Washingtonian – We don’t know why Beyoncé decided to use prerecorded music,” a spokesperson for the Marine Corps Band told us this morning. “All music [for inaugural ceremonies] is prerecorded as a matter of course, and that’s something we’ve done for years and years. The Marine Band did perform live throughout the ceremony but we received last-minute word that Beyoncé wanted to use the recording.” The spokesperson also added that everyone knows Beyoncé is a gifted singer, and her decision has no bearing on her musical ability.

I’ve never understood this. When singers lip sync at big events. Why even show up if you’re just going to pretend to sing? Anybody can do that. You get paid to sing. Sing. I have zero respect for any singer who lip sync’s. It means you’re a coward, a fraud and a joke. I don’t care how good you sound in your studio. Practice players are a dime a dozen. I want to see it when the bright lights came on. Great singers sing great in great moments. Kelly Clarkson sang live. Lambert would sing live. Anybody who is truly a great singer would sing live. Frauds fake it. This will be a defining moment in Beyonce’s career. I don’t care what she does from now on moving forward. She puked on her shoes in the biggest moment of her life. Didn’t have the guts to do it live. Coward city.

PS – I hate Lance Armstrong more than life itself but this is the 2nd time today I find myself pseudo defending him.   Beyonce lip syncing the National Anthem is way more offensive, dishonest and disgusting than blood doping.   Lance still had to ride the bike.   This bitch did nothing.