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Beyonce's Dad Was Right

Hoax, Hoax, Hoax!!!

4/22/2009 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


0422_beyonce_ex_c-1Beyonce
has officially been cleared of all bad singing charges -- the atrocious supposed "board mix" of her performance on "The Today Show" last year was altered after all.

Just as Mathew Knowles told us, the audio clip that many people believed was leaked from "Today" was indeed a fake.

In fact, TMZ found the person behind the prank who was surprised it went as far as it did, saying, "It's a little bit crazy. No one in their right mind would sound like that, and no one would cheer for someone singing like that."

Apparently, the dude never went to an Ashlee Simpson concert...

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76.

Hbomb23    

Howard Stern did nothing but report it and play it before everyone knew it was a hoax. One of the first things he said on his show this morning is that they learned it was a hoax. It wasn't Howard or his crew that created the actual hoax tape you idiot.

Shalom' Biotch!

1948 days ago
77.

peacemaker_09    

ha ha ha ya'll bitches is mad so ya'll talking dirty about her. if she didnt have talent she wouldnt be in the position shes in. damn!!! stop hatin!!!!

1948 days ago
78.

Mad Doctor    

Beyonce is just a studio singer more or less.You couldn't compare her to Whitney Houston even 5 minutes after Whitney hit the pipe man,let alone to people like Ella Fitzgerald or Gladys Knight and damn sho' not Pattie Labelle!!Pattie don't even be trying to sing and will rip a song apart!!I'm not saying the girl can't sing.I'm saying people give her more credit than she deserves and her stuck-up,Prince-don't look the artist directly in the eye,diva-like attitude just makes her sound worse than she really is.You know how a beautiful woman can be so ugly on the inside that you don't even notice how beautiful she is anymore.That's how most people see Beyonce.She could be the best singer on the planet but her attitude is so screwed-up that we don't notice how good she really sings and really couldn't care less how good she is.I'm not a hata or anything.I just call 'em like I see 'em.

1948 days ago
79.

RONICA MYREE    

put a ring on it single lady's when you lived with jayz for 5 before you supposily got married... well i hope the new movie obcession is her best work because i'm still looking for something great out of her.

1948 days ago
80.

Sand    

Mishmel -- you are so correct Beyonce cannot sing and she never could. The tape was no hoax! So what if she went on Letterman -- how do we know she was singing live. We have no evidence of it -- she could have had a tape behind her voice on Letterman. BEYONCE CANNOT SING FOLKS -- LET'S GET REAL HERE.
MOST OF BEYONCE SONGS, SHE IS ONLY TALKING THROUGH THEM -- HARDLY EVER HAVING TO SING. I'M WONDERING WHY ISN'T DADDY KNOWLES SUING THIS INDIVIDUAL WHO DAMAGED HIS DAUGHTER'S REPUTATION. PEOPLE THAT TAPE WAS ACTUALLY BEYONCE AND SHE CAN'T SING...

1948 days ago
81.

Julz    

Look people, u may not like her or her music, but she has a gift and if u knock her for something u can't accomplish it is called jealousy. She has been on the scene for years and has more than proven herself time and time again. It's just ignorant to doubt her abilities now. Grow up!!!

1947 days ago
82.

Julz    

Oh, and to address lip synching, every singer has done it at one time or another whether they have wanted to or not. It's called show business!

1947 days ago
83.

bee    

F***k you all you idiots I just cannot imagine how people like all of you who diss her CAN BE SO DAMN ASS STUPID . C;MON YOU ALL ARE NOTHING BUT JELOUS HATING POOR SUCKERS. YOU ENVY HER BEAUTY AND TALENT, YOU ARE SO STUPID YOU DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT SINGING TO BACK UP TRACK IS DUMB IDIOTS.

THE SONG AND MUSIC WITH MAINLY CHOIR VOCALS IS PLAYED IN THE BACKGROUND WHILE THE STAR SINGS LIVE MAINLY THE VERSES AND SOME OF THR CHOIRS. LIP SYNCING IS WHEN THE WHOLE SONG IS PLAYED BACK LIKE ON CD AND THE STAR JUST MOVES HER LIPS BUT DOESNT SING.

BEYONCE DOES BACK UP TRACS AND SHE IS NOT OF MEDIORCE VOICE-SHE HAS A REAL TALENT AND IF YOU DO NOT LIKE THE WAY HER VOICE SOUNDS DO NOT LISTEN . SHE IS MEZZO SOPRANO.

I FOR EXAMPLE DO NOT LIKE THE WAY CELINE DION SOUNDS AND CANNOT STAND HER VOICE BUT I STILL ADMIT SHE HAS TALENT AND GREAT VOICE THOUGH I DONT LIKE HER TONE MYSELF.

AND YOU PEOPLE JUST JELOUS CAUSE SHE IS MIXED RACE, YES MIXED RACE, Grandparents- Lumis Beyince and Agnez Dereon. Lumis' mother, Marie Oliver was white. Lumis' Father was Alexandre Beyince-Cherokee Indian /White. Agnes was born to Eugene Derouen -White, and Odilia Broussard- White Spaniard/black. That would leave Beyonce being a Bi- Racial African American.

You are just jelous haters hate you all fake bastards you dont know anything about Beyonce and poost these comments, stupid a**holes.


HATE YA HATERS

1947 days ago
84.

Danielle    

Anyone who doesn't think Beyonce can sing, is an idiot plain and simple. So many people hate her, because she is more beautiful, famous, and rich than they can ever hope to be... jealousy is a disease, get well soon bitches!

1946 days ago
85.

Mister French    

I am a professional and working recording engineer. There is absolutely no way in the world that you could alter her vocal pitch without altering the rest of the audio (ie : background noise, music, etc). Thus, this is obviously her live vocal feed that she gets to help her lip synch to the recorded music playing back. Wake up people, the hoax has been her entire career, and I don't even want to mention her daddy/manager ripping off talented songwriters...

1946 days ago
86.

joe    

SHE SOUNDED ALMOST AS BAD THERE AS HOWARD STERN LOOKS

1943 days ago
87.

joe    

BEYONCE IS THE WHOLE PACKAGE/ TALENTED ,BEAUTIFUL, LOVE OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND A SOCIAL CONCIENCE.MAYBE SHE WOULD BE MORE ACCEPTABLE AS A YOUNG BURNT OUT DRUG ADDICT IN A LESBEIN RELATIONSHIP OR THE OTHER VARIETY OF THE LOST THE ONES WHO MAKE SEX TAPES AND HAVE KIDS THEY DONT CARE. THIS YOUNG LADYS STAR IS STILL RISING. JOE CAPRIO /CITYLIFEPRODUCTIONS

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