Beyonce admits she partially lip-synced: ‘I love haters. No shame. No hate.’

For the first time since way before the inauguration, Beyonce took questions from members of the press yesterday – it was a press conference in NOLA for her Halftime performance. I don’t know if Beyonce was forced to do the press conference by the NFL, or if it was her idea to do a big media event or whatever. I guess… props to her for doing it, and props to her for having the balls to not put any limits on what people asked. Of course, this is how she began her press conference:

I want to see the RECEIPTS!! No, she was singing live. Right?!? But seriously, she just did that to distract us from her admission that she did in fact lip sync the National Anthem at the inauguration.

Beyonce proved the critics wrong at a press conference for the Super Bowl. As the singer walked on stage, she asked the audience to please stand. She then kicked off the press conference with a show-stopping, live performance of the national anthem.

“I am a perfectionist and one thing about me, I practice until my feet bleed, and I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra. It was a live television show and a very, very important emotional show for me. One of my proudest moments,” Beyonce said when asked what happened at the inauguration.

“Due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable taking a risk. It was about the president and the inauguration and I wanted to make him and my country proud. So I decided to sing along with my pre-recorded track, which is very common in the music industry, and I’m very proud of my performance,” she said.

The 31-year-old singer also guaranteed that she will be singing live during Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime show.

“I will absolutely be singing live. I am well rehearsed and I will absolutely be singing live,” Beyonce said. “This is what I was born to do. What I’m born for. I love haters. No shame. No hate.”

After reporters were told to move onto another topic, Beyonce said she was honored and humbled to have the opportunity to perform at the Super Bowl, especially in New Orleans, since her family is from Louisiana. As for her setlist, she said it was difficult to choose which songs to perform, adding, “trying to condense a career into 12 minutes is not easy.”

Her plans after the Super Bowl? “I’m going to enjoy my daughter,” Beyonce laughed. “I’ve missed her, I’m working so hard and I keep saying, ‘Mommy will be done Sunday at nine o’clock!’”

Beyonce also said that she “might” have an announcement at the end of her performance — she hinted that it would have to do with a tour. In addition, she refused to confirm a Destiny’s Child reunion onstage.

[From ABC News]

So, her story is that she managed to prerecord the track AND that she didn’t have time to rehearse or have a sound check? Tell me, professional musicians, is that really how it works? And how is it that Kelly Clarkson managed to kill her song live while Beyonce had to rely on her pre-record? As for the “surprise” – SURPRISE, she’s seven months pregnant RIGHT NOW.

As for “This is what I was born to do. What I’m born for. I love haters. No shame. No hate.” That sounds like a tattoo. I’m surprised she didn’t whip out a shank and cut her eyes at the crowd, saying, “I LIVE for some motherf—ing haters getting all up in my bidness. Pre-record that, bitches.”

Photos courtesy of Beyonce’s Tumblr.

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  1. lmk24 says:

    If she was lip synching, what was with the dramatic ripping out of the ear piece halfway through the song? Ugh. Diva.

    • Solange says:

      Today is february 1 st and I’m already sick & tired of her. Just go away woman. I don’t give a shit about her gimmicks and lies.

    • ya says:

      Well she needed to hear her pre-recorded track in order to lipsync…. the track was probably being piped in through the IEMs, and maybe she was having some sound problems with them so opted to hear the track through the speakers instead.

      • ya says:

        hmm just reread it – she said she was singing along with the prerecorded track. So does that mean that she was singing live (but with the backing track as support)? Was the audience hearing her live voice singing along with the track or the track?

    • 'Sup? says:

      I just watched this in the morning news and I see why Beyondfake lip synced. She opened the press conference singing part of the National Anthem and she sounded so basic and coarse, as if she was auditioning for AI. Bey, you are such an over inflated rice puff, product of the relentless marketing media, photoshop and autotune. If she was half the singer she is portrayed to be, she wouldn’t have the need to prove or explain herself at a press conference. When she said “any questions?” At the end of her failed gurggling i felt like bitch slapping her upside the head and answer her with another question: yes biatch, was that you or Chacha Farse? And cut the stupid fake laugh -another bitch slap…. That’s all I have to say.

    • Ajanni says:

      Learn the difference between a lip sync and singing live to a prerecorded track. She sung live to her own voice.

    • sweetshell says:

      Oh, please. Give us all a break. Just say, “I lip synched”. Done. Enough of the excuses.

    • mimi says:

      Good point.

      My main problem is with the press who were not even raising a question about any of that.

      What does it mean to sing to a pre-record? so you can pre-record without a sound check and rehearsing?
      and what did the audience hear?

      The pre-record? if so- then it’s actually lip-sync and why use a confusing language.
      If the audience heard her sing live then there was no lip-syncing.

