For “The Ridiculist” segment of his show tonight, Anderson Cooper turned to the post-inauguration scandal that rocked the country today. Beyoncé lip-synched the national anthem!
“I respond with a big star-spangled so what?” Cooper said. “As far as I’m concerned, it is Beyoncé’s world and we are just living in it.”
Clarifying that it was her pre-recorded voice, she just wasn’t actually singing live, Cooper continued, “I’m releasing a statement right now saying I just don’t care. We got to look at Beyoncé’s beautiful face and hear Beyoncé’s beautiful voice singing the national anthem. There is only one thing we should say today and that is thank you, Beyoncé. Francis Scott Key himself would send her a fruit basket.”
After playing clips of some of the more infamous lip-synching scandals in music history from Milli Vanilli and Ashlee Simpson, Cooper had one final message for anyone questioning Beyoncé’s decision. “Talk to me after you’ve gotten on the stage in front of the president of the United States and hundreds of thousands to sing the national anthem in 40-degree weather.”
someone linked this in the other post and you can hear her singing over a backing track a.k.a not lipsyncing
oop the video of Anderson isn't showing up idk why. it's at the source if anyone's interested.