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Beyonce: 'Today Show' Board Feed Scandal

Beyonce: 'Today Show' Board Feed Scandal

A raw “board mix” reportedly of Beyonce Knowles singing during her Today Show performance last year was broadcasted on Howard Stern‘s Sirius radio show yesterday. Listen to it below!

In response to the audio clip, Beyonce‘s dad and manager, Mathew Knowles, released a statement.

He told TMZ, “If no one took the time to look at the biggest Inauguration in the history of America then shame on them. If no one took the time to listen to Beyonce sing ‘America the Beautiful’ and ‘At Last’ at the Neighborhood Ball for the first dance of President Obama and the First Lady, and they question Beyonce‘s vocal ability, they’ve gotta be an idiot.

“At 12 years into her career, the last thing someone should be questioning is her vocal ability. That would be like questioning if Kobe Bryant could shoot a jump shot. The vocals were obviously altered.”

A similar feed with Enrique Iglesias came out awhile back. He went on Stern‘s show to prove he could actually sing. Beyonce should too!

UPDATE 1: Beyonce hasn’t heard the recording but addressed the issue, saying, “[The story] sounds completely ridiculous. Everyone’s heard me sing and it’s perfect timing, actually, because I’ll be on the Today Show tomorrow singing ‘Halo,’ or tonight you can watch me sing live on David Letterman! It’s perfect promotion, whoever came up with that idea.”

UPDATE 2: It was indeed a hoax. The person who created the prank said, “It’s a little bit crazy. No one in their right mind would sound like that, and no one would cheer for someone singing like that.”


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  • RobinMN

    Seriously doubt if Howard Stern and Beyonce share the same audience base, Hopefully, there is more substance to her fans than naked women and fart jokes.

  • Jamie

    Oh come on, seriously?How stupid is this?!!!! I am faar from being her fan or liking her music, but that clip is RIDICILOUS, you really would have to be an idiot not to see that was messed with, besides like her dad said the woman does have a beautiful voice, shame its wasted on stupid songs like that!

  • Ali

    she doesn’t need to prove a damn thing. she should just ignore this garbage. the statement is enough.

  • roosta

    lol wtf do they actually think people would fall for that?? Howard Stern is a complete and utter dickwad.

  • Katie a.

    Oh my God, seriously?! I’m from Houston and have been a huge fan of Beyonce since her Destiny’s Child days, and have heard her sing live countless times, with and without so much as a microphone. She has an incredible, strong voice. The true issue here is the fact that “shock jock” Howard Stern is held accountable for nothing, and it has to stop- it is beyond reproach to play something that so clearly lacks any shred of auhenticity, to millions of listeners, without any concern for the reputation or well being of the person being targeted.

  • Whowhatwhen

    BEYONCE – YOU ARE THE REAL DEAL. ANYONE WITH EVEN ONE BRAIN CELL CAN TELL THIS TRACK HAS BEEN MESSED WITH. I’VE SEEN YOU SING LIVE DURING INTERVIEWS AND STUFF, AND YOUR VOICE IS GORGEOUS. THERE IS TOO MUCH HATE AND JEALOUSY IN THE WORLD.

  • roosta

    “a hee hee hee hee”
    “a heh heh heh heh”
    “ahah hah hah heh”

    shut up dickwad.

  • Athena

    I’m not a Beyonce fan but Howard Stern is ridiculous. This is nothing more than a sad attempt at publicity for his show.

  • A

    WTF someone made this on youtube months ago and now people think it’s real?

  • Jamie

    Lol, old news. The video with this performance was posted ages ago, obviously altered.

  • [~☆Fug Face Man!ston☆~]

    howard’s a doodoo shitfaced ass. haHaha.. `even beyonce’s biggest haters have heard her sing live millions of times and know this is bullpoop.

  • lopz723

    THIS IS SOOO FUNNY I WAS SCREAMING LAUGHING!!! I’ve always thought Beyonce was overrated. I can tell this is NOT doctored, she is singing into a sound board, she doesn’t care what it sounds like because the audience doesn’t hear it. FUNNY!!! THANKS JARED!

  • KL

    Probably true. Enrique Inglesias copped to it, but he came in and sounded pretty good. It doesn’t mean they can’t sing, it’s just that they are out of tune for whatever reason.

  • No he didn’t

    Ohh…Howard is about to get his ass kicked! Jay-Z will kill this man for messing with B! They obviously don’t know who they are messing with! beyonce has a gorgeous voice and has sung live without music many times. They are bastards for altering her vocals like that. Watch your back HS!

  • mrs.jrm

    Seriously Matthew, there’s no need to be all cocky about it.

  • Lana

    I don’t like her music, not a fan, so I don’t care about her.

  • Lana

    I don’t like her music, not a fan, so I don’t care about her.

  • Justmyopinion

    Seriously, ENRIQUE is the worst……got no real voice like his daddy eve though his music is pretty cool.
    Well BEYONCE isnt that bad actually………we all know she can sing .
    Love HOward but damn he is so mean.haha

  • Jane

    I’m with Papa Knowles on this one. Cut me a break. How could anyone doubt Beyonce’s talent or question her authenticity? That’s just ridiculous.

  • bey rocks

    bey is the best. this is pathetic

  • Ingrid

    Of course it isn’t her, Matthew is a killjoy and takes things too seriously.

  • yo

    beyonce is a fame whore slut!
    her music sucks!

