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That Grape Juice Interviews Bangladesh

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Superproducer Bangladesh has lent the music industry over a decade worth of hits. 

Working with the likes of Beyonce and Rihanna to Lil’ Wayne and Nicki Minaj, the hitmaker (born Shondrae Crawford) has decorated Billboard charts with bangers over multiple genres.

But, despite imparting platinum plaques to all of your favorite rappers and singers, Crawford exclusively tells That Grape Juice that there is much uncharted territory to conquer – namely seeing his name afront those same plaques as lead act.

Dishing with TGJ on rumors of “artists stealing production credits”, his solo workings, and industry beefs, as ever, you know we asked the questions you want the answer to.  Click below to see a new side of your favorite producer’s favorite producer – Bangladesh:

Bangladesh Shouts Out That Grape Juice:


That Grape Juice:  Hello there!  How are you?

Bangladesh:  Doing good man!

TGJ:  Doing good! So let’s hop right in.  So many people now know you from work you’ve done with Rihanna, Beyonce, Brandy, and more, but tell us – how did you get your start in the industry?  We hear you used to be a barber?

Bangladesh:  Well, being a barber is something I just picked up when I was young, but I was never actually striving to be one for the rest of my life. It helped me make money to get the music equipment, but it was just a stepping stone.

TGJ:  Oh ok!  So, when and where did you get your big break?
Bangladesh:  When I moved to ATL, I met some friends and those people happened to know people that knew people. I was living with Lil’ Fate’s (Ludacris hypeman) cousin because he was my best friend. Eventually, we all connected on a friendship level.

Luda would come get a line-up from me from time to time, so we developed a friendship. He didn’t know I had dreams of being a producer, he just knew me as “the barber”. When I told him I was making beats and played some for him, he was amazed and wanted them for his independent movement.

What’s Your Fantasy’ was one of our first works together and later I did five joints on his first, independent album.  He initially went with JD’s [Jermaine Dupri] stuff because JD had “a name”.  Funny, but time proved it was the ‘Fantasy’ joint that took off though.

TGJ:  And, that it did!  We know you have a very distinct sound, but how would Bangladesh describe a Bangladesh beat?
Bangladesh: Crazy beats and hard drums. It goes against the grain and different from everything else you hear. I like the sound raw and not really perfected – I even still use MPC 2000 because it gives you a dirty sound. Producers use software now that’s more clean and polished, but on my beats you can tell I’m using MPC.

My sound is very aggressive - it’s pop, hood, and eclectic all wrapped up in one.

TGJ:  Yes! That very sound has led you to work with many a major name – from Beyonce to Lil Wayne. Tell us, what has been the most rewarding experience so far?

Bangladesh:  Probably Wayne’s ‘A Milli’ because when it came, it changed hip hop. People are saying I changed hip hop with that style of beat. After me, everybody started doing that style.

From new producers to veterans, people like Will.I.Am with ‘I’ma Be’ and a lot of other people were really biting that sound. Nobody was really chopping up words and putting them in beats like me.  That’s my style and everybody bit it.

I can’t be mad at it though, because one of the reasons I wanted to make music was to be a trendsetter and be important like the Neptunes and Timbaland. That song ['Milli'] really set my mark and proved I did something in the game.

TGJ:  Now, with a host of rewarding experiences behind you, we’re hoping for more to come.  Who are you working with at present?
Bangladesh:  Just myself right now. For the last few months, I’ve been working on my own album. I’m so caught up in that right now, not really checking for anybody else. I did recently leave L.A. and was working with Dev (‘Fly Like a G6’). I enjoy doing stuff like that because it’s out of my realm, you know? More interesting and fun than doing the typical hood, rap stuff.

It’s fun working with Ke$ha, Beyonce, Rihanna, and other pop stuff. It’s a different world.

TGJ:  Why so?

Bangladesh:  Because, I want to bring my element to pop.

TGJ:  So with that, who would you like to work with that you haven’t? A wish list, if you will…

Bangladesh:  I definitely want to work with Pink and Andre 3000. I feel that Andre is one of the last few artists of our era. He’s one of the only who doesn’t have to drop something every two or three months to be relevant.

TGJ:  Now, switching gears a bit, there’s often a lot of talk about writing credits, producer credits, etc. How much truth is there to all of that talk (i.e. giving up credits) and have you ever been on the receiving end of this?

Bangladesh:  Man, that’s the game and that’s just how it is. You got to be a big artist when you can ask and demand something like that, but it happens. It’s not always a bad thing though because sometimes producers give beats away to no-name artists too (for no credit).  

Then, sometimes if it’s an Usher or Beyonce type of act, you’re ok with giving it away because if they sing over your song, they’re going to bring great attention to it.


Producers don’t mind giving CERTAIN artist the credit. But, it’s mostly African Americans that do that kind of stuff. I hate to say it, but it’s true. I know people that have written for Britney Spears and different people that are in the pop world, and they don’t ask for that kind of stuff. Britney don’t ask for shit. If you wrote it, you just wrote it. She sings it and leaves.

It’s dog eat dog out there man. And, I’m sure there are some pop acts who demand full credit, but I’m just speaking from experiences I’ve had or heard about.

TGJNow, as with many interviews, we have a segment called “Five From Fans” where we received five questions from our readers for you.  Are you ready?

Bangladesh:  Let’s do it!

