When Beyonce holds a press conference, girl HOLDS A PRESS CONFERENCE: She strutted onstage in New Orleans, microphone in hand, then asked reporters and photographers to please stand as she belted out a live, acappella rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner." Lingering haters of her Inauguration performance were swiftly hushed. "Any questions?" she asked with swagger. No, ma'am. (But, actually, yes...)
For the next 30 some minutes reporters question Bey about her upcoming Super Bowl performance, and her Inauguration lip-synch scandal. Here are the key quotes:
On Lip-Syncing at Inauguration: "I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra. It was a very, very important show...due to the weather, no proper soundcheck, I did not feel comfortable taking a risk so I decided to sing along with the pre-recorded track, which is very common... [But] I’m very proud of my performance."
Will She Lip-Sync at Super Bowl? "I will absolutely be singing live...this is what I was born to do."
Inauguration Vs. Halftime Show: "This weekend I’m performing at the Halftime show, and I felt like [the Inauguration] was not about me. I’m excited to have done both. But now I’m on to the Halftime Show."
What's She Doing After the Show? "I’m going to enjoy my daughter. I miss her."
On Importance of Performing at the Super Bowl: "This has been an aspiration for me. I just thank God that I’m given this opportunity. Like I said earlier, you work very hard for these moments. I’m just hoping my life lessons, all my experience, I can feel and I can use in this performance."
A Reporter Asked What Color Her Toothbrush Is: "It's multicolored...it’s blue and white. I think? Blue and yellow maybe."
Is She Going On Tour? "I would say ‘soon.’ And I may have an announcement after the performance and the fans should just stay tuned."
One Last Note to Haters: "I love haters. No shade. No hate."