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Beyoncé NAILS The National Anthem LIVE At SUPERBOWL Press Conference! (And Dishes Out Answers & Explanations)

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Just minutes ago at the Marc Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Beyoncé Knowles took the podium, in a white hot open back leather mini Olcay Gulsen dress ($1,100) and Jimmy Choo shoes, to participate in a press conference for her upcoming Pepsi Halftime Superbowl show. 

 

And she kicked it off by busting out a surprise LIVE a capella rendition of the National Anthem.  And nailed it.  Clearly proving what we already know--she's got the talent regardless.  Deets inside...

Beyonce, who just re-signed with the Pepsi company as its Global Brand Ambassador, spoke for the first time today about her show and the lip syncing drama. But first, she shut up the naysayers in the classiest way possible--by singing the National Anthem live, with no track.

And she ended with a laugh saying, "Thank you guys so much.  Any questions?"

The gorgeous gal told the sea of press that she does feel nervous bout the show and got chills when she first drove past the Superdome because it's so much history there.  But since her family is from New Iberia, LA, she feels ready and comfortable for her performance as she's leaving her own legacy.

And the "Countdown" diva bubbly answered the burning questions everyone's been asking.

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On her decision to pre-record her National Anthem at the Presidential Inauguration

I am a perfectionist.  And one thing about me, I practice until my feet bleed.  And I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra.  It was a live tv show and a very, very important, emotional show for me.  One of my proudest moments.  Due to the weather, due to the delay and lack of proper soundcheck, I did not feel comfortable taking a risk. It was about the President and the Inauguration.  And I wanted to make him and my country proud.  So, I decided to sing along to a pre-recorded track, which is very common in the music industry.  And I'm very proud of my performance.

On whether there will be a Destiny's Child reunion during the halftime show

I can't really give you any details.  I'm sorry. 

On whether she will sing live or to a track for her Superbowl halftime performance

I will absolutely be singing live.  I am well rehearsed.  And this is what I was born to do.

On whether the flack she caught for singing to her own track at the Inauguration affected what she will do in the future, like at the Grammys

It was always the plan to sing live for the Superbowl.  And who said I was performing at The Grammys?

On the pressure of Inauguration vs. Superbowl halftime show

This weekend, I'm performing at the halftime show, and before, the event was not about me.  I've moved on to focusing on this halftime show.

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On why she decided to show more of Blue Ivy in her upcoming HBO documentary

I feel like my daughter has changed me and changed my life and given me so much purpose.  This movie is very necessary and shows a human side.  At some point, my job is to protect her.  And I'm glad to tell the story on my terms.

On how she and Jay-Z spend their football Sundays

You would have to ask Jay-Z what he does. I'm usually on the computer, pulling references, and looking at my rehearsals.  But I will say, I do go to sleep and wake up with a lot of football.  I have the utmost respect for the players.

On the color of her toothbrush and why

I love this question!  It's blue....blue and white.  Blue and yellow maybe?  {Laughs}

On details of her intricate performance

There's 7.5 mins for the volunteers to put the stage together.  I met the volunteers and they're so incredible.  We're all working together and I can't give too much away.  But every second matters and we're WORKING.  I had to condense my career into 12 minutes.

On when she's going back on tour

Soon.  I may have an announcement after the performance.  And the fans should stay tuned to see.

On being nervous about her upcoming documentary

I am so nervous about putting that out.  It was really interesting directing and editing mysef and seeing all the mistakes I've made.  But still putting it in the film.  I feel like it's time for people to really get to know me.  And to see a different side.  I'm really curious and scared...but now it's too late.  I'm happy with it.

On what she'll do to relax after the Superbowl

I'm going to be with my daughter.  I miss her so much.  I keep telling her, I'll be right back at 9p on Sunday!

 

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This will be the first ever crowd sourced introduction during a Superdome Halftime show--using pics from fans.

And despite a fake "rider" of Beyonce's alleged demands hitting the net, the Superbowl Equipment staff has tweeted that she was the only celeb to stop and thank each person individually for helping develop her stage.

Sweet!

Here's video of the full press conference below:

 

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She is the Best and amazing

She is the Best and amazing singer too,I still remember her song all you single ladies its really amazing.
UraniaBotller's picture

@ LisaRaye you too!! along

@ LisaRaye you too!! along with Rena1970... blog pls... ppl dont like the truth... no hating its just called being REAL!!!
Toobee1's picture

Rena1970... I LOVE YOU

Rena1970... I LOVE YOU GIRL... DAMN YOU ARE ON POINT!!! F#&* this start your own damn blog... I will be there!!! lol
Toobee1's picture

Rena1970, I'm here now, Boo!

