Watch Beyoncé sing the “The Star-Spangled Banner” at a Super Bowl halftime press conference AND at the 2013 Inaugural Ceremony after the jump.
If you’ll recall, Bey caught a smidge of backlash after singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the 2013 Inaugural Ceremony (something about lip-synching — whatever). Eventually, Beyoncé admitted that she sang to a pre-recorded track at the Inauguration (bb didn’t have time to practice! Not her fault), but what did she do to remedy the sitch? She fully belted out the national anthem at her Superbowl Halftime press conference — A CAPPELLA. No music, no reverb, just the Queen and her pipes. Why? Because she’s damn royalty, and she’s GOT THE CHOPS! #BAIHATERS. Literally, peace forever — you are silenced! (Catch us tryna sound like a queen right there?? Didn’t really work, unfortunately.)