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Beyonce

Sings National Anthem LIVE

Suck It, Haters!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1/31/2013 12:00 PM PST UPDATED: 1/31/2013 12:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF



Beyonce was on a mission today to PROVE she can sing the national anthem like a pro – belting out a LIVE version of "The Star-Spangled Banner” moments ago on TV … without the help of a backing track ... and she KILLED IT.

Beyonce was at the news conference for her upcoming Super Bowl halftime show when she launched into the impromptu performance -- and when she finished the song, she simply said, “Any questions?”

During the conference, Bey was asked about the lip-syncing situation at the Presidential Inauguration last week, and she admitted she used a backing track -- claiming, "I am a perfectionist ... I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra [at the Inauguration]. It was a live television show and a very important moment for me."

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Beyonce added, "Due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable taking the 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."

A reporter then asked Beyonce if she planned to sing live at the Super Bowl, and she replied vaguely, "I always sing live" ... but she didn't say whether she planned to use a backing track as well.

When asked about a possible Destiny’s Child reunion at this Sunday's halftime show – Beyonce hedged on the answer.

So let this settle it once and for all ... girl can sing.

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91.

Jay-D    

I love how TMZ runs that headline and talks about how great she is of a singer like it was another internet website that kept bringing up how she lipsynched lol TMZ tears people down then backs away whenever it fits them...

525 days ago
92.

Leighton    

It doesn't matter if she, or any other entertainer, can or can't sing/act/whatever. People lie. People tell the truth. Take it with a grain of salt. Anyone who is vehemently upset over something this insignificant should reevaluate their lives.

525 days ago
93.

jen    

beyonce is the one who can SUCK IT! she didn't sing it live on the HISTORIC day it counted, and she can't change history now. how pathetic and clueless for her to continue to not get it.

525 days ago
94.

Cherice    

that was horrible!!!

525 days ago
95.

Dennis    

We knew she could sing it. That's not the point. She didn't do it live FOR THE PRESIDENT, OUR COUNTRY. SHE COPPED OUT!

525 days ago
96.

disembedded    

Sorrry, but she doesn't sound so great here!

525 days ago
97.

robbo    

You suck it!

525 days ago
98.

robin    

TOO LATE!!!! Today is not the INAUGURATION....STUPID...YOU ALREADY RUINED THE President's DAY

525 days ago
99.

Pippi    

YES, I HAVE A QUESTION. WHY DID YOU FAKE IT AT THE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION? NO ONE IS QUESTIONING YOUR ABILITY TO SING, JUST YOUR CHOICE TO LIP SYNC OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM. IF YOU'RE SO GREAT THEN DOING IT FOR REAL WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN ASKING TOO MUCH. BUT, YOU PROVED OTHERWISE.

525 days ago
100.

Cherice    

that was nothing short of an attack on the public's ears.

525 days ago
101.

Daniel C.    

Instead of taking the time with this stupid news conference, she should have taken the time to rehearse before performing in front of the President of the United States.

525 days ago
102.

Sunset Strip Dealer    

Destiny's Child reunion = pure ****. They are going to do a duet of Blame It On The Rain w/Milli Vanilli. Supposedly Beyonce will be using a Mr. Microphone so she can conveniently pop in any tape she would like to sing along with.

525 days ago
103.

popo    

NOW TELL US WHOS THE REAL MOTHER ????

525 days ago
104.

bagladey    

She's sung the national anthem live so now it's okay for her to lipsynch at the Superbowl?

525 days ago
105.

Patti    

Again, the issue isn't that she can't sing, the issue is she SHOULD HAVE sung it LIVE for the inauguration. What is she not getting??? The President deserves that much respect at least considering you endorsed him!

525 days ago
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