If she did, so what!

There has been speculation that Beyonce lip-synced her performance of The National Anthem during the Inauguration on Monday.  The rumor started when people seated on the platform noticed that the U.S. Marine Band was pretending to play their instruments.  Which then led to the question… Was Beyonce really singing?

The night before her performance, Beyonce posted pictures to her Instagram and Tumblr accounts that we all assumed were of her rehearsing.  Now it’s speculated that she was actually pre-recording the song.

A Media Officer for the U.S. Marine Band said: “There was no opportunity for Ms. Knowles-Carter to rehearse with the Marine Band before the Inauguration so it was determined that a live performance by the band was ill-advised for such a high-profile event. Each piece of music scheduled for performance in the Inauguration is pre-recorded for use in case of freezing temperatures, equipment failure, or extenuating circumstances. Regarding Ms. Knowles-Carter’s vocal performance, no one in the Marine Band is in a position to assess whether it was live or pre-recorded.”

Since this statement was made, another spokesperson for the U.S. Marine Corps spoke with ABC News and said that she did in fact lip sync.  She told ABC News: “We all know Beyonce can sing. We all know the Marine Corps Band can play. We do not know why she decided to go with the pre-recorded music at the last minute.”

It has been confirmed that the other performances during the ceremony were live, including Kelly Clarkson’s performance of “My Country, “Tis of Thee.”  Beyonce or anyone from her camp has yet to release a statement regarding this matter.

I honestly don’t know why this is a big deal.  Like the spokesperson said, we KNOW Beyonce can sing.  If she did in fact lip-sync the anthem, I understand why.  Let’s say she sung it live and messed up the words or her voice cracked.  She would’ve been crucified for ruining such a historical moment.  So it makes sense that she would take measures to ensure that the performance was flawless.  We don’t know what her reason was for making this decision; she could’ve been sick or just nervous.  At the end of the day, if President Barack Obama doesn’t care, why should we?



Source: ABC News





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