Beyonce reportedly lip-synced her way through the national anthem during President Obama’s inauguration ceremony Monday.
What people heard was a pre-recorded studio track of her singing the “Star-Spangled Banner,”The Times, TMZ and CNN confirmed. Before Monday’s event, this photo on Beyonce’s Instagram account showed her in what appears to be a recording studio.
Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor also performed during the inauguration, and TMZ‘s source with the U.S. Marine Band says Clarkson sang live.
Mashable has contacted the Marine Band for comment and will update this when they reply.
Watch Beyonce perform the national anthem below: