YEP! It's true!
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!