Beyoncé, Michelle and Kelly rocked the Pepsi halftime show at the Super Bowl on Feb. 3, but the internet was awash with talk that Beyoncé’s microphone was louder than her former bandmates.
Two weeks after her lip-syncing scandal at the Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 21, Beyoncé finds herself at the center of another scandal, as viewers at the Super Bowl XLVII have accused her of having a louder microphone than her Destiny’s Child band mates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. Beyoncé and girls killed it in their performance and all looked sexy in leather, but while the trio sang “Single Ladies”, Beyoncé was noticeably louder than her band mates. Was her microphone turned up?
People Speak Out About Beyoncé’s Microphone
Several notable reporters who were covering the event spoke out about Beyoncé’s impressive pipes, and many thought that something suspicious was happening.
“It was difficult to hear the vocals of Rowland and Williams, either because of the microphone volumes or the background music,” said Blue Carreon in Forbes.
“Rowland and Williams were barely heard when the group sang Independent Woman, as their voices faded into the background,” reported CBS News.
“Rowland and Williams’ microphones seemed to be at a lower volume than their former group mate’s,” suggested Zap2It’s Lauren Brown.
Marc Malkin from E! said: “I think Michelle and Kelly r p***ed their audio was so low that they cut the wires on their way out,” referring to the 34 minute long black out that occurred at the beginning of the third quarter.
Meanwhile, R’n'B singer Keyshia Cole criticized Michelle’s performance, as she tweeted “I think I was frightened to blink for a sec. Then Michell sung and woke my ass up from my daze! She always f*** the groove up.”
During the girls’ performance of “Single Ladies”, Beyoncé was notably louder than Michelle and Kelly, but that may have just been because she has such a powerful voice.
Beyoncé Thanks Kelly Rowland & Michelle Williams
Louder or not, Beyonce posted a pic of her with her with the girls after the show on her Tumbler page.
“What a proud day for AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN!!!!! Kelly, Michelle, Alicia [Keys], Jhud [Jennifer Hudson]. You are all beautiful, talented and showed so much class! It was an honour to perform at the Super Bowl with you phenomenal ladies. Love Beyonce.”
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Did YOU think Beyoncé was louder than her Destiny’s Child band mates? Did you love their performance?
– Eleanore Hutch
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