Beyonce used a pre-recorded track while she appeared to be singing live the National Anthem at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration, but she didn’t think she was doing something wrong, says a new report.
Though the star is yet to comment on the hubbub in the aftermath of her performance, sources close to her are telling Us Weekly that she’s disappointed that people are choosing to focus on this, instead of the beauty of the entire moment.
Below is a video of Beyonce singing the “Star Spangled Banner” for Obama at the Inauguration.
Several spokespersons for the Marine Corps Band have already confirmed that they did not play their instruments live, adding that Beyonce did the same.
Still, the Beyonce insider says, it’s not like she’s the first or the last to use a pre-recorded track in such a situation.
“She didn't think there was anything wrong with it. Pavarotti has done it! It was freezing out, and if she messed up just one note, that would have been the story,” the tipster shares.
Then, it’s not like this hasn’t been done before and, unlike this time, no one paid any attention to it then.
“Everybody uses these tracks, and the music director advised it. Any big outdoor live performance is almost always with some kind of track. She did sing, but used a track,” the insider goes on to explain.
The way everybody reacted to it has truly broken Beyonce’s heart, who is now feeling that the backlash against her is shadowing her big achievement.
“A technicality which everybody does took away from the beauty of the moment,” the spy says.
Even if she doesn’t say anything about the controversy right now, Beyonce is bound to tackle the topic sometime soon: she’s the performer for the Super Bowl Halftime show, so she will have to make promo appearances for it.