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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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121.

Ih8Taxes    

OK TMZ, she may suck me like you suggested.

598 days ago
122.

Hanapana    

To my knowledge, no one accused her of not being able to sing. People were pissed that she tried to pass off a lip-sync as if it were a live performance. Ya know...kinda like giving birth to your baby versus having a surrogate give birth to your baby. No one accused her of not having a child...just not delivering it.

598 days ago
123.

w    

Too late BITCH!

598 days ago
124.

wldtraveler11    

Hate, jealousy, envy, strife, greed....please don't wear any of these designers or any of there knock offs. They look good on no-one! Try wearing self, get your on life, and do you. This is what all should be in.

598 days ago
125.

Bea    

wow she is so arrogant

598 days ago
126.

Midnite    

Awww the poor haters are furious waa waa. Lol shut it down Bey!

598 days ago
127.

w    

what no ripping out the ear piece?!? She's a fool

598 days ago
128.

BooDa    

Congrats to her. She had a week to practice, before the press.

598 days ago
129.

imajustbme    

this is soooo stupid who cares if it was live or not we already knw she is capable to do it unlike most. its over and done let it go ppl

598 days ago
130.

Kathy    

WHO GIVES A RATS A$$$$$!!!!!!!!!!!!!

598 days ago
131.

Celebrities Suck    

any questions? why is it that singers music sound better on cd's and not live? auto tune is the answer, so when you buy a cd your paying for an auto/manipulated copy not a realistic copy.

598 days ago
132.

Celebrities Suck    

this didn't sound any better thn someone singing at a karaoke pub..

598 days ago
133.

tamara    

IS THAT HEADLINE BIGGG ENOUGH? good grief
I want to see her sing but it won't play.

598 days ago
134.

joyo    

So she's just lazy then????

598 days ago
135.

melodyann    

For me there never was a question of B not being capable of singing, after all we all know she can carry a tune. It was the fact that being invited to sing at a event for our prez was not the place nor time to be lip syncing . No excuses.

598 days ago
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