Beyonce Delivers Pitch Perfect National Anthem at Super Bowl Press Conference [Video]
Bey followed her jaw-dropping rendition with thanks, followed by a sweet, sassy and shade filled remark: "Any questions?"
Though she rendered all of her critics completely moot, she did explain her possibly lip-synced Inauguration performance. "I am a perfectionist. One thing about me, I practice until my feet bleed," she said firmly (quotes via PEOPLE). "I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra. It was a live television show. It was a very important emotional show for me, one of my proudest moments."
Aside from not having time to rehearse, Beyonce echoed the sentiments of a lot of experts who said the cold temperatures were a risk. "Due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable taking a risk. It was about the President, the Inauguration," she said. Then she got a little quietly sassy: "I wanted to make him and my country proud, so I decided to sing along to my pre-recorded track, which is very common in the music industry."
Set to applause, she added, "I'm very proud of my performance."