published Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Beyonce admits she lip synced at Inauguration

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    In this Jan. 21, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama as Beyonce sings the national anthem at the ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington. Whether Beyonce actually sang at the inauguration is a tempest in a teapot, but dig deeper and it reveals something about American society at this moment. In small ways, we seem to be constantly learning that the things we see and experience aren't exactly what they're billed to be _ and that we may not care all that much. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Beyonce says she did lip sync when she performed the national anthem on Inauguration Day.

The singer held a press conference Thursday in New Orleans days ahead of her half-time performance at the Super Bowl.

She said she’s a “perfectionist” and wanted her performance for President Barack Obama to be a memorable one. She called the day “emotional.”

Beyonce opened the press conference with live rendition of the national anthem.

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