Beyonce and Jay Z's Trip to Cuba

The furor over Beyonce and Jay Z’s trip to communist Cuba continues to rage. The hip hop couple, who celebrated their 5th anniversary in Cuba, apparently made the trip without the U.S. State Department’s approval, according to Theweek.com.

A State Department official said it had “no prior knowledge of the trip,” and “the U.S. Interest Section in Havana says it doesn’t know if they got permits, and neither the Carters nor their representatives have explained how they traveled to Cuba.”

Outraged Cuban Americans in Miami plan to protest Beyonce’s concert there in July and Jay Z’s show in August. The Grammy winning couple will soon learn that the Cubans are not the ones to mess with.

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Beyonce sings National Anthem at Superdome

In an attempt to silence her critics, Beyonce performed the National Anthem live at a scheduled press conference at the Superdome in New Orleans today. The impromptu performance wasn’t as spectacular as her pre-recorded lip-sync fiasco at President Obama’s Inauguration. But Beyonce did manage to draw a smattering of applause when she was done.

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What Beyonce Really Sang at Inauguration

Thanks to the sharp folks over at Badlipreading.com for stripping Beyonce’s real vocals from the pre-recorded track she sang along with during President Obama’s Inauguration last weekend. Now that we’ve heard what Beyonce was really singing, we see that it was very necessary for her to lip-sync — she didn’t know the words to the National Anthem!

Beyonce even had the Obamas convinced that she knew all the words as she wailed “Your old black doll can’t touch my behind!”, “Stroking your swine”, and “La fway!” According to insiders, Beyonce mistakenly believed “The Star-Spangled Banner” and the “National Anthem” were two different songs. All in all it was a brilliant performance by the lip-sync queen. Watch the video after the break!

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