Did Beyonce Lip-Synched National Anthem At Inauguration?

Four years after performing for the President and First Lady at their inauguration ball, Beyonce returned for an amazing performance of the National Anthem.

But immediately after stunning more than a million people in attendance and millions more on TV, Beyonce caught some criticism on Twitter for lip-synched.

PHOTO: Beyonce & Jay-Z At President Obama Inauguration

But According to reports by the Washingtonian, it is normal for musicians to lip-synched at the inauguration.

“All music [for inaugural ceremonies] is prerecorded as a matter of course, and that’s something we’ve done for years and years,” a spokesperson for the Marine Corps said. “The Marine Band did perform live throughout the ceremony but we received last-minute word that Beyoncé wanted to use the recording.”

Yesterday Beyonce posted a photo on her Instagram of herself in the studio with members of the Marine Corps Band.

beyonce inauguration rehearsal

Watch Beyonce perform the United States National Anthem below.