Cissy Houston Says Whitney Did Not Lip Sync The National Anthem
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Cissy Houston Says Whitney Did Not Lip Sync The National Anthem
After it was revealed that Beyonce sang the National Anthem to a pre-recorded track at the Inauguration, it was also revealed that Whitney Houston did the same when she sang the National Anthem at the 1991 superbowl. But Cissy Houston has set the record straight -- saying that her daughter would never lip sync. When Kevin Frazier mentioned that officials wanted Whitney to lip-synch the National Anthem, she said, "She wouldn't do it. She said, 'I want to sing it' and she sang it. She SAAAAAAAAAAAAAANG it! I was really proud of her. Always been proud of her."
According to, back in the day, Jimmy Jam said in an interview that the track was pre-recorded. He said, "There's more of a premium of getting it right. Whitney, when she did the national anthem, which was the greatest national anthem that we ever heard, what we heard over the air was prerecorded. The reason it was prerecorded was, that was a moment that no one wanted any mistakes. They didn't want any feedback, they didn't want any technical difficulties ... and it was great."
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