TGJ:  1) What is the biggest misconception about being a producer?
Bangladesh:  People think it’s easy, but there is a difference between being a producer and beatmaker. People might not know the difference.
TGJ:  2) Have you ever passed on working with an artist and later regretted it?
Bangladesh:  It wasn’t that I passed on the artist, but as producers, we be in our own world.  Like, I could’ve worked with Wiz Khalifa and Drake before they blew up.  But, sometimes when you miss those opportunities, the artist may misconstrue it and think it’s your fault or that you weren’t fucking with them.

Like in Wiz’s case, I didn’t really know what I could do for him because I’d never heard his style before. But, I probably should’ve just dove in it.  For Drake, it was just that I missed the studio date.  Now, I believe when these artists blow up, you never know what they think of you. They think u didn’t believe in them. That’s why it’s always good to fuck with up-and-comers.

TGJ:  3) How do you respond to critics who blame producers for commercial failures?
Bangladesh:  At the forefront, it’s not the producer. We’re the last ones to blame. Even if the producer isn’t delivering, it’s still the artist choice to rock with the producer.  At the end of the day, they have options. If they not choosing the right music, it’s your fault.

The producer may give you something that you need, but it might be so ahead of you, you sometimes stick to what you know or think is hot.  That doesn’t work all the time. I’m not going to debate on what’s hot because I’m getting a check. So hey, if you like it, I love it. When it comes to making albums, its bigger than the producer.

TGJ: 4) Advice for producers coming up?
Bangladesh:  Be serious about the craft. We’re in a microwave era, where everything comes quick and easy.  [Making beats] used to be hardware, but now it’s software. Study the craft like I did and know music history. Study artist outside of Rick Ross and Lil Wayne.

TGJ: 5) Your real name is Shondrae. How did you get your tag name Bangladesh?
Bangladesh:  It’s a word we used to use to describe things that were cool. If it was hot, we said it was “bangladesh”. When on the road with Luda and DTP, we used that word a lot. One day I woke up and decided to use it as my company’s name – Bangladesh Productions.

It describes my journey and struggle. It also relates to the country in the sense that it’s foreign and I believe my sound is “foreign” to the ears. It’s different. Also, my music bangs (laughs).

I started putting tags on my beats, not realy knowing what I was doing. I think I started that for producers, like tagging my music like DJs. Yeah, producers would talk on their tracks, but they wouldn’t tag themselves. Now, after me, everybody does it.

TGJ:  Thanks so much.  Last, but not least, when it’s all said and done, how does Bangladesh want to be remembered?
Bangladesh:  I should be remembered as those who never got his blood sucked. My legacy is built strictly from talent. A lot of people are working for free or getting used, and that’s what I called bloodsucked. I’m a rebellious person because not too many out here can survive independently without having a manager or major label like I did.  Some took the route of being stuck “in a clique”.

 Some say im difficult, but it’s gotten me where I am without the bullshit. People trying to take a piece of where I’m going, but I am and will always be self-sufficient.

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  • January 22, 2013 at 12:15 pm
    FWD says:
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    I LOVE HIS WORK!!!!

    BANGLADESH ALWAYS DELIVERS CATCHY BEATS!!!

    WISH HE DID A SONG WITH B AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    ebo Replied:

    IF BEYONCE LIPSINCHED, SO WHAT! BRITNEY SPEARS HAVE LIPSINCHED ALL HER LIFE AND THAT DOESNT TAKE AWAY FROM HER SUCCESS! WE ALL KNOW BEYONCE IS ONE OF THE GREATEST ENTERTAINERS OF OUR TIME! AND WE KNOW SHE CAN SING!

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    2x2 Replied:

    These people on these posts are so stupid! Like its so horrible that someone with as much talent as Beyonce didnt sing live. I bet it’s black people bashing Beyonce. We do it all the time. Don’t see whites bashing Britney. They support the no talent lip-synching mental basket.

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    Jonny Replied:

    ebo – why did you even have to bring up the beyonce lip sync?? FWD never even mentioned it. Calm down.

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  • January 22, 2013 at 12:24 pm
    s_w_a_p says:
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    I was hoping you was gonna ask him if he did a record on Bey’s new album, but I enjoyed the interview.

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  • January 22, 2013 at 12:33 pm
    RICHANDBLACK11 says:
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    hey ms. bang bang gurl what’s tea b****

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  • January 22, 2013 at 12:41 pm
    Jay Scorpio says:
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    in other news…. CNN has confirmed Times of London report that Beyonce lip-synched the National Anthem during #inaug2013…. damn shame considering she still sounded ah hott mess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Don't_Start_No_Shit Replied:

    PRESSED!!!… EVERYONE lip-synch the national anthem at the major events.. Baseball games are not major event. Do your research before hand. The reason you do go to the presidential inauguration and sing the national anthem as you would at the Super Bowl. Is b/c that is SIMPY not the time and the place for EXTRA!!! DUMB DUMB

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    Kat Deluna *Pop Princess* Replied:

    NO TF THEY DONT!!!!!

    BEYONCE IS A LIPSINGING FRAUD f*** YOU & DAT FAKE HOE

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    Tess Replied:

    The first person to lip synch the national anthem at an inauguration and was still second rated to Kelly Clarkson.

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    Stash Replied:

    In other news: Jay Scorpio is a f*****.

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    Kat Deluna *Pop Princess* Replied:

    IN OTHER NEWS: YOUR MOMS IS A c** BUCKET s*** THAT FUCKS FOR BIG MACS…

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    Stash Replied:

    And in other news: your mom a disgusting old hermaphrodite with an atrophy syphilis infected penis attached to her smell, yeast infected, gonorrhea marinated p****…and couldn’t f*** for big mac’s because NO ONE is willing to touch her anywhere. Your mom is a disgusting old vomit inducing subhuman who smells like s***, looks like an orangutan and has YOU for a child, which is another reason why she smokes crack and begs tricks to put her out of her misery every night after they reject her attempts to prostitute herself to them. Your creature feature mama is a worthless clump of rotted nothing. Like mother like child. Now come get that zoo creature mama of yours off my curb before I shoot it…but do it out of my sight because if I see you I’m gonna shoot you.

    Anything else?

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    BASH Replied:

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s no question Beyonce’s rendition of the national anthem was a roaring success. The mystery: was it live or lip synced?

    On Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Marine Band told news outlets that Beyonce had lip synced at President Barack Obama’s inauguration. Master Sgt. Kristin duBois said the band was notified at the last minute that Beyonce would use a pre-recorded voice track.

    But by late afternoon, the Marine Corps backed off that statement.

    Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Gregory Wolf said that because there was no opportunity for Beyonce to rehearse with the Marine Band, it was determined that a live performance by the band was ill advised. Instead they used a pre-recorded track for the band’s portion of the song.

    “Regarding Ms. Knowles-Carter’s vocal performance,” Wolf’s statement continued, “no one in the Marine Band is in a position to assess whether it was live or pre-recorded.”

    A representative for Beyonce did not respond to requests for comment.

    DuBois declined to answer further questions. Earlier in the day, she told The New York Times that the rest of the inaugural performance was live and they did not know why a recorded track was used for the national anthem.

    “It’s not because Beyonce can’t sing. We all know Beyonce can sing. We all know the Marine Band can play,” she said.

    Kelly Clarkson’s representative said she sang live to perform “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee.”

    All inaugural music is pre-recorded in case weather conditions or other circumstances could interrupt the program.

    The use of a recording is typical in big events. In 2009, cellist Yo-Yo Ma was questioned about “hand-syncing” for Obama’s first inauguration. Ma said instruments weren’t functioning properly in 19-degree weather.

    Even in good conditions, producing good sound can be a challenge in a large open space.

    Some artists choose to lip-sync. Whitney Houston’s memorable performance of the national anthem in 1991 at the Super Bowl was sung to a track.

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  • January 22, 2013 at 12:57 pm
    Kat Deluna *Pop Princess* says:
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    I’m sorry WHO?

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  • January 22, 2013 at 1:06 pm
    ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ says:
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    Talking about Beyonce, why haven’t you posted about Beyonce lipping the national anthem? If it was ANY other artist you would have, Sam.
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    Confirmed by CNN, Times, TMZ, Washingtonian, etc. A supposed rep for the United States Marine Band revealed “‘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.’ The news will surely shock those who watched the emotional performance. At one point, Beyonce even dramatically removed her earpiece – which now seems even more ludicrous, as she wasn’t even making any noise.”
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    Interesting considering I thought it was live and she even removed her ear piece and everything.

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    Kat Deluna *Pop Princess* Replied:

    I guess your just used to it right? since your fav is Mariah n she is the queen of prerecorded performances…

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    ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ Replied:

    Who are you? A Kat Deluna flop fan!!? :lol: Fight with people who stan for someone your faves level which is s*** by the way. NEXT

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    Kat Deluna *Pop Princess* Replied:

    Oh b**** did I strike a nerve….?????? you sure didn’t deny it I’m glad you know your fav is a LIPSINGING fraud as well kiiiiiiiii f****** kiiiiii

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    ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ Replied:

    Like I said, why would you strike a nerve when you stan for Krat Deluna? I mean use your brain. You’re a lessor like your fave :roll: I never said Mariah doesn’t lip so idk why your scrapping your skin attempting to “drag” :lol: Food for your brain, Mariah performed her Australian shows live which was a month ago while your fave is……where exactly? That’s right, in oblivion. This was about Beyonce but you want to claw for escape so you attack ONE of my faves as a last resort, that’s how you know you lost an argument when you take about irrelevant s*** ignoring the topic at hand. :lol: I’m glad you understand your fave is an irrelevant person for me to attempt “shading”…..let that bit sink in darling. This was targeted at Sam and the hypocritical Hive members but you want dabble where you don’t belong so be my guest. Don’t play with fire if you’re not ready to get burned baby ;) Dwell on it babe, I’m out. :lol:

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    Bryan Dossome Replied:

    @MC…remember when samantha refused to post the amazing australian shows mariah did,the ones she hit those notes these haters thought she couldn’t hit anymore….and just like that he won’t post about the lipped mess his fave pulled

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    ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ Replied:

    Exactly and then a hive member tried to convince me that Mariah was lipping when she clearly wasn’t. The things they’d say and do to discredit other people……Sam even went as far as posting what Tommy Mattola had to say about Mariah when he would NEVER dare post what Latoya and Latavia would say about Beyonce……he’s a desperate b****.

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    BASH Replied:

    sam is smart enough to wait…as so not to report on mere rumors…

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s no question Beyonce’s rendition of the national anthem was a roaring success. The mystery: was it live or lip synced?

    On Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Marine Band told news outlets that Beyonce had lip synced at President Barack Obama’s inauguration. Master Sgt. Kristin duBois said the band was notified at the last minute that Beyonce would use a pre-recorded voice track.

    But by late afternoon, the Marine Corps backed off that statement.

    Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Gregory Wolf said that because there was no opportunity for Beyonce to rehearse with the Marine Band, it was determined that a live performance by the band was ill advised. Instead they used a pre-recorded track for the band’s portion of the song.

