Divided as the country may be, Beyonce's rousing rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" made us feel as though we were on all the same side for a moment.

Was it real or Memorex? One news outlet is claiming Beyonce’s rousing rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” was pre-recorded.

Wow we have a Fake man in office who pretends he was born in the USA so he can be President! Now this, what’s real anymore!

On the heels of Beyoncé‘s flawless rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at Monday’s Inauguration ceremony, a new report claims the diva was lip-synching the entire time.

Observers at the ceremony close enough to the front could tell that Beyoncé was not belting it out, but instead was singing along to a pre-recorded track, the London Times reported.


Before anyone sounds the fraud alarm, pre-recorded inauguration ceremony performances are not unheard of. At President Obama’s 2009 inauguration, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and violinist Itzhak Perlman had to go in favor of pre-taping because of cold weather and wind. The sound emitted from their instruments could have been severely affected by the elements.

The paper also claims the Marine Corps Band was not playing, despite the fact that band director Michael J. Colburn was seen emphatically making conducting gestures on television.


“All music [for inaugural ceremonies] is prerecorded as a matter of course,” a spokesperson for the Marine Corps Band told Washingtonian magazine, “and that’s something we’ve done for years and years. The Marine Band did perform live throughout the ceremony but we received last-minute word that Beyoncé wanted to use the recording.” The New York Daily News reached out to Beyoncé’s rep, but calls for confirmation have not yet been returned. Even if she didn’t sing live, there’s no doubt that the voice we heard came from the “Single Ladies” songstress.