Beyonce to Press: Boo, Yah! I Can Sing Live (VIDEO)
The R&B star handily addressed last week's inauguration lip-syncing controversy with a surprise performance.
On Thursday, Beyonce Knowles shut down any criticism that still lingers from lip-sync-gate after last week’s inauguration ceremony for President Barack Obama.
During a press conference ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl performance, Beyonce surprised press by asking them to stand. She then launched into a live performance of the national anthem. And it was pretty flawless.
And, of course, the first reporter asked her to address the controversy of using a backing track during the inauguration ceremony.
“I am a perfectionist. And one thing about me, I practice until my feet bleed,” she answered.
“The inauguration was about the President. I wanted to make him and the country proud," she continued. "I decided to sing along with my pre-recorded track, which is something that is common in the music industry. I always sing live. The inauguration was unfortunately a time when I didn't have time to rehearse with the the orchestra, because I was rehearsing for the Super Bowl. I'm very proud of my performance.”
She added, “This is what I was born to do, what I was born for.”
The stunning songstress didn't disappoint in the fashion department either. Queen Bey wore a Olcay Gulsen white leather mini dress ($770) and Jimmy Choo barbs shoes ($695).
Piers Morgan: #Beyonce singing national anthem live at her press conference was one of the smartest, coolest things I've ever seen a star do. Magnificent!
Andy Cohen: I don't know WHAT has to happen in the next 7 hours for @BeyonceNOT to get my Mazel tonight! #PreachB
Richard Lawson: "I don't have a toothbrush. I have my whole skull replaced twice a day." - Beyonce
Catt Sadler: Beyonce: Pure Class. Don't need to answer to NO body. Step OFF. I'm the queeeeeeeeeeen. #hero
Russell Simmons: Beyonce killed it http://bit.ly/11nAbaS
Pete Wentz: beyonce > everything else
Watch Beyonce’s surprise performance above.