Reports are surfacing that Beyonce, you know, the woman we’re all obsessed with, lip-synced her performance of the Star Spangled Banner at President Barack Obama‘s second Inauguration.
According to the Times of London, “A spokeswoman for the Marine Corp Band said it was standard procedure to record a backing track and Beyoncé decided shortly before her performance to rely on the studio version.”
Which means that the music was pre-recorded as well, right? Well, that’s what the Washingtonian is saying, too. “To press seated just below the podium, in front of the “President’s Own” Marine Corps Band, it was evident that the band wasn’t actually playing during the song-even though band director Colonel Michael J. Colburn was conducting energetically and the band members mimicked blowing into their instruments,” reporter Sophie Gilbert wrote.
She added: “On January 20, the day before the ceremony, Beyoncé posted pictures to her Instagram account that appeared to show her in a recording studio. In one, she holds a copy of the sheet music to “The Star Spangled Banner” in front of a microphone attached to a recording device, and in another she sits in front of recording equipment while members of the Marine Corps Band stand clutching sheet music behind her.”
Everyone lip-syncs. We all know this. So why is this the most devastating news ever? BECAUSE SHE’S BEYONCE!
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