    “Regarding Ms. Knowles-Carter’s vocal performance,” Wolf’s statement continued, “no one in the Marine Band is in a position to assess whether it was live or pre-recorded.”

    A representative for Beyonce did not respond to requests for comment.

    DuBois declined to answer further questions. Earlier in the day, she told The New York Times that the rest of the inaugural performance was live and they did not know why a recorded track was used for the national anthem.

    “It’s not because Beyonce can’t sing. We all know Beyonce can sing. We all know the Marine Band can play,” she said.

    Kelly Clarkson’s representative said she sang live to perform “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee.”

    All inaugural music is pre-recorded in case weather conditions or other circumstances could interrupt the program.

    The use of a recording is typical in big events. In 2009, cellist Yo-Yo Ma was questioned about “hand-syncing” for Obama’s first inauguration. Ma said instruments weren’t functioning properly in 19-degree weather.

    Even in good conditions, producing good sound can be a challenge in a large open space.

    Some artists choose to lip-sync. Whitney Houston’s memorable performance of the national anthem in 1991 at the Super Bowl was sung to a track.

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  • January 22, 2013 at 1:27 pm
    TYLER* says:
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    i can’t wait to work with this dude soon!!!!

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    Kat Deluna *Pop Princess* Replied:

    lol keep dreaming f**

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    TYLER* Replied:

    isn’t the time on the Library PC expired?
    why are you still here?

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  • January 22, 2013 at 1:38 pm
    Geezy says:
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    Great informative interview.

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  • January 22, 2013 at 1:39 pm
    Kat Deluna *Pop Princess* says:
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    BEYONCE THE LIEING FRAUD STRIKES AGAIN SHE WAS CAUGHT LIPSINGING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM YESTERDAY DURING THE INAUGURATION WHAT A DISGRACE TO MY COUNTRY…..

    SMH I CAN’T WITH THIS GIRL SHES JUST TO FAKE FOR ME THANK GOD WE HAD REAL TALENT YESTERDAY THANKS TO KELLY CLARKSON JENNIFER HUDSON & ALICIA KEYS TRUE VOCALIST WHO ACTUALLY SING LIVE!!!

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    ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ Replied:

    :roll: I see, you’re MAD that I posted before :roll: You criticized me for the same thing that you posted, desperate b****. :roll: I mean at least she gets recognition whether bad or good unlike Kat Delude.

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    BASH Replied:

    don’t ever try my Queen…

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s no question Beyonce’s rendition of the national anthem was a roaring success. The mystery: was it live or lip synced?

    On Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Marine Band told news outlets that Beyonce had lip synced at President Barack Obama’s inauguration. Master Sgt. Kristin duBois said the band was notified at the last minute that Beyonce would use a pre-recorded voice track.

    But by late afternoon, the Marine Corps backed off that statement.

    Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Gregory Wolf said that because there was no opportunity for Beyonce to rehearse with the Marine Band, it was determined that a live performance by the band was ill advised. Instead they used a pre-recorded track for the band’s portion of the song.

    “Regarding Ms. Knowles-Carter’s vocal performance,” Wolf’s statement continued, “no one in the Marine Band is in a position to assess whether it was live or pre-recorded.”

    A representative for Beyonce did not respond to requests for comment.

    DuBois declined to answer further questions. Earlier in the day, she told The New York Times that the rest of the inaugural performance was live and they did not know why a recorded track was used for the national anthem.

    “It’s not because Beyonce can’t sing. We all know Beyonce can sing. We all know the Marine Band can play,” she said.

    Kelly Clarkson’s representative said she sang live to perform “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee.”

    All inaugural music is pre-recorded in case weather conditions or other circumstances could interrupt the program.

    The use of a recording is typical in big events. In 2009, cellist Yo-Yo Ma was questioned about “hand-syncing” for Obama’s first inauguration. Ma said instruments weren’t functioning properly in 19-degree weather.

    Even in good conditions, producing good sound can be a challenge in a large open space.

    Some artists choose to lip-sync. Whitney Houston’s memorable performance of the national anthem in 1991 at the Super Bowl was sung to a track.

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  • January 22, 2013 at 2:01 pm
    JJFan1814 says:
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    Great read! Love his work also!

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  • January 22, 2013 at 2:17 pm
    Lax says:
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    THANKS “GRAPE” ENJOYED THE ARTICLE,,,

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  • January 22, 2013 at 2:28 pm
    pat says:
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    loves Bangladesh….waits for the Beyonce lipsynching article….(crickets)…..the HIVE is quiet…

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    BASH Replied:

    We are not…we know better…

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s no question Beyonce’s rendition of the national anthem was a roaring success. The mystery: was it live or lip synced?

    On Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Marine Band told news outlets that Beyonce had lip synced at President Barack Obama’s inauguration. Master Sgt. Kristin duBois said the band was notified at the last minute that Beyonce would use a pre-recorded voice track.

    But by late afternoon, the Marine Corps backed off that statement.

    Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Gregory Wolf said that because there was no opportunity for Beyonce to rehearse with the Marine Band, it was determined that a live performance by the band was ill advised. Instead they used a pre-recorded track for the band’s portion of the song.

    “Regarding Ms. Knowles-Carter’s vocal performance,” Wolf’s statement continued, “no one in the Marine Band is in a position to assess whether it was live or pre-recorded.”

    A representative for Beyonce did not respond to requests for comment.

    DuBois declined to answer further questions. Earlier in the day, she told The New York Times that the rest of the inaugural performance was live and they did not know why a recorded track was used for the national anthem.

