News: Beyoncé Seals Lip Sync Controversy W/ One Simple Question
Sunday, Jan 27, 2013 8:40PM
Grammy-winning singer Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has reportedly taken an interesting approach in addressing her alleged lip syncing at President Barack Obama's inauguration courtesy of Instagram.
Rather than address the controversy head-on, Queen Bey tackled it with a simple question.
After teasing her fans with a sneak peek of her rehearsals for her upcoming Super Bowl XLVII halftime show, Beyonce is tackling the question on everyone's mind. The pop star seemingly addressed her headline-making Inauguration performance with a bit of casual fashion. The 31-year-old star posted a photo of herself on Instagram sporting a sweatshirt with the words "Can I live?" written on it. (Access Hollywood)
She reportedly posted the Instagram shot Saturday (January 26) evening.
Beyonce is finally breaking her silence on the crazy lip-syncing controversy that broke earlier this week ... kind of ... by posting a picture of herself online with the message "Can I live?" Beyonce -- who has yet to address the allegations she faked her way through the National Anthem on Inauguration day -- posted the cryptic snapshot on Instagram Saturday night. (Huffington Post)
A few days ago, confirmation on the singer's lip-synching came from an inaugural rep.
An inaugural official who asked not to be identified told CNN Wednesday that pop star Beyoncé lip-synced her performance on Inauguration Day. "She did not sing live," the official told CNN. A pre-recording of the artist's rendition of the National Anthem was played instead. What was heard by spectators and viewers was the sound of that recording, according to the official. (CNN)
With Bey slated to perform at next weekend's Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, chatter has already developed on whether or not she would use the same tactic.
The Black Eyed Peas chose to sing live during their Super Bowl halftime performance two years ago - and they were panned by critics and fans alike. Pop icon Madonna elected to lip-synch during super-hyped halftime performance at the Super Bowl last year, but she said it was one of the most nerve-wracking experiences of her career. There was already a lot of pressure on Beyonce to deliver at this upcoming Super Bowl, now there is certainly even more pressure. "It's very difficult to sing and dance at the same time," Mike Stevens, vocal chair at The Colburn School in Los Angeles, told ABC News. "So I would not be surprised if she lip-syncs." (Forbes)