. TheWholeStory says – reply to this


    As evident from Shepherd’s analysis above, there are several different video versions of Beyonce’s performance available.

    Each video version of Beyonce singing the national anthem has a slightly different sound. In some versions, two voices singing at the same time can be clearly heard.

    It’s standard procedure at events of this type for all the audio to be made available to broadcasters so that each one can do their own mix. There are usually varying degrees of differences in each broadcaster’s version with regard to their individual blend of presenters, music, and ambient noise from the crowd.

    Your personal opinion as to whether or not Beyonce lip-synced the “Star-Spangled Banner or sang it live will depend largely on which version you heard.

  80. TheWholeStory says – reply to this


    Many celebrity singers, including as Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Lopez, LeAnn Rimes and Alicia Keys have spoken out in defense of Beyonce’s decision to lip-sync parts of the national anthem over a pre-recorded tape of the Marine Corps Band, while singing other parts live.

    All agree that this is a common practice by entertainers when performing at inaugurations, major outdoor events, or other acoustically challenging venues.

    Meanwhile a source close to Beyonce says she feels she did nothing wrong and is very disappointed that ”a technicality which everybody does took away from the beauty of the moment.”

    As for the last word on the Beyonce “lip-sync or live” controversy, Beyonce did both.

    But the bottom line is that either way, it was still Beyonce’s voice that you heard.

  81. OhPlease says – reply to this


    Re: a harding – The baby actually looks like Jay at this point…

  82. James Guenter says – reply to this


    She was singing over a recording. You could hear both. Randy Jackson said the same thing.

  83. Joey says – reply to this


    I find this annoying, it's not the lip syncing that annoys me, it's the fact she thinks it's okay to treat the audience like idiots by fooling them into believe it's live with pre recorded vocals, at least with other artists like Britney… they don't pre record the vocals to make it sound live, you know straight away when she lip syncs because they use the studio version, that seems a whole lot more genuine.

  84. 84

    Don't have time to practice for the President of the United States??? Man, Beyonce must think she's pretty fucking special. You MAKE time or give someone else the chance. Someone who will take it seriously and understand that it's a honor. Someone like Kelly Clarkson.

  85. swaray swaliho says – reply to this


    It is so beautiful I like it what you always say make something to me give me about life love I like kiss♥♥♥