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Beyoncé Knowles gave the public a sneak peek of her Super Bowl halftime performance with a press conference in New Orleans earlier today. At the start of the Q&A, Beyoncé entered the stage in a white Tom Ford dress and asked the press room to stand so she could sing the national anthem live. Beyoncé didn't stray from addressing the Inauguration Day controversy during the press conference, answering multiple questions about her lip-syncing. She said, "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 [at the inauguration]. It was a very important, emotional show for me. Due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper soundcheck, I didn't feel comfortable [performing live]. It's very common in the music industry to sing with a prerecorded track, and I am very proud of my performance." As for her halftime performance, »

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