      I honestly can’t stand how fake she is with everything she does, including her “pregnancy” and odd statements about giving birth that sounded like a clueless woman who has never actually given birth.

      And Why didn’t anyone from the press asked her about her bullying letter and phone calls to the band who accompanies her, when we all know now that they were saying the truth?

      Didn’t she tried to bullied them to lie and backtrack their statements about her lip-syncing?

  2. ADD says:

    I find that video so embarassing… It was so obvious what she was trying to do!

  3. Nashville Girl says:

    Haters gonna hate… (just felt the need to say)

    • ZigZagZoey says:

      WTF I’m so glad she loves haters, because she keeps making more and more of them. This whole thing just keeps going because of HER. She can’t take the criticism, so she just keeps going on and on about it.

      And does she actually admit to using a prerecording track and then say “I always sing live?”

      How incredibly EPIC would it be if her prerecorded tape got stuck during the show. THAT would be worth watching.

      But I’ll miss it if it happens because I cannot watch that (non)powerful pretentious pompous pillow producing pussy promenading, prancing and propelling her portly posterior for publicity.

      I hope she trips and falls and has the most embarrassing show ever.

      • TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

        Agree with just about all of these comments even when she speaks she sounds like a spoiled 12 yr old; Why is the media up her arse Tamron Hall, no mensa candidate, on the today show also oozed over her self-aggrandizing performance before the media; i think i’ll go on youtube and watch some of Jimi Hendrix’s and Carlos Santana’s performances at WOodstock truly legendary – when music wasn’t corporate and bands played without gimmicks – things that today’s younger generation, many of them, don’t grasp because of all the fakery.

    • Troubadour says:

      Hark do I hear the faux witty war cry of the millennial?

      Trite, trite, trite.

  4. sombrero says:

    No bey,you don’t love haters, just the attention and whatever keeps you afloat

  5. Lolly says:

    This chick is so exhausting. I hope her half time show blows. O yeah her “live” singing still sucks so there’s that

  6. hannah says:

    It’s so obvious Destiny’s Child will be there.

  7. supre says:

    she talks about the weather conditions when she was the inly one in a night gown and without a jacket.

  8. emmie_a says:

    Didn’t have time to rehearse? I hate how they keep the inauguration date a huge secret.

  9. Lisa2577 says:

    @Kaiser Beyonce wasn’t forced to do a press conference. The halftime show act always does one. This isn’t new. And she was singing because for some reason everybody decided she couldn’t because of one lipsynched performance.

    • ronnie says:

      EXACTLY. she sung live to shut up all of those people who said she lip synced because she didn’t have it anymore. and who cared if Kelly Clarkson did sing live? That’s what’s great about America. we don’t have to be the same. ugh. she has done nothing wrong except be proud of her hard work and y’all rip her to shreds. I am so excited for the half time show.

      • Gracie says:

        Oh Stan’s, so ignorant, yet so blissful. Beyonce can’t sing, all she does is yell and gesticulates to make it seem like she’s an actual recording artist. She’s just a pop tart like every other “act”, but can’t accept she’s fading into oblivion. She is one of the most narcissistic, calculating, and overexposed celebrities ever, she’s done more than be proud of her “work”. I can’t wait for the Stan’s to attack, *grabs some smartcorn*. That’s my opinion of her, do with it as you please.

      • Jenny says:

        I am really not getting all the people hating on Beyonce’s voice. I think she sounds great and has a strong, amazing voice. I find her whole shtick kind of grating, but I can’t argue with how good she sounds. If Beyonce has a terrible voice, who, may I ask, sounds good to you??

      • V4Real says:

        I’m sorry Beyonce rendition of the National Anthem that she did at the press conference was not good and sounded nothing like the version she did at The Inaguration, let’s be real. It has nothing to do with hating on Beyonce. I was a fan but she has become to full of herself.
        I’m not hating, the truth is she tried to fake a live performance and it backfired in her face. I’m a NY Giants fan and their performance this football season sucked. It doesn’t mean I’m hating on the Giants, it only means that they didn’t live up to the standards that people expected from them and that’s the same with Bey.

        Jenny to answer your question as to who has a good voice; Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, the late great Whitney Houston just to name a few.

      • Jenny says:

        Beyonce’s voice is certainly as good asClarkson or Christina Aguilera, who if you want to be nit-picky, always sounds extremely pitchy. Kelly Clarkson has a powerful voice, but sounds very girl next door with the good voice (good but not special).

        Whitney Houston famously lip synced her powerful rendition of the national anthem at the Super Bowl. What’s the difference?

