Beyonce Knowles’ flawless performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” at the inauguration was entirely lip-synched, Page Six has confirmed. A rep for the United States Marine Band said that she decided to perform to a pre-recorded track at the last minute.
“All music is prerecorded for the ceremony because there are so many eventualities and conditions that day,” Kristin DuBois, a rep for the band tells Page Six. “We performed, live, the band. But we received last-minute word that Beyonce was going to use the prerecorded vocal track. Those were the instructions we were given. We don’t know what the reason why.”
Beyonce’s version of the national anthem wound up being one of the most talked about, most watched and most shared topics and video on Monday. But this news has people wondering if she’ll do the same at her next big performance: The Super Bowl half time show.