    “It’s not because Beyonce can’t sing. We all know Beyonce can sing. We all know the Marine Band can play,” she said.

    Kelly Clarkson’s representative said she sang live to perform “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee.”

    All inaugural music is pre-recorded in case weather conditions or other circumstances could interrupt the program.

    The use of a recording is typical in big events. In 2009, cellist Yo-Yo Ma was questioned about “hand-syncing” for Obama’s first inauguration. Ma said instruments weren’t functioning properly in 19-degree weather.

    Even in good conditions, producing good sound can be a challenge in a large open space.

    Some artists choose to lip-sync. Whitney Houston’s memorable performance of the national anthem in 1991 at the Super Bowl was sung to a track.

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  • January 22, 2013 at 3:22 pm
    WHUT says:
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    WHERE IS THAT ARTICLE SLUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!

    HOW DARE THE h** BE THIS COWARDLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    MY LIFEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Teacher Replied:

    LOL this is even further proof that she lip syncs during her shows too lol…but u gotta give it to her cuz she’s a pro at it lol!!!!!

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  • January 22, 2013 at 3:29 pm
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    If TGJ doesn’t do a post about Beyonce’s alleged lip syncing of the National anthem, i’ll be very disappointed

    Never let your personal opinions get in the way of your job-

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  • January 22, 2013 at 3:47 pm
    Bryan Dossome says:
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    ‘Beysus Christ’ LIPPED…..SO THAT DRAMATIC REMOVAL OF EAR-PIECE WAS NOTHING SHORT OF LIES!!!!!!!!!!before these deluded hives EVER come attacking royalties like Whitney,Janet,Mariah,Madonna and Celine,they better await pre-recorded superbowl half-time show and contain themselves to the petty hive/navy stan wars…

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    ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ Replied:

    It really isn’t a big deal but they way they act holier than thou……you should’ve seen them making excuses left and right in another post.

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  • January 22, 2013 at 4:16 pm
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    i have been saying all yesterday around blogs that she was lip synching and she pretended to make it about the ear plug. fraud -yonce strikes again. loooooooool!!!!

    that’s why there was absolutely no emotions, and no growls coming from as she seems to do growls and screeching when she hit high notes. bad acting as a lip syyncher.

    slayed what stans? looooool!!!!

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  • January 22, 2013 at 4:19 pm
    Kate Middleton says:
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    where are the stans? can’t take the heat i guess. loooooool!!!!

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  • January 22, 2013 at 4:21 pm
    Monstarebel (f** BOY) says:
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    LOL THE BEY HIVE IS IN HIDING YALL

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    Teacher Replied:

    Lol

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  • January 22, 2013 at 4:33 pm
    Debonair says:
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    @ ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ

    Aren’t We awfully desperate today. Once again, you want to spark some kind of stan war with the Hive. Yet you’ll turn around tomorrow sometime and play victim and act as if these Bey stans are only a bunch of heathens bullying everyone else on this blog. Thank you for making your instigating obvious. Don’t take it personal when everyone starts attacking Mariah and brings up her pre-recorded faded vocals for We Belong Together’s climax. Matter of fact, lambs like you seem content with Mariah being a mere shadow of herself. She look as if she’s about to have a seizure when she performs every one of her songs from the 90′s. She can barely walk in heels across a stage, never -the- less command it. It wouldn’t be polite of me either to ponder how this “power house ” vocalists went from that to being the “Great Whisperer”. Bottom line is that Mariah’s been giving less than triumphant vocals for a while, so you may not want to be the first to tear down everyone that actually sings well today.

    By the way, you’re always pretending to be some authority on who is a legend and who can’t be in that boat. Let these new artists have their day and make their own history. It’s ridiculous to see someone so bent on others stars not joining the elite. You are no fortune teller and you should stop being so insecure.

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    You’re back! :lol: Isn’t it funny that every-time you post its related to me. I don’t know whether I should feel flattered or disturbed that you choose to dedicate your life following everything I say and do. Lets start shall we? Here we go.

    “Aren’t We awfully desperate today. Once again, you want to spark some kind of stan war with the Hive. ”

    Really? Aren’t you deseprate for my attention as you choose to address me as opposed to @kate iddleton @Monstarebel @Beyonce’s Weave @suicide blonde @kat deluna fan or any of the other people that have posted before me or after with a lot less nicer things to say? Well, it turns out you are desperate and pathetic for it.

    “Yet you’ll turn around tomorrow sometime and play victim and act as if these Bey stans are only a bunch of heathens bullying everyone else on this blog.”

    So the BeyHive wasn’t the one attacking Whitney yesterday? Were were you for that may I ask? Hmm? You claimed I wasn’t a Whitney fan yet you were nowhere in site when the BeyHive attacked Whitney and called her many derogatory things. Yet another baseless accusation, as they proved my point yesterday.

    “Thank you for making your instigating obvious.”

    Clockwise, I mean the only times that you “comment” on this site is to leave me a comment, should I give you my personal e-mail and such so you can have a better chances of getting in touch with me? I mean what’s your obsession? This is my 3rd time seeing you on this site and this is the 3rd time you leave a comment to me. Thank you indeed.

    “Don’t take it personal when everyone starts attacking Mariah and brings up her pre-recorded faded vocals for We Belong Together’s climax.”

