Jay-Z and Beyonce arrive at the presidential inauguration at the U.S. Capitol, Jan. 21, 2013. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty)

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Beyoncé Lip-Syncs Anthem

Times of London says Marine Corps Band confirms.

And you thought the inauguration was boring. Scandal is rocking Washington, as The Times of London reports that Beyoncé was lip-syncing “The Star Spangled Banner” at Monday’s historic event. The clues: apparent to some press seated below the podium, the Marine Corps Band wasn’t even playing during the song (despite the band director’s conducting); Beyoncé apparently removed her earpiece at one point; an Instagram photo was posted by the singer the day before in a recording studio, holding sheet music to the song. Also, the Marine Corps Band spokesperson confirmed suspicions and said that the singer chose to “rely on the studio version” shortly before her performance. This would be the first known case of a lip-synced performance of the anthem at an inauguration.

Read it at Times of London

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