Beyoncé has gotten a lot of praise for her performance of ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ at President Obama’s inauguration, but what most people didn’t know that Beyoncé lip synched her entire performance. The New York Post has confirmed without a doubt that Beyoncé did lip synch her performance.
A rep from the United States Marine Band confirmed that Beyoncé’s team informed them that she wouldn’t be performing live.
“All music is pre-recorded for the ceremony because there are so many eventualities and conditions that day,” Kristin DuBois, the band’s rep, told Page Six. “We performed, live, the band. But we received last-minute word that Beyonce was going to use the pre-recorded vocal track. Those were the instructions we were given. We don’t know what the reason why.”
This news must come as a shock to viewers, most of whom praised Beyoncé’s performance.
As the Post notes, “At one point, Beyoncé even dramatically removed her earpiece – which now seems even more ludicrous, as she wasn’t even making any noise.”
The track which Beyoncé lip synched to was recorded the night before with the United States Marine Corps Band.
Many Beyoncé fans – and stans – will surely be disappointed to hear this news, but remember that many singers have been caught miming lyrics on stage, so that’s certainly nothing new. Beyoncé loses major points for pulling out her ear piece and playing pretend, but she probably had no idea that the United States Marine Band would spill the beans.