    Rather you take things personally I mean you always find a way to bring Mariah into everything you address me with and you somehow sound hurt with all this. Its like you want to discredit what I’m saying which is funny because you should realize that I don’t need you validation nor your approval to say what I’m going to say. And no, I will not be surprised nor will I take it personally when “somebody” brings these supposed proofs because Mariah much like Whitney and any of my favorite artist are just that, my favor tie artists not my mother of my keepers. Not everyone is as infatuated with others as you seem to be. :roll: please get a grip and return to reality in that this is a MUSIC blog and on the INTERNET and not real life :roll:

    “Matter of fact, lambs like you seem content with Mariah being a mere shadow of herself.”

    Well I’m not going to pretend that she’s singing the way she used nor will I pretend that Whitney was the same before she died nor will I pretend that Celine doesn’t lip nor will I pretend that Madonna sometimes needs to have several seats. You seem too vapidly dumb to understand that I accept these people as they are and choose to accept them for their greatness and their failures that doesn’t make me delusional it makes a real fan because I’m not pretending to be their fan when everyone else loves them and turning my back on them when everyone else does.

    “She look as if she’s about to have a seizure when she performs every one of her songs from the 90′s. She can barely walk in heels across a stage, never -the- less command it.”

    Okay, and? I mean is this suppose to prove something to me? The only thing this shows is that her songs from the 90s are difficult to sing and she will not be able to perform as she used to, you should accept it and move on dear, stop living in the past.

    “It wouldn’t be polite of me either to ponder how this “power house ” vocalists went from that to being the “Great Whisperer”.”

    Its not rude at all, its your opinion and the bottom line is her voice has declined due to many things and I suggest you research to find out why before you skid around it :roll: The fact that you think I don’t know it is just very funny.

    “Bottom line is that Mariah’s been giving less than triumphant vocals for a while, so you may not want to be the first to tear down everyone that actually sings well today.”

    LOL :lol: :lol: So because of the medical condition and exhaustion that has caused Mariah voice to decline I should have no right to judge others singing? :lol: I will keep on saying what I want to say and you’ll just gave to deal with it. It has nothing to do with Mariah and the fact that you have to resort to bringing Mariah into it just proves you have nothing else better to say. It doesn’t matter if, to say Beyonce can sing or not, she still lip and its better if you accept it sooner than later.

    “By the way, you’re always pretending to be some authority on who is a legend and who can’t be in that boat. Let these new artists have their day and make their own history.”

    I’ve never said I was an expert that just you nerves speaking. I see what I said yesterday struck a nerve :lol: Well its true, legends are rare to think otherwise is just plain delusional and dumb. Let these artist make their histories but stop writing things for them that aren’t happening. ACCEPT these people for who and what they are, not WHO YOU THINK THEY SHOULD BE.

    “It’s ridiculous to see someone so bent on others stars not joining the elite. You are no fortune teller and you should stop being so insecure.”

    Again, its funny you choose to address me out of all the naysayers for Beyonce. In all honesty, you really think I care about Beyonce that much to discredit her? I mean its like, she isn’t a legend as you’d like to believe and very few people are actually legends. Why would I be insecure over a person that I don’t know? I’m not a fortune teller just like you don’t know who I am. I’m kinda interested to know what makes you think you know me so well? Like you’ve painted this picture of me and you use it to justify why the things I say aren’t true.

    I actually thought you had interesting things to say but its funny because you think me of ALL the people on this site would be out to destroy and discredit Beyonce.

    Actually, by your definition wouldn’t I be more insecure about Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, and Nicki Minaj instead since I’ve said a lot less nicer things about them? Yet another thing you are COMPLETELY wrong about like how you told me I stan for Mariah and hide behind Whitney and Janet, etc. I’m STILL waiting for that proof you know. Stop being pathetic really.

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    @ ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ

    I’m singling you out and only addressing you simply because your contradictory in you ongoing rants and shady comments. You’ve proven yourself to be a hypocrite. You’re accusing others of attacking these artists and being disrespectful and here you are today doing the same. I don’t mind a foul mouth fool as much as I do an inconsistent rambler.

    I notice that you tend to cowardly bring up other iconic artists like Madonna, Cline, Janet and Whitney so that this can somehow add weight to what your saying concerning Mariah by grouping them all. Let your arguments stand on their own regarding Mariah instead of including more interesting artists.

    I get your drift, you’re free to state how you feel, but
    I’m free to pick my bone with you as well. Don’t think that someone doesn’t have the right to call you out. I do and I will.

    By the way, we could exchange e-mails or meet for coffee I certainly don’t have a problem expressing just what I think of you in any fashion.

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    “I’m singling you out and only addressing you simply because your contradictory in you ongoing rants and shady comments.”

    My rants? Like how I write multiple comments about what other blogs said about Beyonce? Like how I said Beyonce is this and that? Oh wait that’s not me yet I’m the one that rants. :roll: If it floats your boat. Contradictory? Really? Proof is needed for this. I will admit to the shady comments but that isn’t a special treatment to Beyonce.

    “You’ve proven yourself to be a hypocrite.” Proof is needed for this claim as well.

    “You’re accusing others of attacking these artists and being disrespectful and here you are today doing the same.”

    Were did I attack Beyonce today? About the lipping post? It was A CONFIRMED news by CNN, TMZ, Times, etc I just posted it AFTER other people posted it. There was nothing disrespectful or false about it, you just happen to dislike what I had to say and that’s your problem not mine.

    “I don’t mind a foul mouth fool as much as I do an inconsistent rambler.”
    Another thing proof is needed for, you’re kinda stacking up with all this.

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    “I notice that you tend to cowardly bring up other iconic artists like Madonna, Cline, Janet and Whitney so that this can somehow add weight to what your saying concerning Mariah by grouping them all. Let your arguments stand on their own regarding Mariah instead of including more interesting artists.”