      • Ferdis says:

        Aguilera sings sooooo much better. When she can remember the lyric, of course…

      • V4Real says:

        @ Jenny I appreciate you trying to go to bat for your girl Bey but there is no way in hell Bey has a better voice than Christina (pitchy or not) and I’ve seen them both in concert. Bey can be pitchy as well. Bey does not have that range and that’s why she usually sings in a much lower key than Christina. Come on, be for real. I’m sure you saw Bey at the conference and that rendition she performed at the Superbowl conference sounds nothing like the one pre-recorded version she did at The Inauguration; she did it in a lower key and it was not good.
        Plus Christina or Kelly don’t go around making statements that their minds are more powerful than they knew and put on a front like they are the hardest working women in show business. They don’t call themselves perfectionists but then turn around and give less than stellar performances. Bey is a pretentious fake persona kind of chick who thinks her BS don’t stink.

        She had been rehearsing for the Superbowl for the last 4 months prior to The Inaguration and yet used that as an excuse to not fully prepare for her performance at the event. That’s unacceptable b/c is she trying to say that she couldn’t take at least 3 days out of her schedule to practice with the Orchestra. I’ll say it again, who practice for a 15 minute performance for 5 months. Artist rehearse for full blown concerts in less time. Bey is full of it and you guys are eating it up.
        Whitney might have lip-synched The Anthem as well but it was public knowledge before hand, she didn’t try to pretend it was live like Bey did. Therefore there is a difference.

  10. Melissa says:

    If singing for the President was so important then WHY didn’t she make the time? Also–condensing my career into a 12 minute show??? Madonna did it. The Superbowl is not a career making make or break show. Does Beyonce understand that?

  11. GiGi says:

    That was just… ugh…

    She should have just ignored it. Singing along to backing tracks is very common, just not usually for the kind of event the Inaugural is. And her live version gave me the chills while her “prerecorded” version fell flat. She should have just done that – or sang live to prerecorded instrumentals.

    And how important is she that she didn’t “have time” to rehearse with the Marine Corps Orchestra – for the President’s Inauguration? D. Va.

  12. Amelia says:

    ‘It was about the President and the inauguration …’
    Yeah. Bitch, please. That was totally her day in her head. Maybe it’s just me and my distinct lack of knowledge about the Super Bowl, but I feel like most people would prioritise an inauguration over a football game with regards to which event you’re ‘saving’ your vocals for.
    Side note, if I scroll up and down using my phone on the last picture, it turns into a weird optical illusion because of the striped leggings :)

  13. Ranunculus says:

    Half ass attempt to damage control the scandal of lip-syncing at the presidential inauguration. If she were as intelligent as she thinks she is she would have come up with a better excuse.

  14. Cherry says:

    What a weird reaction. She admits to lip-synching her performance even though she had her people deny that earlier, comes up with some lame excuse (weather, delay, no proper sound check- anything that’s not her fault), yet she’s ‘very proud’ of her ‘performance’ (does lip-synching even count as a performance? As a theatrical performance, maybe?) and finishes by saying ‘I love haters. No shame. No hate.’
    This has nothing to do with people HATING you, B. It’s just they find it annoying when a multimillionaire professional singer can’t even be bothered to SING when she’s invited to perform at the president’s inauguration. And then lie about it. And then admit it and come up with a bunch of excuses that clearly have nothing to do with it. I mean, if you’re not going to sing live because you fear that it won’t be perfect and you’re a perfectionist- okay. Fine. But don’t lie. Don’t throw in a bunch of theatrics to distract from the fact that you’re not doing what you’re hired for. And stop acting like you’re some sort of martyr! People are calling you out because you’re not doing your job properly. It’s got nothing to do with hate. But yes, you should feel shame.
    #end rant

  15. Riana says:

    Good for her.

    I think a bigger deal was made about the issue than should have been. Kelly Clarkson didn’t kill anything IMO, she did a good job, decent…but not what people want to hear from America’s anthem.

    It’s a damned if you do or don’t situation.

  16. Maya says:

    Idgaf Beyonce is an amazing singer and performer. She killed the anthem at the inauguration and she performed it flawlessly LIVE as well. I’m not saying she’s not a diva but I respect her and she does not deserve the copious hate that this site gives her.

    • Amama says:

      Well said! U couldn’t have said it any better. I don’t know why so many pple hate Bey. She’s a talented woman, and no one can ever take that away from her.

    • Maya says:

      Haha thanks! The articles about Beyonce on this website are so entertaining for me. I’m not even a “stan” I just like her and her music is great to work out to, but her haters are crazed! Like the fact that Ferdis thinks I must be Beyonce because I don’t absolutely despise her. Most people actually like her irl. The whole fake pregnancy thing is ridiculous but I can see why people would think that. However the fact that commenter would say that she’s lying about miscarriage are insane. So are those who claim she’s not a good singer. Do you have ears? She executed nearly all of the notes perfectly.

