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CLOSE – Beyonce is gearing up for her Superbowl half-time performance in New Orleans and came out singing the national anthem live at the press conference to lay to rest the “lip-synch controversy” from the recent 2013 Presidential Inauguration.

After singing the anthem, Beyonce asked, “any questions?” with a slight grin….

Did she just “read” all of her critics? Yes she did!

Listen below to a bit of the performance and her admitting that she did sing the national anthem to a pre-recorded track at the inauguration because she didn’t have time to rehearse saying that she wanted to “make the President proud.”

About her Inaugural “back track” performance:

“Well I am a perfectionist and one thing about me, I practice until my feet bleed and I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra. It was a live television show and a very, very important, emotional moment for me. One of my proudest moments. Due to the weather, due to the delay, I did not feel comfortable taking a risk. It was about the president and the inauguration. And I wanted to make him my country proud so I decided to sing along with my prerecorded track which is very common in the music industry. I’m very proud of my performance.”

On her documentary “Life Is But A Dream”:

I’m very nervous. I’m still very nervous. It was really interesting directing and editing myself and seeing all the mistakes that I’ve made and still putting it in the film and seeing life as if it wasn’t me. I feel like it’s time. It’s time for people to really get to know me and to see a different side. I’m really curious and scared. And every night I’m like now it’s too late it’s coming out. I’m happy with it.

On singing live at the super bowl:

“I will absolutely be singing live. I am well rehearsed and I will absolutely be singing live. This is what I was born to do, born for.

On Blue Ivy:

I feel like my daughter has changed me and changed my life and given me so much purpose. I feel like this movie, like I told AJ, it’s very neccissary and shows a human side. We’re all human and I feel like at some point, my job is too protect her and I’m happy that I can tell my story on my times.

On preparing for the super bowl:

Like I’ve said, I’ve had a 16-year career and all of the things I have done, has prepared me for this. So I’m ready

On the haters:

I love haters. No Shame. No hate.

On the pressure she feels leading up to Sunday’s show:

It’s nerve-wracking and it is something we’ve been preparing for, for about four or five months so–of course I’m nervous. I think when I was driving up, I just got chills because I saw the super dome and it’s so much history there. And it’s where my family is from New Iberia, Lousiana. It really makes me emotionally to have a half time performance. I think of all my heros and it’s the one thing when I’m no longer. When I’m no over here, it’s what they’re going to show. and it is something I’m so honored to be doing at 31 years old. When i got into the super dome i planted my feet into the ground and i just ran. I’m trying to learn to live in every moment. Because these moments are not promised to us and I’m so so happy in my life. I feel so full and this is such a  huge opportunity. I take it very serious so I’m excited.

Video of Bey performing the national anthem live, courtesy of Perez Hilton, below: