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Twitter Reacts to News Beyoncé Lip-Synced National Anthem (Or Did She?)

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UPDATE: Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Gregory Wolf backed off the Marine Band’s earlier statement: “Regarding Ms. Knowles-Carter’s vocal performance,” the story now goes, “no one in the Marine Band is in a position to assess whether it was live or pre-recorded.”

A snitch rep for the United States Marine Band crushed everyone’s dreams on Tuesday, confirming to multiple sources that Beyoncé lip-synced her incredible performance of the Star-Spangled Banner at the inauguration.

“All music is pre-recorded for the ceremony because there are so many eventualities and conditions that day,” said Kristin DuBois, the band’s rep, to Page Six. “We performed, live, the band. But we received last-minute word that Beyonce was going to use the pre-recorded vocal track. Those were the instructions we were given. We don’t know what the reason why.”

Beyonce
AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Given the flurry of reaction to the news, at least Beyoncé can find some comfort in the fact that Rep. Peter King knew who she was, unlike Jay-Z.

Of course, Twitterers were all over this news:

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