    Unless we are specifically talking about each artists I group all of them together as I view them all the same. Why do you feel the need to claw these escapes? If you have a specific incident that you’d like to talk about then say is stop “cowering” around and skidding past it. They all stand on their own and TRUST me they don’t need each other to stand by themselves.

    “I get your drift, you’re free to state how you feel, but
    I’m free to pick my bone with you as well. Don’t think that someone doesn’t have the right to call you out. I do and I will.”

    Not at all master, why don’t you tell me what I can say and cannot say. Or would you rather I say nice things about Beyonce 24/7? In your eyes, I presume, its fine when I have nice things to say about Beyonce but when I don’t I’m a hypocrite and “contradicting” myself. My opinions vary and they will remain such, but nice of you to try.

    “By the way, we could exchange e-mails or meet for coffee I certainly don’t have a problem expressing just what I think of you in any fashion.”

    Nice of you to offer but I don’t meet people from online in real life, you know what they say, “don’t accept candy from a stranger” but here is my e-mail if you really feel that passionately. ([email protected]) since you are REALLY insistent about how you know me more than I know myself.

    I have a serious question for you, since according to you I’m only a fan of Mariah and hide behind the others and use their names together to give Mariah a boost, should I just return all of Whitney’s, Madonna’s, Celine’s, Michael’s, Janet’s, etc albums so I would stop deluding myself? Would you care to throw more allegations about me as well? Or rather like @quetta would you like to tell me that I worship Mariah?

    I noticed you skipped over some things from my post before and I am still waiting for those proofs by the way.

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    I could go through countless post and gather up different items that date back to last year and it would all be done in vain. You’re fully aware of your vices. I’m not going to engage in this silly game of burdening myself to find “proof”, when you’ll counter it with denials.

    I suppose we should be thanking you, Diane Sawyer for assisting Sam with your random news feed in this Bangladesh post. Your just doing your job. I think .

    Anyway I’d love to continue with our communication, but unfortunately I’m not able to stay for this party. Until we meet again!

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    “I could go through countless post and gather up different items that date back to last year and it would all be done in vain.”

    COULDA, WOULDA, SHOULDA…….”countless” you say? Yet not one was brought. Okay.

    “You’re fully aware of your vices.”

    Don’t act like you know what I know and what I don’t know. I have NO idea what makes you think you know me :lol: I’m certainly NOT aware of my hypocrisy and contradictions that you speak of.

    ” I’m not going to engage in this silly game of burdening myself to find “proof”, when you’ll counter it with denials. ”

    LMFAO There you have it. Surrender. You HAVE no proof, I know who I am and I know what my intentions are as well as what I said, so you cannot tell me otherwise.

    “I suppose we should be thanking you, Diane Sawyer for assisting Sam with your random news feed in this Bangladesh post. Your just doing your job. I think .”

    Naw, this post is also under the Beyonce tag (hence his collaboration with her and the title including her name). Plus, dear, @Jay Scorpio posted about 25 minuets before I posted so I’m hardly the model employee, dedicate your gratitude towards him and Kat Deluna that made all this possible.

    PROOF:
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    Jay Scorpio

    January 22, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    in other news…. CNN has confirmed Times of London report that Beyonce lip-synched the National Anthem during #inaug2013…. damn shame considering she still sounded ah hott mess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ______________________

    See, this is how you show proof for your claims.

    “Anyway I’d love to continue with our communication, but unfortunately I’m not able to stay for this party. Until we meet again!”

    YES!! Until then dear, I must say I didn’t enjoy this bash party as much as you did but it was interesting nonetheless having you tell me about, well, me. :lol: Until next time when you’re armed with MORE allegations!

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  • January 22, 2013 at 5:22 pm
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    SHE DID STANS–THIS IS FROM THE WASHINGTONIAN:

    To the press seated just below the podium, in front of the “President’s Own” Marine Corps Band, it was evident that the band wasn’t actually playing during the song—even though band director Colonel Michael J. Colburn was conducting energetically and the band members mimicked blowing into their instruments. Separately, at one point during her performance, Beyoncé removed her earpiece.

    A hint as to the actual origins of the version Beyoncé sang came from her own hand: On January 20, the day before the ceremony, Beyoncé posted pictures to her Instagram account that appeared to show her in a recording studio. In one, she holds a copy of the sheet music to “The Star Spangled Banner” in front of a microphone attached to a recording device, and in another she sits in front of recording equipment while members of the Marine Corps Band stand clutching sheet music behind her.

    Miming along to a pre-recorded track isn’t unheard of at inaugural ceremonies. At President Obama’s 2009 inauguration, cold weather and wind meant that a live performance by cellist Yo-Yo Ma and violinist Itzhak Perlman had to be nixed in favor of a recording.

    “We don’t know why Beyoncé decided to use prerecorded music,” a spokesperson for the Marine Corps Band told The Washingtonian 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.”

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    and the white house also released a statement …

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s no question Beyonce’s rendition of the national anthem was a roaring success. The mystery: was it live or lip synced?

    On Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Marine Band told news outlets that Beyonce had lip synced at President Barack Obama’s inauguration. Master Sgt. Kristin duBois said the band was notified at the last minute that Beyonce would use a pre-recorded voice track.

    But by late afternoon, the Marine Corps backed off that statement.

    Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Gregory Wolf said that because there was no opportunity for Beyonce to rehearse with the Marine Band, it was determined that a live performance by the band was ill advised. Instead they used a pre-recorded track for the band’s portion of the song.

