Beyonce may not be speaking out about her lip-syncing controversy, but she’s not trying to hide.
The singer shared a photo on Instagram of herself in New Orleans at Mother’s Restaurant. “NOLA,” she said with the photo.
The 31-year-old, who will be performing during halftime at the Super Bowl next month, positioned the restaurant’s menu curiously over her mouth. Could it be a sign that she’s going to keep quiet about the lip-syncing scandal, perhaps?
Queen Bey caused controversy Tuesday when a spokesperson for the U.S. Marine Corps band told ABC News she did in fact lip-sync the national anthem at President Obama’s second inauguration.
Another spokeswoman later said they are not “in a position to assess” whether she did or didn’t sing.
While Beyonce herself has yet to set the record straight, her former Destiny’s Child band member, Michelle Williams, urged fans to “let it go.”
“I love her so much. I know what she possesses,” Williams, 32, said on “Good Morning America” Thursday. “That was such a big moment for her, and I just wish people would just let it go and just continue to look for what she’s going to be bringing for ya’ll in the future.”
Aretha Franklin, who sang “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” during the 2009 inauguration, said she “really laughed” about Beyonce’s lip-syncing drama.
“When I heard the news this evening that she was pre-recorded, I really laughed. I thought it was funny because the weather down there was about 46 or 44 degrees and for most singers that is just not good singing weather,” Franklin told ABC News in an interview Tuesday. In fact, the weather was even colder than that on Monday, around 40 degrees.
“When I heard that, I just really cracked up. I thought it was really funny, but she did a beautiful job with the pre-record … next time I’ll probably do the same.”