    • vvvoid says:

      Agreed, Beyonce is a unique talent in the realm of pop stars. Don’t understand all the hate. Plus, she was singing at the inauguration of our first Black president. As a [mostly] Black woman, it was probably too important a moment to risk messing up at all, at any cost, especially for a Virgo.

  17. chloe says:

    Sorry not a fan and I wasn’t that impressed with her live singing of the anthem, sure she can hit the high notes, but she sounded breathy and not so great with the rest of the verses. Of course I feel there is a lot of other singers out there that do the same thing (Christina)they want to impress you with their high notes, but don’t really make the whole song work. I actually like Bey went she first came out with Destiny’s Child, but a soon as she got with Jay Z she turned into a marketing campaign and not an artist.

  18. Hoya_chick says:

    Omg what a stunt queen! Is she serious?! I can’t believe she is getting this much attention and overshadowing the players and the actual Superbowl. You would think she is the main event and the football was secondary. Yuck. I dislike her more everyday. I will be avoiding the whole thing like the plague on Sunday. Oh and like Kaiser said, it takes just as much time to record a pre recorded track as it does to actually rehearse and if Kelly and James sang live then why couldn’t she? She even had the gall to rip out her ear piece too like she was actually singing. Hahaha she is so fake. I bet she thought she could have gotten away with it and is only annoyed that she didn’t. Don’t worry B I don’t ‘hate’ you. I’m not a ‘hater’ I can be critical of your diva ways and dislike you for being fake and not be a hater. Grow up. You really aren’t all that. She acts like she is this legend. Calm down that’s not a self appointed title, it’s given out after years, decades of being consistently fab, Aretha-Tina-Diana-Celine-Barbara. You know those kinds of people. So have a seat.

  19. L says:

    Singing the national anthem before a press conference? *eye roll* It reeks of desperate, diva, showing off, stunt queen behavior. If you’re so proud of your performance just say so. Trying to ‘prove’ you can sing it? Common girl, we all know you CAN. That’s not what people are pissed about. People are pissed about the fake diva, I’m going to rip out my ear piece drama…and you’ve just proved it more with the singing.

    Also maybe you wouldn’t have had a issue with the weather if you weren’t wearing a damn EVENING GOWN on the dais. Notice how everyone else including POTUS and FLOTUS are wearing wool coats and scarves? Try that next time.

    • DeE says:

      Right? Just stay dressed already. Luv being naked and lusted after. I understand the temptation, but grow up; you have been blessed with talent, you are rich. Put some damn clothes on and stop gyrating and spreading your damn legs open on stage. Subtly sexy will stop some of the female-centered hate.

  20. Jayna says:

    I don’t care. Others have lipsynched at the Superbowl the National Anthem, the heralded Whitney Houston performance, Jennifer Hudson’s last year. No one carried on when they found out and it was admitted right away when questioned. It was her silence and having no one admit it for several days and letting this whole conspiracy build, did she or didn’t she, that made it go over the top and the fact that she ripped her earpiece out with a satisfied look on her face like she was accomplishing a big feat, singing this huge song live. That fake drama is what turned me off, not the lipsyncing at all, though Kelly did a great job. Although, after it was finally admitted how it was done, the press still didn’t let it die, which was over the top.

  21. kasxyz says:

    You people kill me…who cares! Do you know her…does she know you? If you don’t like her then why click on the story?

  22. poppy says:

    straight out of the goop playbook.

  23. Anaya says:

    Oh, Beyonce. LOL. She’s too much. I don’t think people were questioning whether or not she can sing. People were just questioning why she didn’t sing 100% live at the inauguration. It’s motive over ability IMO. We already know that Beyonce can indeed sing. She wanted to give a flawless vocal performance but wasn’t comfortable taking the risk of being completely live just in case her live vocals weren’t perfect in her opinion hence her using the prerecorded track. Her excuse isn’t the best she could have given but it’s okay for now. I think if Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor were confident enough to put aside their fears or -ahem -ego, Beyonce could have taken the risk also but her pride (and her ego) wouldn’t allow her to do so

  24. anneesezz says:

    I saw that she made a “surprise” appearance at the press conference. Yeah sure. Nothing that woman does is spontaneous.

  25. jaye says:

    So much of the negative comments about Beyonce are just nitpicking. She lipsynched to a pre-record. It’s been pointed out time and again that it happens in the music biz all.the.time. I feel like if she HAD sang live, people would be ripping her performance to shreds. I just don’t get the hate at all.

    • Loira says:

      I thought that the Inauguration was a very special occasion, symbolic, etc. Worth of artists to show what they got, not making the band fake playing their instruments. They should have just played a record.
      She says it was her proudest moment, why did she not have time to rehearse? Why not better turn it down, it is not like they do not plan these things.

