Beyonce Does Letterman, Shrugs Off Hoax

Beyonce Does Letterman, Shrugs Off Hoax-photo

Sasha Fierce singer Beyonce looked delightful as always as she stood outside the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York on Wednesday, in preparation for her appearance on last night's Late Show With David Letterman.

As evidenced by the smile on her face, Jay-Z's gal isn't bothered by the recent supposed "board feed" of her singing "If I Were a Boy" on The Today Show.

The recording, which the creator has since admitted was a hoax, featured horribly out-of-key singing.

"Of course I'm just hearing about this today, and I haven't heard it but it sounds completely ridiculous," Knowles told MTV yesterday. "Everyone's heard me sing live...[the release of the hoax recording is] perfect timing, actually, because I'll be on the 'Today Show' tomorrow singing 'Halo,' or tonight you can watch me sing live on David Letterman! It's perfect promotion, whoever came up with that idea."

Nice to know that some people in show biz have a sense of humor.

In case you haven't heard it, check out audio of the hoax recording below. Warning: May cause sterility in some listeners.

 

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