Eve has weighed in on the controversy surrounding Beyoncé’s lip-synching scandal during President Barack Obama’s inauguration. Conflicting reports continue to swirl as to whether or not Beyoncé was singing live, or using a pre-recorded track. While the backing Marine Band has admitted to playing along with a pre-recorded track, Beyoncé has remained silent on whether or not she was playing live or lip-synching the performance.
Eve said that although Beyoncé can sing, it wasn’t a big deal if she wasn’t.
“At this point, if you need to question this girl’s talent, you should just stop,” Eve told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “You should really just never listen to music. We all know the girl can sing. We all know she’s a perfectionist.
“Why not dot all the i’s and cross the t’s when you know that at any drop of a dime, if somebody asks you to blow, you can blow,” Eve said, adding that there are probably more important things to worry about.
It may be a trivial matter to Eve, but the controversy seems to continues to grow with each passing day.
While the Marine Band issued a statement admitting that they used a backing track due to the frigid weather, they could not be certain that Beyoncé had done the same thing.
“There was no opportunity for Ms. Knowles-Carter to rehearse with the Marine Band before the Inauguration so it was determined that a live performance by the band was ill-advised for such a high-profile event,” United States Marine Corps. media officer Capt. Gregory A. Wolf said in a statement to E! News.
“Regarding Ms. Knowles-Carter’s vocal performance, no one in the Marine Band is in a position to assess whether it was live or prerecorded,” Captain Wolf stated.
Now, MTVNews is reporting that the engineer of the performance, Ian Shepherd, said that at least “half” of what was heard was live.
“At least half of what we were hearing, if not all, was her real vocal,” Ian Shepherd said in a blog post.