  26. Garvels says:

    The Super Bowl is all about Beyonce..not the Ravens,49′rs or even football.

  27. janie says:

    Sick of this subject! ENOUGH!!! MOVE ON!

  28. Stuart Horsely says:

    How does it make you a “hater” if you realize or point out she was lip-syncing? Don’t get that. This lends even more credibility to the “she didn’t carry that baby” theory, of which I’m an advocate. I don’t belive for a second that she was ever pregnant. But this makes me a hater, does it?

    • anon33 says:


      I am so sick and tired of intelligent criticism being called “hating.” IT IS NOT “HATING” TO POINT OUT THAT SOMEONE LIED, AND PUBLICLY, AND CONTINUES TO DO SO.

      Open your minds just a little bit and stop being brainwashed by celebrities and their utterly contrived bullshit!

  29. mel says:

    AND – she continues to embarrass herself.

  30. Nancy says:

    Beyonce = Lame and Overrated!

    I won’t be tuning in to the half-time show.

  31. Marco says:

    Go Beyoncé! Now put out the single to end all singles so everyone will shut up. Madonna and MJ always got through the bad press by putting out awesome music… I remember around “Erotica” Madonna got just as much horrible press. I really thought she was over. But then she put out “Take A Bow” which was #1 for 7 weeks on the Hot 100. I think Bey could kill it with a heavy Earth Wind and Fire sounding R&B party track. R&B stations are the only ones playing Beyoncé these days anyway.

  32. Feebee says:

    She was born to play at the SuperBowl. Wow, okay. It’s not like trying to get water to war-torn parts of Africa but okay.

    Born to play at the SuperBowl kind of disses the inauguration just imo. She didn’t need to sing at the press conference, we know she can hold a note. She knows what the point is. But she thinks she’s too important for it to be relevant. With this sort of thinking how did Scientology miss this great mind?

  33. Crystal says:

    Prince’s Superbowl press conference was superior. Prince is superior.
    Beyonce can sing but WTF was up with her breathing here ? Anyway she looked good (her body is amazing) and I’m really excited to see her performance. She’s not the most amazing singer but she’s a great performer and she shines on stage. None of the popstars from her era can touch her on stage. Why bring out DC3 when they’re nothing more than her wig holders ? No one is checking for Michele and her shrill vocals. I love Kelly (she’s so beautiful in person and she’s one of the nicest celebs I’ve ever met) but she needs to understand that her career will never take off if she’s singing back up for Beyonce every 5 mins. Focus on your own career boo.

    I’m a big Beyonce fan but the hate had never bothered or surprised me because she’s all over the place. You’re either humble or you’re a diva. You can’t be both and Bey wants to be. She’d have more respect if she just embraced it but one moment she’s talking about how humble she is and the next moment she’s saying she has more power than her mind can comprehend. I have no problem with that quote and I love confident women but she needs to own it the way Aretha and the women in her era always owned their shit. No one would ever call Aretha fake cause Aretha has never played like she’s humble. She’s the queen, she’s a shady bitch and she owns it. Same with Mariah. Mariah is a shady bitch and music royalty and she owns it. Beyonce needs to decide what she wants to be and stop playing games. You’re either humble and sweet or a shady bitch with a big ego. You can’t be both.

    She also needs to realise that Matthew Knowles f*cked up her reputation because he was an awful man and he did awful things to get Bey where she is now. A lot of the stuff that she gets accused of was Matthews work but she sat on the the side and let it happen because she wanted to be a star. The public aren’t stupid, they know all of this so when she claims that she worked harder than anyone else in the business the only person she’s fooling is herself. I mean I love Bey’s work ethic and that she puts 100% into her performances but Matthew stepped on a lot if people to get Beyonce where she is. The hard work came after.

    I’m just ready for a new era, a new album, a new tour, hopefully a new hair colour cause the blonde is just dry as hell and lastly a new Beyonce because the old pagent queen Beyonce didn’t fool anyone and she’s not at her peak anymore so she needs to stop trying to appeal to new fans and work on keeping the ones she already has. I want more albums like ’4′ and ‘B’day’ and less ‘I Am…’. It’d also help if she stopped stealing songwriting credits but that would take a bloody miracle.

    • BeesKnees says:

      The disconnect between the “two Beyonces” is definitely because of her father. She didn’t become a new person, she just had two very different management styles and they didn’t gel together well. I think Matthew tried to make her this humble, super private enigma to separate her from the other “divas” and that wasn’t who she was. I also think Jay Z has a lot to do with it too. Beyonce is a great dancer and puts on an amazing live show (seen her twice) but her public image hasn’t been too positive these days and my feelings about her are a bit torn!

    • ViktoryGin says:

      Crystal, I think you hit the nail on the head. Her whole crusade to get people to like her is ignobly sycophantic and smacks of dishonestly. She’s was better of with her impenetrable ice princess diva image.