    “Regarding Ms. Knowles-Carter’s vocal performance,” Wolf’s statement continued, “no one in the Marine Band is in a position to assess whether it was live or pre-recorded.”

    A representative for Beyonce did not respond to requests for comment.

    DuBois declined to answer further questions. Earlier in the day, she told The New York Times that the rest of the inaugural performance was live and they did not know why a recorded track was used for the national anthem.

    “It’s not because Beyonce can’t sing. We all know Beyonce can sing. We all know the Marine Band can play,” she said.

    Kelly Clarkson’s representative said she sang live to perform “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee.”

    All inaugural music is pre-recorded in case weather conditions or other circumstances could interrupt the program.

    The use of a recording is typical in big events. In 2009, cellist Yo-Yo Ma was questioned about “hand-syncing” for Obama’s first inauguration. Ma said instruments weren’t functioning properly in 19-degree weather.

    Even in good conditions, producing good sound can be a challenge in a large open space.

    Some artists choose to lip-sync. Whitney Houston’s memorable performance of the national anthem in 1991 at the Super Bowl was sung to a track.

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  • January 22, 2013 at 7:06 pm
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    Beyoncé has been widely praised for her beautiful rendition of the national anthem at Monday’s presidential inauguration.

    But even after seeing her triumphantly pull her earpiece out as she belted out the words, buzz is now bubbling up that the superstar wasn’t singing it live.

    TheTimes of London is reporting that a spokeswoman for the Marine Corps Band says it is standard procedure to record a backing track and that Beyoncé decided soon before stepping to the microphone to use it.

    UPDATE, 5:28 p.m. ET: The U.S. Marine Corps is backing off earlier statements that Beyoncé lip-synced the national anthem, the Associated Press reports.

    According to a statement, the band did not play live, however, Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Gregory Wolf tells AP no one in the band is in a position to know whether Beyonce’s vocal performance was live or pre-recorded.

    UPDATE, 1 p.m. ET: Master Sgt. Kristin DuBois, spokeswoman for the President’s Own United States Marine Band, confirms to USA TODAY’s Maria Puente that Beyoncé was lip-syncing.

    It’s standard operating procedure for musicians to pre-record crucial music such as Hail to the Chief and The Star-Spangled Banner. “You can’t have a presidential inauguration and not have Hail to the Chief and Star-Spangled Banner,” she says.

    And it’s not unprecedented to use the pre-recorded track, as Yo-Yo Ma did last time, classical instruments being delicate in cold weather. But the band performed live for the entire ceremony, except for Beyoncé.

    DuBois says they were “surprised” to be given instructions during the ceremonies that they were to stand and pretend to play their instruments during the national anthem, and they “don’t know” why that decision was made. Or even who made it. Probably Beyoncé. “It’s not what we would have chosen, but we were instructed to do it so we did.”‘

    As for Beyoncé, “we all know she has the pipes,” she said. “It wasn’t because she can’t sing it or because the band can’t play it, because we can. … We performed live, as we have for every inauguration since 1801.”

    She said that every four years somebody wants to write a story about “was it live or was it Memorex?”

    She also says Kelly Clarkson sang live, and that the band’s staff arranger wrote the special arrangement of My Country, ‘Tis of Thee that she used.

    If anyone can handle brutal playing conditions, the band can, she says. “This group of people are such pros, they can make it work no matter what. They are so accustomed to playing under any condition.”

    Washingtonian.com posed the question, too: “Did Beyoncé Lip-Sync the Star-Spangled Banner?”

    Washingtonian’s Sophie Gilbert writes, “To press seated just below the podium, in front of the ‘President’s Own’ Marine Corps Band, it was evident that the band wasn’t actually playing during the song — even though band director Colonel Michael J. Colburn was conducting energetically and the band members mimicked blowing into their instruments.”

    And offering more possible evidence, Gilbert notes that “the day before the ceremony, Beyoncé posted pictures to her Instagram account that appeared to show her in a recording studio. In one, she holds a copy of the sheet music to The Star Spangled Banner in front of a microphone attached to a recording device, and in another she sits in front of recording equipment while members of the Marine Corps Band stand clutching sheet music behind her.”

    Indeed, Beyoncé did share those photos on her website.

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    talk about PR damage control, the truth came out but now back tracking. sorry the damage was already done, a little too late nobody will believe this fraud fat liar. bad start already.

    she faked the singing and faked her pregnancy, this two will NEVER die out even the mainstream public is already saying damage control by her PR.

    i wonder how much she paid, she might go broke for paying to cover up her fat exposed Asssss!!!!

    LOL!!! from fake pregnancy to fake singing.

    her diva attitude while lipping was HILARIOUS!!

    go watch other videos that focused on her, you can tell she was not singing live, see the CNN video and others.

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  • January 23, 2013 at 1:59 am
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    She may be a shadow of her former self.But i think she’s slowly coming back and is looking great too.Her music even tho its all “her team” make great decisions….and heres another article supporting her nice persona. http://www.vulture.com/2011/04/britney_spears_songwriter_heat.html

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    This Site might as well post about that Beyonce fiasco because at this rate any Post that has someone linked to Beyonce will turn in to what we are seeing here. This was a nice interview and unfortunately it is being overshadowed by this Beyonce mess. She needs to start practicing her answers for this one because it will come up during her press tour with this album or better yet start drafting that list of questions that she will be prepared to answer.

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    Hello are using WordPress for your blog platform? I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and
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