Beyonce has come clean about her performance at Barack Obama’s Inauguration, admitting to singing to a pre-recorded track.
The 31-year-old singer revealed the truth about the performance during a press conference ahead of this weekend’s Superbowl at which she is performing during halftime.
However, before making the admission to a room full of journalists, Beyonce sang the US national anthem 'The Star Spangled Banner' live, just as to prove that she could.
She then told journalists: “I am a perfectionist, I will practice until my feet bleed but I didn't get a chance.
“The inauguration was about the president I wanted to make him and the country proud. I decided to sing along with my pre-recorded track which is something that is common in the music industry.
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“I always sing live, the inauguration was unfortunately a time when I didn't have time to rehearse with the orchestra because I was rehearsing for the Super Bowl. I'm very proud of my performance.”
Following Beyonce’s performance on January 21 for Obama, speculation arose that she hadn’t been singing live, with the ‘Halo’ singing failing to confirm or deny the allegations.
So will she be singing live at the Superbowl halftime show?
“I will absolutely be singing live, I am well rehearsed. This is what I am born for,” she said.
She continued: “I've had a 16 year career and everything I've done has prepared me for this, I'm ready. It is something we've been preparing for for about four or five months but I am nervous.”
Beyonce is rumoured to be performing alongside her former Destiny’s Child band mates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams- with the ‘Love on Top’ singer remaining coy about this possibility.
She said: “I can't give away any details but I will say there is nothing like our connection and the sisterhood we have, it's always a pleasure to be around them personally and professionally.”