Following her show-stopping live acapella rendition of the National Anthem during Thursday’s Super Bowl press conference, Beyoncé briefly fielded questions from the room of reporters. She explained her performance of the National Anthem at President Obama’s Inauguration, plans for Sunday’s show, rumors that Destiny’s Child will join her onstage and how she felt recording a new track with the girls, her upcoming documentary and showing her daughter Blue Ivy in it, and she hinted about a tour.
See what Beyoncé had to say below…
On the lip-syncing controversy: “I am a perfectionist. One thing about me, I practice until my feet bleed. I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra. It was a live television show. It was a very important emotional show for me, one of my proudest moments. Due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper soundcheck. I did not feel comfortable taking a risk. It was about the President, the Inauguration. I wanted to make him and my country proud, so I decided to sing along to my pre-recorded track, which is very common in the music industry. I’ve very proud of my performance.”
On a potential Destiny’s Child reunion at the Super Bowl: “I can’t really give you any details, I’m sorry.”
On DC’s new song “Nuclear”: It was so exciting to hear us together again, I just dropped on the floor and felt like a little teeanager again, when I heard us harmonize.”
On showing Blue Ivy in her upcoming documentary: “I feel like my daughter has changed me, and changed my life and has given me so much purpose. I feel like this movie is very necessary and it shows a human side, we are all human. I feel like at some point my job is to protect her, and I’m happy I can tell my story on my terms.”
On when she will tour: “I would say soon and I may have an announcement after the performance.”