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Beyoncé admits to lip-synching national anthem

CONTROVERSY: Beyoncé admits to lip-synching national anthem

SINGER BEYONCÉ has admitted to miming her rendition of the American national anthem at the inauguration of President Obama last month (Jan 21).

In a press conference in New Orleans yesterday (Jan 31) she told reporters that she was a "perfectionist" and due to lack of rehearsal time she "did not feel comfortable taking a risk".

She said: "I wanted to make him [Obama] and my country proud, so I decided to sing along with my pre-recorded track."

The grammy award winner said her decision to lip-sync the track was triggered by the weather and "no proper soundcheck".

"It was a live television show and a very, very important emotional show for me and one of my proudest moments," she said.

Beyoncé insisted she would be singing live for her half-time Superbowl performance on Sunday (Feb 3), one of the most-watched TV events in the United States.

"I will absolutely be singing live. This is what I was born to do, it is what I was born for."

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