Beyonce didn’t sing the Star Spangled Banner. She just lip-synched it.
Fans were crazy in love with Beyoncé’s jaw-dropping inaugural performance of the national anthem — until it emerged Tuesday the diva apparently lip-synched her rousing rendition.
The sultry singer belted out a soulful and pitch-perfect version of the “Star Spangled Banner” Monday to the delight of President Obama and a host of other politicians at the inauguration festivities.
But fans were singing a different tune Tuesday when a spokeswoman for the U.S. Marine Band revealed Beyoncé’s patriotism was prefab.
Master Sgt. Kristin duBois said the Marine Band played live for every song — except Beyoncé’s national anthem. The band and Beyoncé bluffed their way through a prerecorded version, she said.
Her comments burned up the Twittersphere as duped fans expressed outrage.
“Apparently Beyoncé’s inauguration performance was as dope as Lance Armstrong biking through the French Alps,” said one disappointed fan.
“Its like when i found out santa claus wasnt real… how can you do this humanity?” wrote another.
One even compared the former lead singer the all-girls’ group Destiny’s Child to Milli Vanilli — the Euro-pop duo that couldn’t warble on key but, like Beyoncé, had the looks to sell anything.