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Clutch Magazine: Did You Care Whether Beyonce Did It Live Or Not?

For my latest post on Clutch, I poked a little fun at people in hysterics over whether or not Beyonce sang live at President Obama's second term Inauguration. I'm firmly in the "don't care," camp, but I figured, "Hey! Let's try to understand others, shall we?"

Here's a snippet:

Once that representative from the U.S. Marines Band admitted that they were a bunch of mimes for President Obama’s inaugural it’s been a non-stop, wall-to-wall, stop the presses, non-story that MUST BE DISCUSSED.

If you’re like me (and again, maybe you’re not like me, I don’t know your life) … you were like “So?” It was a beautiful rendition. Everyone knows Beyoncé can actually sing and sings her own songs and no matter what she was singing to a recording of her own voice. So she was still singing, just not live. I don’t get mad when I open up my laptop after playing “Single Ladies” and find there is no tiny Beyoncé dancing in a onesie on my computer processor. I mean, do these people also know that’s probably not her hair? Someone call FOX News! I got a Beyoncé scoop and it involves 10 lbs of blonde Indian Remy.

Read the full post at Clutch Magazine Online.

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Reader Comments (4)

You picked the Mothership of Hysterics to post this article? You know humor is lost on Clutch commentors and they despise any sign of even the most obvious humor as a sign of antifeminist trickery, without, of course knowing what feminism actually means. I salute your bravery, ma'am!

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaymaker

I wasn't terribly worked up about it, but yes, I think that lip-synching should be disclosed. When the technical reasons for doing it are explained, the ire tends to fade.

"Live" should mean live.

January 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterReader

O.M.G. Hilarious. I just found your blog on the Root and I'm impressed. I read it to my husband and now he's trying to figure out how to start a blog - go figure. I'm sure I'll have to Q.A. it before it ever hits the presses - he's not the best grammarian.

To your point - yeah, So. Why is this even an issue. My IQ is dropping by points even as we speak because this is such a non-issue.

I think the pink elephant needs to start tap dancing, break dancing or something because this is getting ridiculous. They just want to sway us away from those issues that really matter, like gun control, racism, and the like.

I'm going to make this the LAST time I talk about Beyonce, because frankly, the only thing I find interesting about her is the Indian Remy - her weaves are the smoking whip - lol...But I digress.

Thanks again, and I'm glad I found your blog.

February 1, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterwritergalinohio

no. btw, i miss coming here. curly hair fineness and all.

February 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterswiv
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