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Beyonce has addressed the controversy surrounding her presidential inauguration lip-syncing snafu.
The Grammy award winning singer was called out for lip-syncing the National Anthem after a member of the U.S. Marine Corp Band member came forward to reveal that Beyonce did not sing the “Star Spangled Banner” live, but with a pre-recorded track.
“I am a perfectionist and one thing about me is that I practice until my feet bleed and I did not have time to rehearse with orchestra,” she expressed as quoted by Reuters.
Continuing she explains, “It was a live television show and a very, very important emotional show for me and one of my proudest moments, and due to the weather, to the delay, due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable taking the risk.”
"It was about the president and the inauguration and I wanted to make him and my country proud,” she concludes adding, “So I decided to sing along with my pre-recorded track, which is very common in the music industry, and I am very proud of my performance."
With the elephant out of the room, Beyonce adamantly stated that she would be singing live during her Super Bowl performance on Saturday.
Jennifer Hudson is slated to kick off the festivities with what will be an emotional performance alongside the chorus of Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 20 children and 6 adults were gunned down in the early school hours.