Move over, fake moon landing. Take a hike "Paul is dead" rumors. There's a new conspiracy theory in town and it goes something like this: Did Beyonce lip-synch (gasp!) "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Monday's Presidential Inauguration?
Only Beyonce and her microphone know for sure, but people familiar who were there are speaking out. The London Times reports that the Grammy-winner lip-synched to a pre-recorded backing track, an assertion that has since been confirmed by the Marine Corps band. (UPDATE: The band later backed off from that statement.)
From the London Times:
A spokeswoman for the Marine Corps 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 New York Post has the full quote from DuBois. "All music is pre-recorded for the ceremony because there are so many eventualities and conditions that day," she said. "WeRead More »from Did Beyonce Lip-Synch At The Inauguration?