Beyonce Fakes National Anthem
2013-01-22 by andcas | 92 Comments

Beyonce was scheduled to perform The National Anthem at President Barack Obama's second inauguration this past Monday. After things seemingly went off without a hitch, there were some spectators that started to suspect she was lip-syncing for the entire performance.

When faced with the rumor, United States Marine Band rep Kristin DuBois issued that the backing musicians were indeed playing live. At the last-minute, the pop singer told them she was going to use a pre-recorded track, but didn't give anyone involved a reason for this decision.

Perhaps a photo from that day of her holding the sheet to the lyrics is a good indicator that it's not a tune she has memorized in the first place. Then again, when she was seen ripping out her earpiece before the number was even done, it became clear what was going down.

It turns out she's not completely at fault, since not even the band that threw her under the bus was actually playing, according to certain reports. While most loyal fans are running to her defense and claiming it's no big deal, others are chastising the stunt at such an important event.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/22/beyonce-lip-sync-singer-national-anthem-live_n_2527077.html?utm_hp_ref=entertainment

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theacademy
Staff Reviewer
January 22nd 2013

28422 Comments


free ashley simpson

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auberginedreams
January 22nd 2013

6028 Comments


and andcas delivers another crushing blow to pop music. fight the good fight, you pop punk warrior you.

bloc
January 22nd 2013

34768 Comments


I never understood why a citizen would not know their respective national anthem by heart. I'm a Canadian and I fucking jack off to my anthem.

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auberginedreams
January 22nd 2013

6028 Comments


i didn't know they had black people in canada damn.

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
January 22nd 2013

9033 Comments


Meh, everyone wants the anthem to sound good and it's hard to sing when it's cold. Imagine how much worse it would have been if she had fucked up. Woulda ruined the day.

Acrosstheshield13
January 22nd 2013

791 Comments


who cares. she's a twat.

Strider
January 22nd 2013

4598 Comments


"I never understood why a citizen would not know their respective national anthem by heart."

That's all I ever think about, knowing the Star Spangled Banner and La Marseillaise by heart...

lucasjcockcroft
January 22nd 2013

3703 Comments


she should have sang the african-american national anthem

newjunk2
January 22nd 2013

230 Comments


Pop "musicians" seem to rarely ever perform live. They perform the dance moves, don't expect them to actually sing the songs.

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
January 22nd 2013

9033 Comments


Taylor Swift sang live in the past but I really doubt she still does

Strider
January 22nd 2013

4598 Comments


"Pop "musicians" seem to rarely ever perform live. They perform the dance moves, don't expect them to actually sing the songs."

Yeah I don't quite get that. They have an armada of dancers to do the moves on stage, why not do what they make their money off of, sing? Especially for people like Beyonce who have powerful voices.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 22nd 2013

50088 Comments


"I never understood why a citizen would not know their respective national anthem by heart. I'm a Canadian and I fucking jack off to my anthem."

I couldn't care less about mine honestly


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FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
January 22nd 2013

9033 Comments


@Strider my guess is because it's hard for someone like Lady GaGa to sing and dance at the same time so it's the difference between actually performing live and giving a shit performance and putting on a CD all the kids have heard 5000 times and electrifying the crowd. People go to pop shows for the spectacle more than anything else.

DatsNotDaMetulz
January 22nd 2013

1747 Comments


I couldn't care less about national anthems either. You only need to know one verse of God Save the Queen to get away with it here and I can barely remember that.

Sauce
January 22nd 2013

686 Comments


probably found it appropriate to be corrupt and deceptive, to match with the politics.

Strider
January 22nd 2013

4598 Comments


"@Strider my guess is because it's hard for someone like Lady GaGa to sing and dance at the same time so it's the difference between actually performing live and giving a shit performance and putting on a CD all the kids have heard 5000 times and electrifying the crowd. People go to pop shows for the spectacle more than anything else."

I guess you're right. Lady Gaga though does manage to actually sing and dance. I still think it's a shame though. I'd rather see someone fuck up a bit in the vocal department than turn to ridicule because he/she is lip-syncing

Apollo
January 22nd 2013

10290 Comments


Why anyone is surprised a manufactured pop star would lip sync a live performance is beyond me.

TooLateToGoBack
January 22nd 2013

1762 Comments


Would still smash.

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deathofasalesman
January 22nd 2013

5824 Comments


She couldn't try harder to memorize the national anthem for the president's goddamn inauguration?

KjSwantko
January 22nd 2013

9277 Comments


"She couldn't try harder to memorize the national anthem for the president's goddamn inauguration?"

Exactly what I was thinking. Da fuck is the matter with people these days.

