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."