Her admission came on Thursday as she attended a press conference in New Orleans ahead of her Super Bowl half-time spectacular on Sunday where, she insists, she will be singing live. Clearly knowing she would be quizzed over the lip-synching controversy by the packed room of journalists, Beyonce first addressed the matter by singing another rendition of The Star Spangled Banner- this one a live, unaccompanied, a cappella. The floor was then opened to questions, where Beyonce explained how she wanted her performance for President Barack Obama to be a memorable one - and called the day 'emotional'.
Beyonce, wearing a very short white dress with open back, said: 'I am a perfectionist, I will practise until my feet bleed but I didn't get a chance. 'The inauguration was about the president I wanted to make him and the country proud. I decided to sing along with my pre-recorded track which is something that is common in the music industry. 'I always sing live, the inauguration was unfortunately a time when I didn't have time to rehearse with the the orchestra because I was rehearsing for the Super Bowl.
'I'm very proud of my performance,' she added. Speaking about the Super Bowl, she continued: 'I will absolutely be singing live, I am well-rehearsed. This is what I am born for. 'I've had a 16 year career and everything I've done has prepared me for this, I'm ready.