Beyonce’s ‘Today’ show ‘board mix’ was doctored, says dad

April 23rd, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI  

Beyonce New York, Apr 23 (ANI): American music executive Matthew Knowles has insisted that a leaked “board mix” from a “Today” show featuring his daughter Beyonce’s less-than-stellar vocals had been doctored.

Knowles, who is also the pop star’s manager, was furious over the release of the ear-splitting track that was recorded last year.

“At 12 years into her career, the last thing someone should be questioning is her vocal ability,” the New York Daily News quoted him as telling TMZ.

“That would be like questioning if Kobe Bryant could shoot a jump shot. The vocals were obviously altered,” he said.

Beyonce was heard squealing, singing off-tune and screeching her way through a rendition of her hit single “If I Were a Boy” while audience members reportedly heard a pre-recorded track.

Shock jock Howard Stern obtained the track, which he said featured the vocals that “Today’s” audio technicians heard.

But Knowles has insisted that it was not his little girl singing, and has defended her by citing examples of her performances.

“If no one took the time to listen to Beyonce sing ‘America the Beautiful’ and ‘At Last’ at the Neighbourhood Ball for the first dance of President Obama and the First Lady, and they question Beyonce’s vocal ability, they’ve gotta be an idiot,” he added. (ANI)

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