Friday, February 01, 2013
No, It's Not OK Beyonce
I am a perfectionist. I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra for a live television show and a very very important emotional show for me one of my proudest moments," Beyonce told the assembled crowd at the New Orleans Convention Center. "I did not feel comfortable taking a risk. It was about the president and the inauguration and I wanted to make him and our country proud so I decided to sing along with my prerecorded track. I'm very proud of my performance."
Beyonce held a "press conference" yesterday to answer allegations that she lip synced the national anthem at President Obama's inauguration. Her "press conference" took no questions. She came out and with a digital image of the American flag waving behind her, she sang a her pitchy version of the American national anthem, the "Stars Bangled Banner." Then she made the above statement.
Sorry Beyonce, it's not "Okay." So what you're a perfectionist. On Inauguration day you were a phony. If you were going to lip synch the national anthem, then that should have been known ahead of time. You should have had the respect for your audience not to fool them into thinking you were singing live, even to the extent you pulled a fake microphone out of your ear.
I don't think anyone would have minded if Beyonce had made a mistake singing live. Audiences appear to see and hear singers singing live, not to a prerecorded track. Oh sure, Beyonce said that "this is a commonly accepted practice." It may be but it is still phony and you're lying to your audience.
Beyonce, how could you? We all know that Diana Ross is a diva and a massive phony. Especially that time she rented a house and furniture for her "at home" interview with Barbara Walters. We all know that Mariah Carey and Jennifer "Jo Lo" Lopez compete for the Complete Diva (Fat) Ass crown. But Beyonce? Somehow I thought you were beyond that.
Shame on you.