Rena1970, I'm here now, Boo! I would've come much sooner to help you serve that can of whoop ass if only my Internet on my phone hadn't been acting up. The devil is a lie, I'm going IN on that baby teeth hoe! Here goes...Now, just like you've already said, the NFL Press Conference had NOTHING to do with her raggedy ass, but she still managed to squeeze her raggedy ass up in there anyway...like always. It was about the damn ball players, not the ball lickers, Boo! SOT YO' RETARDED, 5th grade I.Q. ass DOWN!!! Whuh! I'm SO SICK of looking and listening at that Special Needs muthafucka with that damn SAME two tone, wavy, Texas style Remy wig cocked to one side of her muthafuckin' head! And just look at that damn nasty looking hoe dress she has on. Who DOES that?! What REAL fucking celebrity has a damn "Press Conference" in the middle of an NFL topic when it ain't even about them?! This shit was just fucking STRANGE as hell to me...STRANGE. I have NEVA seen a celebrity hold a damn Press Conference...AND talk about their damn baby...the color of the damn toothpaste they use and give an excuse for why they were caught being FAKE...NEVA. This is fucking insane...INSANE...a whole new level of insanity. And most of these stupid muthafuckas went for the shit too! Damn. I mean, it's not like she's some prestigous lawmaker, brain surgeon or in the president's cabinet or some shit like that. She's a basic ass half singing, pussy popping, shake 'n bake, sub par singer who shakes her ass all over the stage! She ain't important enough to hold a damn PRESS CONFERENCE! And then she starts singing at random to show folk her ass can sing...lol. How embarassing! And the shit didn't sound worth a damn and her version will NEVA touch Whitney's version...NEVA! Whitney could outsing that tramp even while high on any drug or amount of alcohol on any given day, and she can still outsing the lousy tramp even in death. What she's TRYING THE MOST to do is be that bitch who is EVERYTHING and all over the place. She wants her name to be a household name and to be on everyone's lips. Hoes R Us. Bitch, SOT DOWN and rest yo' wig! I can't stand this muthafucka'! She makes me feel like vomiting AND shitting at the same damn time! Is her goal to shove herself down folk's throats like a big dick until we actually like her? Damn, bitch! Go THE FUCK away! Why won't she hold a fucking Press Conference to tell the truth about that fake ass pregnancy and to tell what REALLY happened to Cathy White?! Do THAT, bitch, tell it allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll!!! I can't stand this nasty looking, dumb brain muthafucka! She would've did better by just remaining silent in my opinion...just shut the fuck up and humble yourself! She looks so damn nasty, nothing like a fucking MOTHER or somebody's WIFE, just a hot tramp who sucks dick allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll the damn time and loves it. I refuse to watch this hoe Sunday and anything else that her dumb-dead ass is affiliated with. It's only so long that she can keep this same antic of pussy popping and being all over the place up before everybody finally gets just as sick of her ass as I am and she finally crashes and burns. It's no wonder why she had a miscarriage, all that pussy popping and no walls in her crotch couldn't HOLD no damn baby! And the baby she has no, I seriously doubt it ain't even her's. She's just FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...FAKE!...
Carmen CaBoom's picture

Damned if she do - damned if

Damned if she do - damned if she don't! She'll never satisfy you ole bitties!!!!!!!
Happy Lady's picture

LMAO....Its insane how some

LMAO....Its insane how some of you folks are literally mad at Beyonce for being beyonce. Its crazy, sad, funny and scary. Please seek help.
GTFOHWTBS's picture

Just as i predicted this

Just as i predicted this thread reached above 150 comments... 4 pages already damn #Bey.look.what.you.done #Flips.hair.that.is.all
sexybrownpyt's picture

Lol right. Girl before they

Lol right. Girl before they made us log in to comment, she used to get 300+ comments.
Classic87's picture

Yall cant get mad. Yall made

Yall cant get mad. Yall made a big ass deal about her singing over her OWN VOICE. Yall didnt let the shit die and she CAPITALIZED on it. Now yall just helped increase the super bowl ratings. #idiots
Classic87's picture

You hit it on the nail,

You hit it on the nail, totally agree...
lifeisgood's picture

Some of you are missing the

Some of you are missing the point. By not addressing the controversy for so long she extended its life in the news cycle and kept people talking about her. Then when she finally addresses it, she did it in a huge way that guarantees big press coverage and calls attention to her Superbowl performance in a few days. So now everybody on the planet knows 1. Beyonce is the Superbowl halftime performer, 2. She plans to sing live. The curiousity factor alone will drive the halftime ratings through the roof. The girl played EVERYBODY. Well done Bey. Well done.
Me Talk Pretty's picture

This chick is on overkill.