ILJ
January 22nd 2013

6662 Comments


Honestly, people blow this shit way out of proportion. Yeah yeah, we know that you think she should do it live, but honestly, it's a really fucking important day and I don't see the problem with doing this to avoid screwing it up, since, ya know, it's really fucking important, and the flak would be so much worse if she had tried to do it live and then fucked it up. Lip syncing a regular concert is stupid, lip syncing this to avoid ruining something extremely important isn't altogether a bad choice. I mean try to imagine the nerves behind doing something like that. Shit, I get nervous in an interview with one person, she's performing in front of a ton of people, including the president.

Obviously, I don't know why she chose to lip sync it, but people are overreacting to this. It's not like she's the first person to lip sync the national anthem.



ReadyForTheHouse
January 22nd 2013

51 Comments


I don't care about national anthems much but at least 'God Save The Queen' has a really good alternate version.

foxblood
January 22nd 2013

6797 Comments


andcas article called it dam

foxblood
January 22nd 2013

6797 Comments


it also has 666 views right now i am on a roll. bahamas here i come

undertakerpt
January 22nd 2013

1267 Comments


Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi,
Gwlad beirdd a chantorion, enwogion o fri;
Ei gwrol ryfelwyr, gwladgarwyr tra mâd,
Tros ryddid gollasant eu gwaed.

Gwlad, Gwlad, pleidiol wyf i'm gwlad.
Tra môr yn fur i'r bur hoff bau,
O bydded i'r hen iaith barhau.

Sing my countries anthem Beyonce.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
January 22nd 2013

21783 Comments


@bloc not everyone's a patriot

I can barely hum to la marseillaise and I don't give a fuck about the queen

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c0nf1n3d
January 22nd 2013

281 Comments


It's not as big of a deal as people are making it out to be (seriously CNN...you don't need to talk about it for an hour). It's still kinda lame, but that's really all that can be said about it now.

SCREAMorphine
January 22nd 2013

1752 Comments


She is useless..

I agree with Apollo

Buzzkillr
January 22nd 2013

1541 Comments


you read the huffington post...

and last inauguration, Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman had a recording played because it was apparently too cold for their instruments. it's not unheard of, and being so outraged by it is unwarranted

Gyromania
January 22nd 2013

15488 Comments


great article andcas

Captain North
January 22nd 2013

6784 Comments


Good article.

Also, fuck patriotism. Who cares.

Skoj
January 22nd 2013

1115 Comments


Fucking, everybody does this. Who gives a fuck.

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 22nd 2013

50088 Comments


This is like being surprised that pornstars fake orgasms


Relinquished
January 22nd 2013

24921 Comments


another pat on the back for andcas

somebody make him a news mod

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
January 22nd 2013

21783 Comments


at least the stories he flags up are interesting

At least compared to most of what gets tossed about here

Relinquished
January 22nd 2013

24921 Comments


that's right andcas enjoy the haters it's the right thing to do

dcha
January 22nd 2013

990 Comments


Why anyone would be beyond themselves of why anyone is surprised a manufactured pop star would lip sync a live performance is beyond me.

ConcubinaryCode
January 22nd 2013

2064 Comments


Obama was probably thinking of dat ass the whole time anyway.

auberginedreams
January 22nd 2013

6028 Comments


gross she's not even hot, obama should have better standards.

auberginedreams
January 22nd 2013

6028 Comments


probably, i mean she looks like a gorilla so i wouldn't doubt her strength.

GiaNXGX
January 22nd 2013

4867 Comments


haha

GiaNXGX
January 22nd 2013

4867 Comments


auberginedreams is part of the ku klux klan agreed

bach
January 22nd 2013

12331 Comments


I'd still fuck Beyonce.

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GiaNXGX
January 22nd 2013

4867 Comments


she's fucking ugly

GiaNXGX
January 22nd 2013

4867 Comments


I would fuck someone with class, dita von teese or a redhead like christina hendricks

TheFonz123
January 22nd 2013

2795 Comments


My god she is hot

auberginedreams
January 22nd 2013

6028 Comments


christina hendricks is hot, dita von teese is ugly.

GiaNXGX
January 22nd 2013

4867 Comments


dita von teese is someone you marry and never let go.


marilyn faggotson did

GiaNXGX
January 22nd 2013

4867 Comments


eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh

GiaNXGX
January 22nd 2013

4867 Comments


whoa yes, protip: extremely attractive women like gothic makeup, 12 cm penises, and awful taste in clothing.