    • anon33 says:

      Exactly Crystal.
      Intelligent criticism from a fan. IT IS POSSIBLE.

  34. tabasco says:

    she’s a deep breath away from a biscuit flash in that, uh, “dress?” but i’m sure even her biscuit works harder than any biscuit, ever, all of ours, and deserves its day in the spotlight as well, no? do not question this, Biscuit Haters!!

  35. BeesKnees says:

    This story needs to die already! This was on the local and national news last night!! To be fair, I live in Baltimore so everything Super Bowl related has been on the local news, but the national nightly news felt the need to cover this! Bey Bey doesn’t love her haters, she loves attention which she has gotten plenty of lately. I could care less about halftime because the Ravens are playing, but my dream halftime would be Beyonce singing the Get Me Bodied remix the whole time. I requested that at every club I went to six summers ago just so I could pat my weave, shake my derriere in my Dereon, do the Naomi Campbell walk etc (no matter what crazy crap Beyonce pulls, I will be forever thankful for that song)

    • Crystal says:

      ‘ I requested that at every club I went to six summers ago just so I could pat my weave, shake my derriere in my Dereon, do the Naomi Campbell walk etc (no matter what crazy crap Beyonce pulls, I will be forever thankful for that song)’

      Girl I love you !! LOL. I love that song too and even when I haven’t got a weave I still pat my head like a fool. I shake my derrière but you’d never catch me in Dereon. I’m tacky but even I have standards. I love doing the old school dance too. I’ve seen her 6 times and whenever she performs Get Me Bodied the crowd goes wild. It’s hilarious. Did you like ’4′ ? Any favourite songs ?

  36. Jane says:

    Kelly sang …why not Beyonce? Diva at its worst.

  37. tabasco says:

    two dudes at my work have grown beards and we are having a beard vote today to decide who has the better beard. (not a euphemism, actual facial hair beards). one is kinda scruffy and the other is super manicured, so it’s really apples and oranges, but somehow the first vote was botched (yes, we’re Florida) so we voted again and now we’re anxiously awaiting the recount results.

    b/c this is far more enteratining to me than the self-perpetuated drama of the trick in the stupid ass slutty ref halloween costume from Ricky’s up top.

  38. lisa2 says:

    I hate that the game is second news to this. I love the Super Bowl.. Poor Ms. Keyes is getting NO attention.

    Can we enjoy the game now..

  39. BravoCueen says:

    Used to LOVE Beyonce, but so over her now. I think Mariah Carey’s flavor of diva is cutesy. Beyonce thinks she’s sitting at the right hand of, and slighlty elevated to, God Almighty Himself. And there’s a very clear reason why the press gives her a pass. . . Anyone? Anyone??

  40. BrandNew says:

    If only she wore earrings. The white.dress is too formal to have naked er lobes…smh

  41. HouseOfBeatrix says:

    I LIVE for over the top, arrogant diva moments like this. Beyonce just got a major thumbs up from me.

  42. Dawn says:

    I have never seen the appeal with her. I mean yep she is pretty and yep she can shake it down but she has only an okay voice and that is when it’s autotuned. I won’t be watching the half time show because she always does the same old thing.

  43. some bitch says:

    Go away for a long, long time, Beyonce. I am so sick and tired of this arrogant, egocentric woman. Besides, that “live” version was under-pitch in several parts (the starting two notes) and had breath/support issues.

  44. janie says:

    Beyonce annoys me to no end but the woman can sing.

    The NYP put up a video comparing her “live” version with her live version. I actually prefer the second one:—EQYPxYs

  45. Cali says:

    First, am I the only one who thought the LIVE version was not that great, but just okay? It seemed that she was a bit nervous and it made her voice shaky. Also, there was no need to do this. Bey has many haters and will always have them and I got a chuckle out of her using the word haters lol. She is human and the girl has been attacked so hard her entire career. BUT letting her haters know that they are getting to her is not a good idea either.

    And I get why singers use backtracks when performing in certain conditions at certain times, BUT I do not get why Beyonce done this because she IS a perfectionist just as she said and just as we know. I think of Bey, as she does herself I’m sure, to be levels above other singers and the best performer out there right now hands down. Regardless of what you think of her personally, she is one of a few performers who DESERVES to command high ticket prices and I’m sure her Super Bowl performance will go down as one the best next to Prince.

  46. Cassie says:

    I love when people put the names of singers who are well known by destruction of their voices, only sick fans still believe their idols are amazing singers.

    Beyonce, Aguilera, Clarkson, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey and others. They all have huge problems with their voices thanks to bad singing methods.
    Aguilera who is loved by all had to cancel tours before starting them thanks to the fact she caused damage to her vocal cords and other parts in her throat days before each tour! She has given too many badly done performances that only sick people thought were amazing!
    All these women are good singers with vocal problems!

  47. Latifah says:

    What was the point of singing the national anthem during the NFL press conference? Because you were SUPPOSED to sing it during the inauguration, Beyonce. Instead, you got cold feet and decided to “partially” lip-sycnh your way through the performance. On top of that, you pretended like you did a hell of a job, and were so proud of yourself at the end, with your over the top theatrics and facial expressions. Meanwhile, Kelly Clarkson actually sang live, during the same event, in the same temperature as you did and she did great. There really is no excuse. Absolutely NONE.

  48. sweetshell says:

    Kelly Clarkson sang live and she did great! Why couldn’t Beyonce sing live? Too vain and afraid she’d make a mistake. Beyonce the day wasn’t about you.

  49. Jaana says:

    People need to relax about this Beyonce lip synching at the inauguration situation. It’s really not that serious. In cases of inclement weather, many celebrities, including Whitney Houston, have performed using a pre-recorded track.

    If people want to criticize Beyonce for something, at least make it about something that matters. Over the last 15 years, Beyonce has made music that encourages young women to get drunk, have one night stands, show off their breasts and ass, slide down stripper poles, use men for sex while having them pay their bills, put on their freakum dress and cheat on their boyfriends, as well as encouraging 16 year old girls to lose their virginity just as long as they “don’t tell anyone tomorrow.

    If you want to criticize Beyonce for something, discuss how she choreographs performances, and writes and sings music that includes both demonic and satanic imagery, while making a mockery of Christianity.

    If you want to criticize Beyonce for something, discuss how on one day she’ll visit elementary schools with Michelle Obama, encouraging young girls to respect and take care of their bodies, but the next day, do a photo shoot with GQ magazine where she’s posing half naked with her breasts exposed. I can’t tell you how many teenage girls have personally told me they started having sex early and dress like freaks because they wanna be “Bootylicious” like their idol.

    If you want to criticize Beyonce, discuss how she ultimately married, (after allowing herself to be strung along and cheated on for 10 years) a former drug dealer and convicted felon who has made a career rapping about guns, murder and drugs, while calling black women bitches and hoes in the process.

    But please, lay off her singing. We all KNOW she can sing.

  50. Jaana says:

    If you want to criticize Beyonce, let’s not forget how 10 years ago, she encouraged young black women to go out and get a “soldier”, who she described as a thug, hustler, drug dealer and carrier of illegal guns. Many of the women who grew up listening to those lyrics got their Soldier, but are now 35 and single with three kids by two different deadbeat dads.

    So, finally…If you want to criticize Beyonce, please don’t focus on her choosing to lip synch the National Anthem at the inauguration…Believe me…There are far more important and socially relevant things to criticize her for.

    • Riana says:

      If someone is going to hook up with a drug dealing carrier of illegal weapons because Beyonce told them to…I can’t really be encouraged to believe that person had much of a future regardless of Beyonce.

      Like if Beyonce sang a song telling them to walk into traffic they’d do that too? Lord, that’s an amazing degree of stupid.

  51. lala says:

    I don’t like commenting on people that I don’t like, but this has been bugging me for a while. So even though she admits to not singing live, the media is still here for her, but I bet if it were someone else, they would be ripping them to shreds. Beyonce is not perfect, she is not “the King”, hell Usher has accomplished much more than her, but people don’t go around calling him king. Her stans are worse too, they are seriously convinced that she’s a better vocalist than Mariah Carey, delusional.

  52. Gemini08 says:

    Why does anyone care that she lip-synced to HER OWN voice?? Who cares!! She isn’t the first person to lip sync at the inauguration people. Do you know how hard it is to sing in cold weather?? Your vocal cords seize up. If she had botched it in some way people would be giving her crap about that. i say this is non-issue and people need to get over it.

    • It is ME!!! says:

      You are right, it is hard to sing in the cold.

      And yet, instead of keeping her chest warm with a coat, and her throat as warm as she could with a scarf (didn’t Kelly Clarkson wear one?), she wore an evening dress when everyone else was bundled up.

      Whatevers, yo.

  53. sputnik says:

    if she’s practising singing until her feet bleed then i think she might be doing it wrong.

  54. Jaana says:

    Professional singers always watch the temperature when it comes to their voices. Tina Turner & Aretha Franklin have walked out of events where the temperature wasn’t right. Beyonce inst going to ruin her voice, she can take the critism, she is a big girl.

  55. Emma says:

    Singing at the press conference was so tacky. I’m normally a fan of hers but she’s been going all out recently and her arrogance is showing big time.

  56. Victory says:

    God I love Beyonce! This was awesome. love that she has a sense of humour about it!

