Us Magazgine, quoting some undisclosed source from Team Beyonce, reports: “She didn't think there was anything wrong with" using a track when performing the National Anthem during this week's inaugural festivities.
"Pavarotti has done it! It was freezing out, and if she messed up just one note, that would have been the story," the Us source reportedly said. "Everybody uses these tracks, and the music director advised it. Any big outdoor live performance is almost always with some kind of track."
(Up next: who will out the music director and haul him or her before Congress to testify?)
The lip synching did capture the imagination of many wags on social media. The Us source notes that Bey didn't pull a complete Milli Vanilli.
"She did sing, but used a track," the source said.