Now that it’s been confirmed that Beyonce lip-synched her flawless performance of the national anthem at yesterday’s presidential inauguration, we can all just crawl up into a hole and cry ourselves to a sweaty, nightmare-laden sleep.
Ok, it’s probably not the worst thing to happen. But I’m getting the feeling that people are feeling pretty betrayed by the superstar. Why am I getting this feeling? Twitter, of course.
Here’s why it’s pretty much confirmed: The NY Post grabbed this quote from a representative of the U.S. Marine Band:
“All music is pre-recorded for the ceremony because there are so many eventualities and conditions that day. We performed, live, the band. But we received last-minute word that Beyonce was going to use the pre-recorded vocal track. Those were the instructions we were given. We don’t know what the (sic) reason why.”
To crush us. That’s why.
Here are some of the best Twitter reactions about the lip-synching fiasco:
Which impacted the gay community more, Obama’s comments about gay civil rights or Beyonce lip syncing?
The songs weren’t sung. The poems didn’t rhyme. Inauguration sucked.
“Hey Aziz, can you the sing the National Anthem into this mic? I won’t do anything with this recording…” – Beyonce, 3 days ago #Betrayed
Not only was she lip-syncing, but Beyonce totally stole that song she sang yesterday from Francis Scott Key.
Beyonce lied, people died
Wow, Beyonce is just like us. She lip-syncs to Beyonce.
The only thing sadder than Beyonce lip-synching the National Anthem is when ex-Destiny’s Child members lip-synch Beyonce songs in the mirror
So Beyonce lip-synched the national anthem at the inauguration. I’m sure she’ll keep it real at the Super Bowl halftime show.
And if you want to relive the lie, here it is: