Say it 'aint so!
Beyonce Knowles, the wife of Brooklyn icon Jay-Z, lip-synced a previous recording of the Star Spangled banner in Washington on Monday during President Obama's inauguration according to the Times Of London.
"A spokeswoman for the Marine Corp Band Kristen DuBois said it was standard procedure to record a backing track and Beyoncé decided shortly before her performance to rely on the studio version rather than risk singing it live on the Capitol."
The performance was hailed by reporters and citizens alike as a tour-de-force, a proud moment for America and a bright moment for Brooklyn but it appears as if Beyonce's stunning rendition did not happen live. Oh well… At least we still have the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.