Despite the backlash and the countless rumors making the rounds online after the 2013 Presidential Inauguration, Beyonce kept quiet and kept rehearsing for the Super Bowl performance this weekend. However, she does have one thing to say to all those wondering if she’s going to sing live.
Check out the video below to hear what she has to say.
The other night, at the Super Bowl press conference, Beyonce walked up on stage and kindly asked all the reporters in the room to “please stand up.”
She then belted into a spectacular and gorgeous live rendition of the National Anthem, thus proving to all haters that yes, she could sing live even though she opted not to do so at the Inauguration.
At the end of the song, she simply smiled and asked, “Any questions?.”
Also at the press conference, Beyonce spoke for the first time about why she chose to sing to a pre-recorded track at the Inauguration and, as voices online had already explained, it was all down to the cold weather and the lack of rehearsal time.
“I am a perfectionist and one thing about me is I practice until my feet bleed. I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra,” Beyonce said.
“It was a live television show and a very, very important emotional show for me. One of my proudest moments. Due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable taking the risk,” she explained.
She could not afford to ruin the President’s big day by not delivering the best rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner” she was capable of.
“It was about the President and the inauguration. I wanted to make my country proud, so I decided to sing along with my pre-recorded track, which is very common in the music industry. And I’m very proud of my performance,” the star said.