Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/2/14
Beyonce certainly silenced her critics on Thursday in New Orleans. Just a week after the pop star was accused of lip-syncing at President Barack Obama‘s inauguration, the Grammy-award winning singer opened her Super Bowl news conference with a surprise rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Although Beyonce wowed the crowd on Thursday, she did admit to lip-synching the anthem during the inauguration, according to FOXnews.com. “I am a perfectionist,” Beyonce told reporters on Thursday. “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.” With the Super Bowl inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Beyonce said she will sing live on Sunday. Thumbnail via Facebook/Driven Models
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