This chick is on overkill. Really? If she had done that in the first place, wouldn't have been all of the whoop dee doo. But then she wouldn't be receiving all the attention she's getting now, would she?......pathetic. And I'm a fan.
JewelryLover's picture

No, if the media and haters

No, if the media and haters had not hyped it so much, she would not have to do this. What does it matter if she lip syncs to her OWN voice? We (as fans, that u claim u are) knows she can blow so what's the problem? Is this the first time lip syncing has been done in the history of performing? its a big deal for her because she is put on a pedestal for being an A-1 performer. She aint perfect and I've never heard her say it.
BooLuv's picture

Girl you better say it!!!

Girl you better say it!!! People hyped it up so much, shedding so much light on something that ALL artists do at one point in her life. And they got what they wanted. Lol. Bey shut em down.
Classic87's picture

OK Bey, you statisfied the

OK Bey, you statisfied the haters now on to the Superbowl to crush them even more. And to all the people that despise her existence, instead of concentrating so much on someone u cant stand, go be happy and go enjoy someone you like. It'll make u a happier person, I guess...*shrugs*
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richdates2013's picture

I hate she had to do this

I hate she had to do this EVERYBODY know she can sang so unnecessary ......Love You Bey she was so nervous

What are u doing up so early.

What are u doing up so early. Go back to bed
LisaRaye's Subconsciousness™®©'s picture

Great job!...she actually HAS

Great job!...she actually HAS to address things now, not EVERY stupid lie that the haters work so hard to sabotage her with , but a the ones that could jeopardise a career she has to in her own way simply address. She handled this great. I know the haters are stuck..because she did this on her terms with ALL THE PRESS attention and addressed what really is done by so many singers. I said this earlier to some ANTI- BEYONCE ppl. I have never seen people put so much energy, thought process and typing into an artist they can't stand. Why bother... All you do is bash her for 5 sentences then call her fans STANS... I have never gone to Taylor Swifts website to post lies and disrespectful crap about her. I am not a fan of hers so why put in the energy? I swear the HATER is the new STAN....very obsessive and determined ...pure comedy! Beyonce looks great! and sounded great...
Tracie Prettie Rickett's picture

The pre recorded vocals

The pre recorded vocals sounded better, her voice is average at best. I watched both interviews she speaks like her tongue is too big, she mispronounced so many words I cringed. I wonder if Solange finished school and speaks as poorly. Beyonce should take some diction classes.
TeaNicole's picture

I agree with you, as a singer

I agree with you, as a singer she's average at best. What I find interesting is that she obviously believes her own press hype.
jgraves58's picture

really? smh

really? smh
Tracie Prettie Rickett's picture

God Bless you B, and I hope

God Bless you B, and I hope you killlll the Superbowl performance Sunday. :)
cutethatsall56's picture

With 154 comments you know

With 154 comments you know Beyonce is the business! This wasn't about her allowing the media to get to her. Its about her love for the craft that she's worked hard at perfecting her whole life then for people to knock her for making a last minute decison and say she can't sing? Come one. Anybody in this blog who says its about her ego is exactly right! We all have ego and things that we know were good at and will go the extra mile to prove the critics wrong so stop faking like you're not human. Everyone has made wrong decisions, and everyone has proven someone wrong before.
cutethatsall56's picture

Lets see if we can get to 200

Lets see if we can get to 200 comments. Come on Beyonce lovers/haters!!!
Classic87's picture

She is simply

She is simply AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BlackBarbie818's picture

love beyonce but im not

love beyonce but im not feelin this move! i love the old beyonce when she didn't address shit the media said about her. you can really tell this whole lip sync fiasco is really getting to her more so than the surrogate rumors. and plus...she just sounded okay to me :/ kinda mediocre. she has a pretty voice but she's not that great as a vocalist like people make her out to be
litebrite's picture