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
January 22nd 2013

9033 Comments


Evan Rachel Wood is pretty fine agreed

CosmicTiger
January 22nd 2013

24 Comments


After watching the video of her performance, it looks/sounds as if she was singing along with the pre-recorded track. There were brief moments in which two voices -- out of sync with one another -- stuck out. By no means is this a defense; the pre-recorded vocal track was obviously far louder in the mix than her actual singing.

auberginedreams
January 22nd 2013

6028 Comments


why do you have such specific knowledge of his genitals?

ThePac
January 22nd 2013

219 Comments


great idea guys why don't we get beyonce in to sing the national anthem...only she won't actually sing it.

praise be popular music culture

GiaNXGX
January 22nd 2013

4867 Comments


i knew saying that wasn't a bright idea

J0ckstrapsFTW
January 22nd 2013

3652 Comments


What a bitch

TheMoonchild
January 22nd 2013

480 Comments


If you can fake a pregnancy, you can fake a performance.

DoubtGin
January 22nd 2013

6748 Comments


oh no

RosaParks
January 22nd 2013

14837 Comments


american national anthem sucks dick so idc

dimsim3478
January 22nd 2013

4885 Comments


It's somewhere in their discography...

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Captain North
January 23rd 2013

6784 Comments


Packing heat? Since when is 12cm a big dick

Recspecs
January 23rd 2013

9829 Comments


Aubergine you haven't committed suicide yet?

auberginedreams
January 23rd 2013

6028 Comments


you haven't died of aids yet? i figured you'd be having more fourways with three guys.

Wolfhorde
January 23rd 2013

13011 Comments


Because Sputnik obviously knows best what counts most in life, relationships and careers.

Wolfhorde
January 23rd 2013

13011 Comments


general statement, also hinting to the inherent stupidity regarding the marilyn manson comment.

RosaParks
January 23rd 2013

14837 Comments


uhAHHHHHHHHHH

XingKing
January 23rd 2013

10451 Comments


Why didn't the president choose a better singer, like a jazz musician or something?

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
January 23rd 2013

9033 Comments


Jazz musicians don't sing silly

fromtheinside
January 23rd 2013

18041 Comments


i cannot, for the life of me, figure out why this is such a big deal. i couldn't believe i had seen it on three separate news programs earlier. what are we showing our kids on news these days? what happened to the days of the local murder and the wars overseas?

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XingKing
January 23rd 2013

10451 Comments


That shit makes people depressed. They'd rather be angry at pop stars than sad about children being murdered

henryChinaski
January 23rd 2013

2723 Comments


Yeah sure everybody does it, but at an inauguration? Cmon man...That's just embarrassing.

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ILJ
January 23rd 2013

6662 Comments


Probably better for her career than screwing up the lyrics live.

SlMBOLlC
January 23rd 2013

4978 Comments


"Beyonce Fakes National Anthem"

umm we're not all american

BigPleb
January 23rd 2013

35916 Comments


Still bang her regardless

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Keyblade
January 23rd 2013

14698 Comments


lol @ not being able to memorize it.

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Azn.
January 23rd 2013

5604 Comments


as expected

Hospital
January 23rd 2013

2052 Comments


I never understood why a citizen would not know their respective national anthem by heart. I'm a Canadian and I fucking jack off to my anthem.

lol /thread funny shit even tho i dont know mine

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
January 23rd 2013

21783 Comments


umm we're not all american

When it's obvious what the story relates to does it really matter?

AdolfChrist
January 23rd 2013

1738 Comments


"I never understood why a citizen would not know their respective national anthem by heart"

because fuck the USA.

Mookid
January 23rd 2013

1340 Comments


Wonder if Kelly Clarkson did the same hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Hep Kat
January 23rd 2013

15343 Comments


umm we're not all american


she's an american singer. what fucking anthem do you expect her to not be singing you uppity little prick?


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Hep Kat
January 23rd 2013

15343 Comments


USA
USA
USA

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
January 23rd 2013

21783 Comments


beyoncé fails to sing italian national anthem at us presidential inauguration

world in shock

GiaNXGX
January 23rd 2013

4867 Comments


lol

Raz0rGrind23
January 23rd 2013

423 Comments


America Fuck Yeah!

nylertickel2
January 23rd 2013

167 Comments


Queen B goes down a rung

Imperial
January 23rd 2013

1725 Comments


w/e

Azn.
January 25th 2013

5604 Comments


I mean what did we REALLY expect from a singer of that genre of music

Azn.
January 25th 2013

5604 Comments


Realistically no

thumbcrusher
January 28th 2013

3591 Comments


hmm singers are supposed to sing

thumbcrusher
January 28th 2013

3591 Comments


lol andcas that video's awesome

Azn.
January 28th 2013

5604 Comments


but it's pop



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