Any Questions? Defiant Beyonce Defends Miming Ahead Of Super Bowl Performance (Video)

Beyonce described herself as a "perfectionist" and an artist who will "practice until my fleet bleed" after admitting to miming during President Barack Obama's inauguration earlier this month. There was no formal apology at the pre-Super Bowl press conference on Thursday, with the R&B superstar instead explaining the logic behind singing along to a backing track. "I practice until my feet bleed and I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra," she said.Due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable taking a risk," adding, "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."

As if to dispel any lingering doubts about her ability to sing live (were there ever really any?) Beyonce had opened the news conference in New Orleans with a live rendition of the national anthem. After belting out her version of The Star Spangled Banner, Beyonce asked the waiting journalists, "any questions?"

The superstar hadn't spoken publically about the lip-syncing since the inauguration, when a representative from the US Marine Band said she wasn't singing live and hadn't rehearsed with them.


Tags: Beyonce Knowles


More Beyonce Knowles

Jay-Z Hints Beyonce Is Pregnant With Their Second Child?

Jay-Z set the rumour mill working overtime when he appeared to slightly alter the lyrics to 'Beach is Better' whilst performing in Paris on Friday...

Beyonce and Nicki Minaj Team Up For Flawless Performance In Paris

Beyonce gave fans at her Paris concert an extra special treat on Friday night when rapper Nicki Minaj joined her on stage for a...

Beyonce Shares Backstage Video From MTV VMAs Featuring An Appearance From Blue Ivy

Beyonce has treated fans to a special look at just what went into making her MTV VMAs performance so spectacular by sharing a backstage video....

So, How Did the Queen of Pop Spend Her Birthday?

When you're Beyonce, a Tesco's Finest cake and bottle of Cava just won't cut it when it comes to birthday celebrations. It has to be...


Demi Lovato Swings And Misses With Body Positive Comment (But She's Still Really Cool)

Too often it seems like we get only examples of girl hate in media, but Demi Lovato is generally one to spread positivity and support...

Beyonce's Father, Matthew Knowles, Claims Solange/Jay-Z Elevator Fight Was Publicity Stunt

Everyone was talking about Jay-Z and Solange's elevator fight at the Standard Hotel after the Met Gala in May. And that was exactly what they...

Demi Lovato Praises Beyonce & Kim Kardashian For Revolutionising Perceptions Of Beauty

Demi Lovato has credited Beyoncé and the Kardashians with revolutionising how we perceive beauty. The 22-year-old singer recently posted an image on Instagram showing how...

Results For MTV VMAs See Miley Cyrus And Beyonce As The Primary Winners

The results for MTV's Video Music Awards are in, with a mixture of the surprising and the obvious. Perhaps the two most important awards of...



Beyonce Knowles Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Beyonce Knowles

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All