You're right, she's not

You're right, she's not great, but she thinks she is.
jgraves58's picture

The haters are so

The haters are so determined...she had to address just for the people like u and the now obsessed press. This is her career... silence gets u no where
Tracie Prettie Rickett's picture

YES!!.....and I'm so sick of

YES!!.....and I'm so sick of Jealous Bitches like these because that's what it boils down to!!
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commonprosperity9913's picture

This was so UNECESSARY, and

This was so UNECESSARY, and it does'nt change anything! The only thing that it PROVES is that she CAVED when the HEAVY SCRUTINY came her way. Every Artist that makes it to a certain level in the buss experience SCRUTINY, THE MEDIA came for MJ, Whitney,Prince,Mariah and many many more. This girl is not use to people (the media) comimg for her like they did, so she goes and SINGS THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT A PRESS CONFERENCE! IT just proves how BASIC she is. The Funny thing about it is she sounded very "IN LIVING COLOR'S CEPHUS and REESIE" NOT GOOD AT ALL! It only proved how much she NEEDED to sing it PRERECORDED! The media had pretty much STOPPED talking about her little DEBACLE, but her EGO could not leave it alone. It does not matter how many times she sings it she's no Whitney H, Mariah C, Christina A or Kelly Clarkson in the VOCAL department! She's a passable singer but NOT a GREAT SINGER!
Shay's picture

(Speaking on vocals alone

(Speaking on vocals alone )Wow. Before watching the video, I just knew Beyonce was going to be working with something….. Umm yea -__-… she pretty much could have left the world with that pre-recorded version rendition because it sounded much better. You can tell she was thinking too much and it contributed to her delivering this subpar rendition. I’m not saying she’s a great vocalist (average soprano vocalist better describes her), but I’m sure we’ve all (fan or no fan) heard her sound better. I really wish someone in her team had the balls to tell her that. They should’ve told her that regardless of what she does, there is still going to be plenty of people that are going to continually believe she’s “just that chick”. I mean it’s even reflected in some of the comments below. Some of these users seem to genuinely feel she murdered it w/ that live rendition. Not to even mention the many celebs/radio djs/artists/ who came to her defense involving her scrutinized Inauguration performance. All of that should’ve told the team ( the ones who are supposed to be rational, no-nonsense type professionals) that her choice to lip sync the National Anthem wasn’t a make or break. Because all this performance does right here is just further affirm the fact that if she didn’t have the adept ability to keep the audience engaged by putting on an entertaining show, she wouldn’t have survived this long (not even nearly) as a solo artist.
Abri's picture

shut up

shut up
jerseygal609's picture

lol ^ my point exactly

lol ^ my point exactly
Abri's picture

The hate on here is

The hate on here is unbelievable. Like none that I have ever seen!! WOW!! Be CLEAR Bey wasn't pressured or caved into anything. This is so obsurd! Se was asked to sing at the Super Bowl press conference DUH! Here is the absolute bottom line tho; she is talented, successful, wealthy, happily married, healthy, several accolades, she has seen the world and has millions and millions of adoring fans not to mention well respected in the industry. What have any of you losers done?? Probably writng from the library. LOL go get your rapid refund and go feed those bay-bay kids losers lmbo lol
jerseygal609's picture

What have YOU done? Does it

What have YOU done? Does it qualify you to voice YOUR opinion? You think Beyonce is a great singer, there are those that don't, stop whining because everybody isn't drinking the Beyonce kool-aid. She's average at best and sounds better pre-recorded in a studio than she does singing live. Why? Because she's not a great singer. Kelly Clarkson sang live. Why? Because Kelly Clarkson can really blow.
jgraves58's picture

Tell them girl. It amaze me

Tell them girl. It amaze me how our sista throw shades at Bey who is reppin for us and love and adore Kim K and Amber Rose. Check out my book www.beautyNbetrayal.blogspot.com

@Sincere EXACTLY!! Kim K and

@Sincere EXACTLY!! Kim K and Amber Rose all day but let a hard working Sista be successful, beautiful, talented and a savvy business woman and watch out!! And oh lawd she bagged and married THE (next to Biggie, lol) hottest rapper GASP!!! She must be stopped!! LOL!! #KINGBEY
jerseygal609's picture

THAT performance is dedicated

THAT performance is dedicated to rena1969 ( or whatever that idiot calls herself lol) and Lisa "compound interest" Raye! LMAO Haven't you losers had enough? Lol
lj's picture

