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Beyonce

Did She Butcher the National Anthem?

1/21/2013 9:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


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Beyonce just sang the national anthem at Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration -- but the question ... was it the worst performance of her career?

NO. OF COURSE NOT. IT WAS F**KING AWESOME.

You people can be so negative sometimes.

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Bobby    

You had two blondes and the real one sang the best and live, go Kelly

587 days ago
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Dan    

It's not really "killing" it if she lip synced it..more like bull****ting it

587 days ago
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Coccoyn99    

She screwed up the recording of her song. She tried to add some extra syllables and drag out each word. When she remembered it wasn't like that on the tape,she had to hurry up and hold back. If you recorded the ceremony, you'll hear her singing ahead of the tape. Watch her eyes nearly pop out of her head. I guess she knew the cat was out of the bag ...smh

587 days ago
184.

PinkCandi    

Lol, HATERS!

587 days ago
185.

Darslow    

Unfortunately, Beyonce is not as good as she would like for us to believe, and she did mime to a pre-recorded track; however, it sounded decent. I mean, I don't really expect for her to sing like Whitney Houston during her prime. She's not that vocally talented. Anyways, I think she did a fairly decent job.

587 days ago
186.

Sheshe0608    

NOBODYS VERSION IS BETTER THAN WHITNEY HOUSTON'S

587 days ago
187.

dabest    

Beyonce lip- sync the National Anthem. How lame is that?

587 days ago
188.

Cleanup    

I think she did ok with the National Anthem, there were parts that were very good and others that were a little scary. The Star Bangled Banner is our National Anthem and it should be sung and played exactly as it was written without adding a certain persons own spin on it. Every note should be sung as written without adding extra notes or syllables. Just saying!

587 days ago
189.

Mary Monroe    

I think it was really rude of her to lip sync she was honored to be there to sing so she should of did it live that's the whole point of being there. Kelly Clarkston nailed her performance and did it live with pride. At least if Beyonce did lip sync she should OWN IT and say that she did instead of trying to fool millions of people. Beyonce has no problem getting on stage it's her job it's what she does for a living she's no stranger to that. Truth is the truth.

586 days ago
190.

Thomas8912    

She was probably told to lip sync. She has one of the best voices ever

586 days ago
191.

Jen    

I like how the ONE thing you guys purposely joke about turned into a scandal in the end anyway.

Back to kissing Kardashian ass, you guys.

585 days ago
192.

reefers    

she lips everything, every time. she fell down the stairs on her stage during her concert and she never missed a word. sounded and looked suspicious to me. remember when the 2 guys yrs ago got caught doing it. she can't sing, bottom line.

584 days ago
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MonikkaMarie    

How did Beyonce sound? Like a recording, which was what she did. How come you don't have that on here at TMZ? http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/beyonce-belts-out-national-anthem-live-before-admitting-lip-synching-on-us-inauguration-day-8476782.html. She said she hadn't a chance to rehearse. Boo Hoo. Aretha sang live. If she didn't think she could do it, then she should have passed. She winds up with credit for something she actually didn't do. What, we should give her a pass because she's Beyonce? This was a cheat. How are we going to be raising children who don't cheat, when we approve of someone cheating at their job?

576 days ago
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