During a Super Bowl press conference yesterday, BEYONCÉ admitted that she used a backing track at the inauguration . . . quote, "Due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper sound-check I did not feel comfortable taking a risk . . . so I decided to sing along with my pre-recorded track, which is very common in the music industry and I'm very proud of my performance." But she said she'll be singing live at the Super Bowl.
At a Super Bowl press conference yesterday, BEYONCÉ admitted to fudging it at PRESIDENT OBAMA'S inauguration. But she didn't admit to straight-up lip-synching.
--She said, quote, "I am a perfectionist . . . I practice 'til my feet bleed, and 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.
--"And 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, so I decided to sing along with my pre-recorded track, which is very common in the music industry and I'm very proud of my performance."
(--Check out her press conference here.)
--Beyoncé DID say that she'll be singing LIVE at the Super Bowl. She said, quote, "I will absolutely be singing live. I am well-rehearsed . . . this is what I was born to do, what I'm born for."
--And she started off the press conference by singing the national anthem LIVE . . . maybe just to prove she could? (--Here's video of that.)
--One thing Beyoncé wouldn't do was admit that her halftime show will include a DESTINY'S CHILD reunion.
(--In related news, Beyoncé talks about her miscarriage in her upcoming HBO documentary. You can read what she has to say about it here.)
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