So, some are giving her a break, noting that it is “standard practice” to lip-sync at the inauguration and sure, there’s a lot of pressure singing “The Star Spangled Banner,” but damn, if it doesn’t reek of Milli Vanilli in here. Via The Times UK:

“We did pre-record it and it was Beyoncé’s decision at the last minute to go with the pre-recorded version,” said a spokeswoman for the band.

“We pre-recorded all music as a matter of course and have done since time immemorial,” she said. “This is our 54th inauguration… There is no question of there not being any music – it’s not because the performer cannot do it.”

Eh, we know we’re just giving her a hard time, but that’s not saying we wouldn’t still like to hear it live.

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