The “Single Ladies” singer admitted to having help with a “pre-recorded” track during her performance at President Obama’s inauguration. She didn’t want anything to go wrong with her performance with limited prep time.
“I am a perfectionist … It was a live television show and a very important moment for me,” Beyonce said at the press conference. “And one thing about me: I practice ’till my feet bleed. I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra. It was a live television show… Due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper sound check… I did not feel comfortable singing live.”
The superstar opened up about rumors she didn’t actually sing and lip synched to her song. A lot was going on at once surrounding the inauguration and she didn’t feel confident about risking a major — or even a minor — flaw.