Cooper: Who Cares if Beyonce Lip-Synced?
'Francis Scott Key would send her a fruit basket,' he says
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2013 4:15 AM CST
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(Newser) – Amid the "did she or didn't she" debate surrounding Beyonce's alleged lip-syncing of the national anthem on Inauguration Day, Anderson Cooper has weighed in on the side of "so what," reports Mediaite. "I’m releasing a statement right now saying I just don’t care," the CNN host said on the "Ridiculist" portion of his show. "We got to look at Beyonce's beautiful face and hear Beyonce's beautiful voice singing the national anthem."

"There is only one thing we should say today and that is thank you, Beyonce," Cooper added. "Francis Scott Key himself would send her a fruit basket." Another defender was Piers Morgan, who tweeted that Beyonce "still sang the American national anthem better than anyone I've ever heard," E! Online reports. "Beyonce still SANG it, everyone. It was HER voice," he told critics. A spokesman for the US Marine Corps Band, which first raised the issue, now says that while the band's performance was pre-recorded, he's not sure about Beyonce's.

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nym-acct
Jan 24, 2013 11:20 PM CST
Cooper's right. Who cares if she recorded it in advance. Did you hear the thing? She was f*cking excellent, best version of the song I've ever heard (I think better then Whitney's). And oh yeah, check out that video of Beyonce & Obama: Beyonce LIKES Obama :) A smile as big as it can get on her face in that video. Just enjoy it America, Beyonce did right by everyone there :)
MSCOTTASHLEY
Jan 24, 2013 10:50 AM CST
Hey, it's "show biz"!!!! It's amazing that this story is getting so much comment. She recorded it, it's her voice, get off her back. Maybe her manager made the decision.
UnclePaul
Jan 24, 2013 6:43 AM CST
Who cares?