On Thursday, Beyonce made an appearance at the Super Bowl press conference, where she not only responded to all the craziness involving her lip-syncing fiasco during the Presidential Inauguration but also proved that she has the singing chops to sing anything. Dressed in a cute white dress and awesome pumps, Beyonce sang the “Star Spangled Banner” a cappella and when the applause died down, she laughed and asked “Any questions?” Super sassy! Check out more of what Beyonce had to say about the issue!
Her response should definitely put all the indignation she received for her lip-syncing incident at the Presidential Inauguration. Beyonce did confirm that she used backing track for the event, but for a good reason. Apparently, she was so busy rehearsing for the upcoming Super Bowl that she did not have time to rehearse with the bad for the Presidential Inauguration. She said, “I am a perfectionist. 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. It was a very important emotional show for me, one of my proudest moments.”
Beyonce went on to explain that she did not have time for a proper sound check and did not want to take her chances. “I did not feel comfortable taking a risk. It was about the President, the Inauguration,” she explained, “I wanted to make him and my country proud, so I decided to sing along to my pre-recorded track, which is very common in the music industry.” Personally, I think her response was totally reasonable. It was a big event and she did not have enough time to prepare, besides the recording was still her voice and no one can doubt that Beyonce is amazingly talented.
After assuring the crowd that she would be singing live at the Super Bowl because she was “born to do” it, she also claimed that there would be a special announcement during the performance. When asked if she would be going on tour anytime soon, she simply said, “I would say soon, and I may have an announcement after the performance. The fans should just stay tuned to see.” The suspense is killing us!
Check out this video of Beyonce’s National Anthem performance during the press conference:
Lovelies, what did you think of Beyonce’s response to the lip-syncing backlash?