  • mare

    so funny lover howard stern. Serves her right. She takes herself way too seriously. So does her no talent sister…SOLANGE

  • mare

    so funny lover howard stern. Serves her right. She takes herself way too seriously. So does her no talent sister…SOLANGE

  • emily

    Omg, only idiots would really believe that was beyonce. LIKE TRUE IDIOTS.

    It sounded like someone else singing karaoke over her.

  • [~☆Fug Face Man!ston☆~]

    it was a hoax. tmz found the guy who made it.
    .
    http://www.tmz.com/2009/04/22/beyonces-dad-was-right-hoax-hoax-hoax/

  • LeviKlein

    Honestly, even people who dislike Beyoncé should agree that she has an amazing voice. She proved it countless times, singing AND dancing live on stage, managing to keep her voice steady and well, listenable.
    I don’t care what Stern says, because it’s clear that somebody was stupid enough to alterate her vocals.
    And I hate the dude’s laugh, so annoying.

  • CLEARING UP STUFF

    WELL BEYONCE AND JENNIFER HUDSON WERE UP FOR THE
    SAME AWARDS LAST YEAR SAG OSCAR AND GOLDEN GLOBE
    WHO GOT IT BEYONCE NO JEN HUDSON DID…

    SO FUNNY HOW YOU WOULD COMPARE A RAPIST NAMED KOBE
    BRYANT TO BEYONCE.

  • boo

    totally altered and pitched to the high heavens. FAKE! beyonce can sing

  • lame

    Ok someone really needs to get a life.. Beyonce doesn’t have to prove anything.. she is one of the best singers of our time… come on now.. lames fall bak.. I see some1 needs a little attention!

  • http://dlisted.com lakers fan in boston

    lol she sounds pretty bad
    i dont really care tbh, i dont like beyonce
    and the guy talking, i guess howard stern, sounds like a lil bitch tbh
    his laugh is creepy

  • Mrz.official

    when you lip sync, you’re not suppose to sing along on key
    your SUPPOSE to sing off key. so i think she was doin that on purpose
    beyonce is… the best
    LEAVE BEYONCE ALONE!!!!

  • brownbert

    total fake

    someone is changing the pitch – really elementry sound effect – really easy to detect

  • PPL

    “She takes herself way too seriously.” i agree
    I don’t like her
    she’s pretty(face, not diggin her body) and good voice (well, not always heh) but she’s stupid. the only things she has something to say about are fashion (like every girl) and music…not much

  • ogal

    Definitely REAL . But it doesn’t mean that she can’t sing for real. It just means that she was lip-synching on that particular day and wasn’t trying to sing well (hopefully) coz she thought no one would know anyway.

  • jaye

    This is a scandal? You think she’d have gotten 12 years of a music career if she couldn’t sing? Milli Vanilli couldn’t keep it a secret THAT long. I’m not a fan of hers, but I think it’s ridiculous to believe this.

  • daisy

    lol…how come this is news on just jared..heard many altered beyonce songs from haters..please y r we discussing this and beyonce does not need to prove nethng..im going 2 bed

  • http://yahoo.com Sexy slim

    I don’t like her so that’s good for her

  • [~☆Fug Face Man!ston☆~]

    @Sexy slim: it is good for her.. it’s free promotion, assbag. hahaHaha.. press like this cost most artist hundreds of thousands.
    .
    it’s funny how the dude that made it cant believe so many people were stupid enough to fall for it. haHaha..

  • Ants

    I know Beyonce can sing. I was just at her concert in Vancouver. One of the best artist live.

  • um

    Beyonce can definitely sing live.

  • fan

    The funny thing is they have to alter it for her to sound bad. With Rihanna, she is tone deaf it already sounds bad. It makes sense to go after someone with actual singing skills.
    Oh well, more publicity anyways.

  • ms.amaris

    @CLEARING UP STUFF: Actually, she did rape At Last. She should have left it alone because NO ONE is Etta James but Etta James.

  • ms.amaris

    @Mrz.official: seriously? lol and your degree in music came from where??? OMG the mess was awful regardless if it was real or fake. Why try to justify it?

  • vionell

    howard you are such a douch bag u little cunt get a life or suck a pipe if you kno wat i mean

  • George

    How fucking creditable is Howard Stern
    Well the way I look @ it ,, she has sold 82 Mil record’s ,, and that’s not sounding to bad to her or her record company,, I personally think Stern’s a jerk and a prick for even posting that clip and the hater that posted it first is an even bigger prick with a small mind, if you ask me. And the female hooker that talking on this clip with Howard you need to turn in your sister’s card that if you are a sister you never know one way or the other on Howard shows.
    I would lean more toward you being a man and if not you sure in the hell sound like one!!!!!
    PS: Howard has no room to talk about anyone A MOP DOG LOOKING MAF&&^(!!!!!!!!!!! got your back B.

  • George

    ogal !! shut the fuck up what the Fuck are you a Expert on vocal’s ,, I was there @ that show were you?? Lip sink you don’t even know what the fuck that mean! and yes I do Producer for 22 years, ass wipe<<

  • http://justjared Howardsternisanidiot

    HOWARD STERN IS A F***** RACIST !! IDIOT! NOTHING BETTER TO DO BUT TRY TO RUN PEOPLES CAREERS!

  • marmalade

    Not a fan of MS. B ..but that was super lame, HS is a super di*ck always has been.

  • Gabby

    Wow if anyone thought that was real…then they’re truly gullible. Beyonce’s voice is amazing and you can tell someone messed with that footage.

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