Sharpton: Beyonce’s Lip Sync ‘Patriotic’

by Eliana Johnson

One of the reasons suggested to explain why Beyonce may have lip-synched her way through the National Anthem on Monday is that, according to the U.S. Marine Band, which also performed at the inaugural, “there was no opportunity for Ms. Knowles-Carter to rehearse with the Marine Band before the Inauguration so it was determined that a live performance by the band was ill-advised for such a high-profile event.”

Surely many have been waiting with bated breath for Al Sharpton to weigh in on this scandal of sorts, and fortunately, he has now done so. “If Beyonce did pre-record a song because she couldn’t record with the Marine band and didn’t want to disparage the National Anthem,” he said, “she should be applauded for that, that’s the patriotic thing to do.” 

If she did pre-record the song, it’s somewhat amusing that she was photographed studying the music and words before the performance. 

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