At least i taught u something

At least i taught u something about Compounding Interest (my work here is done...next...)...........
LisaRaye's Subconsciousness™®©'s picture

NO THAT PERFORMANCE WAS

NO THAT PERFORMANCE WAS DEDICATED TO HERSELF, CAUSE SHE BOUT THE ONLY ONE WHO WANTED TO HEAR THAT SHIT!!! AND YOU THE FUCKIN IDIOT CAUSE LAST TIME I CHECKED, 1969 WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WASHED YO ASS!!!! IT AIN'T GOT SHIT TO DO WIT RENA!!! AND DON'T TRY TO ACT LIKE YOU DON'T KNOW MY NAME WHEN IT STAYS IN YO MOUTH THROUGH BREAKFAST LUNCH AND DINNER! AND SPEAKIN OF BREAKFAST LUNCH AND DINNER, CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL THIS FAT DISATEROUS WALRUS ASS BITCH THAT THE THREE WAS NOT MEANT TO EAT AT THE SAME DAMN TIME!!!! HOG ASS BITCH!!!!AND LOSER IS YO BLOOD TYPE BITCH!!!! ONLY A LOSER WOULD RUN HER ASS UP IN A BLOG DEFENDIN A BITCH WHO WOULDN'T PISS ON YO ASS IF YOU WAS ON FIRE!!!!!! STUPID DELUSIONAL ASS BITCH!!!!!
Rena1970's picture

Do you have carpal tunnel

Do you have carpal tunnel syndrome?
BEEMA SUX DIX's picture

OMG that was FUNNY as

OMG that was FUNNY as Hell.....APPALUSE.....LMAO
star's picture

NO BUT CLEARLY YOU HAVE DOWN

NO BUT CLEARLY YOU HAVE DOWN SYNDROME!!!! NOW I'M DONE!!!! HAVE TO DISSOCIATE MYSELF WITH LOSERS!!! NOT A GOOD LOOK, AND NEITHER WAS YO MAMA CARRYING GARBAGE FOR NINE MONTHS!!!!!!GOODBYE LOSER!!!! STOP FOLLOWIN ME LOSER, WASH YO ASS LOSER, GET TREATED FOR THEM STD'S LOSER, HE'S NOT THE DADDY LOSER, FIND SOME FRIENDS, LOSER, TWITTER'S THAT WAY LOSER, RELAX YO HAIR LIKE YOU DO YO JAWS FOR THEM DICKS LOSERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!FOR SOMEBODY WHO'S NOT INTERETSED IN MY POST, YOU SHO THE FUCK READ EVERYLAST ONE OF EM YOU LIL RETARDED ASS BITCH!!!!!!!
Rena1970's picture

I AM interested in your

I AM interested in your posts. I like having a peek into the mind of a schizo up close and personal.
BEEMA SUX DIX's picture

LMAO!!! that's some funny

LMAO!!! that's some funny shit.
RO's picture

She needs to practice on

She needs to practice on giving THE PERFECT SPEECH since she's such a fucking wanna be PROFECTIONIST!!!!!!! I'm literally watching the speech with one eye and wondering why all the pauses and gaps in her speech. it sounds very rehearsed!!! like someone told her to say that!!! I can understand if she wants to keep a closed lid on if it'll be a DC reunion on sunday, but damn!!! the one reporter asked her a SIMPLE QUESTION: Beyonce, who you rooting for? "hahaha (her stupid ass laugh) i'm sorry ...I can't tell you that either." what the fuck you mean you can't tell us that? she sound soooo fucking stupid!!!! it's not like they asked her a confidential question about the President or some shit, geez I feel sorry for her :(
KimChi's picture

Yes, I hate the grin and

Yes, I hate the grin and batting eyelashes and not answering dumb general questions. It's just so damn weird.
Username's picture

WERK BISH......And I quote

WERK BISH......And I quote for all you haters, " I am a perfectionist. And one thing about me, I practice until my feet bleed. And I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra. It was a live tv show and a very, very important, emotional show for me. One of my proudest moments. Due to the weather, due to the delay and lack of proper soundcheck, I did not feel comfortable taking a risk. It was about the President and the Inauguration. And I wanted to make him and my country proud. So, I decided to sing along to a pre-recorded track, which is very common in the music industry. And I'm very proud of my performance." Flips hair and rolls eyes at all you haters.....THE END! #TeamBey
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