CONFIRMED: Beyoncé Lip-Synced ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’

We thought that Beyoncé‘s performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at yesterday’s Presidential Inauguration was breathtaking and epic, but according to the London Times, it was just a lip-synced version of a pre-recorded track.

Bey’s performance was perfect, save for when she removed her earpiece during the song, but sadly, the entire thing was just lip-synced. A spokesperson for the Marine Corps Band, which “played” the background music for Beyoncé, confirmed that the artist decided to use a studio version of the song shortly before her “live” performance. Bey herself revealed a recording session in the studio via Instagram. Lip-syncing is nothing new in the music industry, but there’s never been a reported lip-syncing performance during the inauguration ceremonies, reports the Washingtonian.

We have nothing against lip-syncing during a so-called live performance, but we expected a lot more from Beyoncé. Watch the video again below, and tell us what you think of the situation:

[The London Times, Washingtonian]

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