Feb. 1: Beyonce faced the music at a news conference yesterday before the Super Bowl, admitting that she sang along to a pre-recorded track when she performed the national anthem on Inauguration Day.
The singer said she's a "perfectionist" and wanted her performance for President Barack Obama to be memorable. She called the day "emotional". "I practise until my feet bleed and I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra," she said. "Due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable taking a risk.
"It was about the President and the inauguration, and I wanted to make him and my country proud, so I decided to sing along with my pre-recorded track."