  57. emmie_a says:

    This is how FAKE Beyonce is. Look at the pic of her in the striped onesie thing. It is totally photoshopped to make her look thinner. Who photoshops their personal pics?? pathetic

  58. tabasco says:

    Something nice: She sang well here and I think a halftime show is right in her wheelhouse – big energetic shows are a strong suit for her, so I think it’ll probably be good. And then she should treat herself (and us!) to a nice, long vacation.

  59. lucy2 says:

    If she’s such a pro and it was so important to her, she should have made time to practice and do a sound check. And what’s all this weather talk, wasn’t it like mid 40s that day? Not -10 or something.
    For an event like that, it should be done for real. Thousands of singers would have loved that opportunity.

  60. cs says:

    I have to say Kaiser you hit it on the nail with this one. She’s a perfectionist but didn’t have time to rehearse. But Kelly managed to sing LIVE. On the Black sites, everyone is saying she should have kept her father. He kept her interviews limited since he knew she had very limited vocabulary. I thought it was harsh at the time but I have to agree with them.
    The more she opens her mouth, the more I can’t stand her.
    Now the miscarriage, I feel sorry for any woman that suffers a miscarriage. But, Beyonce dances/prances/ boogies on the MTV music Awards stage at 4-5 months pregnant (in 4″ heels) after losing a baby. I would think most women even if your Dr. gives the Ok would be paranoid, nervous, scared that there would be a chance they may lose another baby. But not our BEY! She even rubs the tummy after the performance.

  61. xoxokaligrl says:

    She is overrated on everything.

  62. Maxine says:

    I am fairly neutral about Beyonce but my problem with this whole thing is that apparently she’s been preparing for the Superbowl extravaganza for months and could barely take 2 minutes out of her schedule to actually perform at the inauguration, much less rehearse or prepare the way someone doing the performance normally would. I call that being a DIVA. There are a million performers who would have been happy to put in the work, practice and preparation to get ready for their performance at the inauguration, including rehearsing with the Marine Corps band. Oh wait, I can think of two right off the top – James Taylor and Kelly Clarkson. Apparently they followed directions and did what was supposed to be done.

    Flip the scenario – imagine Beyonce couldn’t get it together for the superbowl because she was too busy preparing for the inauguration. We’d say – don’t perform! Same scenario applies here in my mind.

    THAT’S the problem. Beyonce says she’s a perfectionist but didn’t do what needed to be done to put on a decent performance at the inauguration. If she couldn’t do it properly, she shouldn’t have done it at all.

  63. floretta50 says:

    At the press conference she gived away something very important about herself on being perfectionist, her perectionist personality is at a point where she couldn’t risk not singing a difficult national anthem perfectly for our president and the american people at an historical event. Maybe she was also afraid of ruining her perfect figure by having a baby naturally.

  64. KellyinSeattle says:

    She’s just become too sexualized for my tastes.

  65. Lisa says:

    Oh stop with this fifth grade “hater” business. It’s the equivalent of calling someone jealous when they don’t agree with you. The people who say they love haters are like the ones who say they hate drama, but start it. I just hate glib talkers like Bey.

  66. Meg says:

    i love b’s response-i hate it when people get up and perform and then act like no one has the right to criticize them. you get paid tons to perform for others but we don’t get to have an opinion on your performance?

  67. vegemite says:

    The only reason she admitted to the pre-record is because she got caught.The Lance Armstrong of the music world.The cracks are beginning to show.
    Next time ps dont call yourself a legend when Kelly sang live and you didnt.
    The excuse that other pop stars do it isnt good enough since you constantly shove it down our throats about how,’powerful’ you are and how awesome,blah,blah.
    Wendy Williams is right when she says you talk like a fifth grader…..’Haters’….lol.

  68. Str8Shooter says:

    I am SO sick of hearing about this over-inflated beeyotch and her histrionics. And to the sheeple who keep defending her on these posts with ‘haters gonna hate’…get a clue.

    She lip-synched. She keeps making lame ass excuses about it. And SHE is the one keeping this story alive.

    So stop HATING on the people who call her out on it.

  69. Jayna says:

    Her SuperBowl beginning is a big disappointment. Yelling and dancing more than singing. Destiny’s Child. She needed them.

  70. Jayna says:

    She does look stunning. The girl can move. The second half was better than the first half but no Like a Prayer that gave chills at the end.

  71. Ms Kay says:

    Ok she looked stunning in that outfit!!!! The singing wasn’t great but after all it’s more about putting on a show than singing so her performance was good.

    But why oh why Michelle… She looked so awkward from the beginning until the end, the Single Ladies routine she was… *facepalm*

    The whole show wasn’t that wow because given the overhype around it I was expecting to be kinda blown away, but oh well never mind.