Beyonce finally comes clean about lip synching at the Inauguration this week…
Beyonce Admits To Lip Synching The National Anthem
Although Mommy Bey and her team have remained silent about the “Star Spangled Banner” fiasco, a source from her camp confirms that she did, in fact, use a backing track for her performance in front of the U.S. Capitol.
Via US Weekly:
She didn’t think there was anything wrong with it,” the source explains. “Pavarotti has done it! It was freezing out, and if she messed up just one note, that would have been the story.”
(Even Aretha Franklin, who sang live at the 2009 inauguration, defended Beyonce, noting to ABC, “the weather down there was about 46 or 44 degrees and for most singers that is just not good singing weather.”)
Continues the source: “Everybody uses these tracks, and the music director advised it. Any big outdoor live performance is almost always with some kind of track.”
Still, the insider clarifies that Beyonce didn’t completely lip-sync the song: “She did sing, but used a track.”
The source concedes that Blue Ivy’s mom — most recently spotted in New Orleans — is disappointed by the so-called controversy: “A technicality which everybody does took away from the beauty of the moment.”
Finally! Everyone can stop being so fake outraged about a thing almost every performer has done or will do in their career. Bey has the Super Bowl coming up next week and it’s clear the entire nation will be watching her closely to see if she’s really about that singing life.
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