Beyonce Addresses Lip Sync Controversy, Sings NA Live at Press Conference (VIDEO)

It all makes sense now. Beyonce and her people are geniuses. She let’s the “did she or didn’t she” question about whether she lip synced the National Anthem during last week’s Presidential inauguration fester for a week, so that she could make a splashy declaration during today’s Super Bowl press conference. She had the press eating out of her hands. Seriously, if she had laid a big poop on stage, reporters would be fighting over cute nicknames to give it.

The singer started off the conference by performing a beautiful version of the National Anthem. Of course, the issue–at least for me–was not whether she can sing or not. Of course she can. Or whether it was legit to lip sync. Eh, there are lots of stars who choose to lip sync in difficult, high profile situations.

No, the thing that bugged is how she refused to fess up. taking credit for a performance that many assumed was actually live. But now I see, she was just playing the sitch for total and maximum publicity. I guess you can’t blame a girl. Not to say that I’m not still a little irritated.

By the way, according to tweets, she plans on singing live when she performs during the Superbowl half time on Sunday.

Beyonce explaines why she lip synced last week:

“I am a perfectionist, and one thing about me, I practice until my feet bleed.  I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra.  It was a live television show and a very, very important emotional show for me, one of my proudest moments. . Due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable taking a risk. It was about the President and the inauguration and I wanted to make him and my country proud. I decided to sing along with my prerecorded track, which is very common in the music industry. I’m very proud of my performance.

The end. A statement she COULD have released Monday afternoon…  But then, would we be talking about it right now? Nope.

She refused to answer whether she would be re-uniting with her old group, Destiny’s Child, but, according to reports, “her answer made it obvious they would be.”

Check out her Live Star Spangled Banner below:

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