Beyoncé Opens Presser By Singing National Anthem A Capella

Via Gawker, Beyoncé answered questions from the press today at her Super Bowl press conference and defended her controversial lip-syncing of the National Anthem at President Obama’s inauguration, only after she made a flashy point.

When she was first announced, she walked straight to the podium and asked the audience to stand. She then sang her version of the National Anthem a capella, as if to silence her critics once and for all. Bold move, Mrs. Jay Z, bold move.

When asked about the controversy, she seemed frustrated that she had not had the time to rehearse and simply didn’t want to let the President down on his big day.

“I am a perfectionist. One thing about me, I practice until my feet bleed, and I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra,” she said. “It was a live television show, and a very, very important emotional show for me, one of my proudest moments and due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable taking a risk. It was about the President and the inauguration and I wanted to make him and my country proud.”


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