Rap Star Eve Defends Beyonce’s Lip Synching Fiasco, Controversy Continues

(AllHipHop News) Philadelphia Hip-Hop star 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.

  • Pierre Elliott


    • So you are saying their is no softer side to Hip-Hop? Why do you people constantly HATE female rappers? What are they doing so differently from their male counter parts? Eve is a Hip-Hop legend, comedian, actor, writer, and designer….Can you please give your black sister the credit that she deserves?

      • johnblacksad

        I don’t hate female rappers, unless Drake is considered one…

        fcuk that soft sh!t… if i want some soft sh!t i bump some Digable Planets, or some of that Prime Time Live, R.I.P. Big Mello!

        Dior, please check that track out… Prime Time Live… it’s out of this world, none of that drake honeycomb/gummybear/jello/syruppy sh!t … make sure you have a blunt rolled up befo’ tho…

      • Okay I will check it out.

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  • Eve is real…Gotta love her.

    • johnblacksad

      Thought that was J.Lo… but i could be wrong, i’m not too familiar with that RnB, Drake and all of that…

      i fux wit Brandy tho, an occasional Anthony Hamilton…

  • Mike Swiff

    EVE STFU: worry about your own wasted career..You haven’t had a hit snce MC Shan’s “The Bridge” (smirk) and you talking about a MEGA-STAR! no matter how hard you try to paly in Beyonce’s weave yo ass will not be featured on the next B solo project. Hey EVE do what you do best…NOTHING (Snnnnnniiiiiiiifffffffff) She knows what the fcuk Im talking about..

    • GregSki86


    • You need to do your homework…Eve is very successful and a better actor than Beyonce could ever be…Secondly along with her own money she is dating a billionaire at the moment, so the chick is not far from Beyonce’s status. The last time I check not Beyonce or Jay-Z have been labeled as Billionaires.

      • Pierre Elliott


      • OCYRUS

        she is pregnant by him so its her money as well now

      • johnblacksad

        don’t let me catch you wearing some of that Fetish wear

        she no longer dates that billionaire dictator (dude is as rich as he’s an idiot)

  • I used to like her BUT I HATE ARSE LICKERS.

    Does she think if the tables where turnt that Beyonce will stand up for her?

    Eve should have just kept her mouth shut and said nothing.

  • Choppa

    Hey Dior.. HEy Girl..

    “Rap Star Eve”.. FOH AHH

    • You have a personal problem with powerful women….Are you a homosexual? lol

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  • James

    I’m sure she was just answering the question and she pretty much said the same thing everyone is thinking. She’s not looking for a feature what so ever, so fall back. And she surely doesn’t care about your opinion of her music being “soft”. She’s doing her and doing it bigger and better than any of you haters ever will.

  • greeneyedbandit

    He’s a Millionaire, not a Billionaire…..Y’all got her boo mixed up with Janet Jackson’s. either one is great though…lol