Beyoncé: I lip-synced during inauguration performance
After Beyoncé's much-heralded performance of the national anthem, an inaugural official said she had not actually sung it.
January 31st, 2013
03:57 PM ET

Beyoncé: I lip-synced during inauguration performance

Responding to the controversy about whether she sang live or lip-synced during her performance at the presidential inauguration earlier this month, Beyoncé Knowles said Thursday that she "decided to sing along with the prerecorded track."

"I did not feel comfortable taking a risk," she said.

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  1. abby1

    It was her voice. Therefore, we do not care that she sang to pre-recorded track. This really is not newsworthy.

    January 31, 2013 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • joejeffrey

      So, you really don't care if someone lies about what they're doing. Interesting.

      January 31, 2013 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dutch

      They should have shot a video with it and broadcast it along with the audio track....It was her body. Therefore, we do not care whether or not she was actually present at the event.

      January 31, 2013 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • MR

      Bet you weren't so considerate to Ashley Simpson!

      January 31, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. RodMod

    Well...DUH!

    January 31, 2013 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. kuewa

    So, did the band blow sync?

    January 31, 2013 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. blueyeddevil

    in other news...I stubbed my toe this morning. Film at 11.

    January 31, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Loki

      speedy recovery!

      January 31, 2013 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saintboy

    Risk...she's nt afraid nw 2 hit d wrng key..is she? Lol

    January 31, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Guesteppi

    Celebs, take a lesson here: When in doubt, tell the truth, as soon as possible. Good job Beyonce.

    January 31, 2013 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Stephanie

    so what, who cares ? Big deal, leave the girl alone !

    on another note, John Boehner actually looks darker than Beyoncé and President Obama in this pic ! lay off the spray tan there Johnny !!!

    January 31, 2013 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • jangocat

      So what? If she is incapable of singing it live then she doesn't need to be up there pretending to sing, they can just play a recording. It's completely phony and fraudulent. Obviously she needed a lot of studio mixing, autotune and over dubbing to make an acceptable performance. Who cares? People with integrity, that's who. Real singers sing, they don't pretend. Look up what Elton John thinks about phony lip sincers...

      January 31, 2013 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Robin

    Way to post a half-truth while omitting what took place at the start of and during the press conference. LOL.

    January 31, 2013 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. pitt04

    WOW.....Now I can sleep tonight.

    January 31, 2013 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Jesus

    Well thank goodness CNN isn't obsessing over it... they just have 1 article about it everyday. Real news is hard. Fake news is easy!

    January 31, 2013 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Burns topee

    "La Fway"

    January 31, 2013 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. joejeffrey

    How pathetic. "I didn't feel like taking a risk." So I faked it.

    January 31, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. whocares

    In the grand scheme of this who gives a S__T

    January 31, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Big Al

    She was paid (by taxpayer dollars) to give a live performance. She did not give a live performance. She is in breach of contract. She must now be obligated to return the money she was paid. Accepting payment for a job not done is fraud and theft.

    January 31, 2013 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • MrComments

      So you saw her Contract? Really? This is a VERY common practice, and I have NEVER seen a Contract like you refer to.

      January 31, 2013 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  15. not news

    uuuhhhhh., who cares...

    January 31, 2013 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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