As if there were any doubt, Beyoncé showed a crowd of media members Thursday that she can, indeed, sing.
The pop singer has recently been snarled in a lip-synching snafu after it was found out that her performance of the national anthem at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration last week was pre-recorded.
However, the prideful crooner belted out the “Star Spangled Banner” at the press conference for the Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Thursday, after which she asked, “Any questions?”
A Marine Corps band spokeswoman told the Times of London that Beyoncé and the marching band had used prerecorded backtracks last week.
“We did prerecord it and it was Beyoncé’s decision at the last minute to go with the prerecorded version,” the spokeswoman said. “We prerecorded all music as a matter of course and have done since time immemorial,” she said. “This is our 54th inauguration …. There is no question of there not being any music — it’s not because the performer cannot do it.”
She did confirm she did use pre-recorded a backing track, citing her “perfectionist” attitude, but did ensure that her Super Bowl appearance will be all live.
“I will absolutely be singing live,” she said. “This is what I was born to do.”