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Black Eyed Peas Taboo supports Beyonce in lip sync saga

A Black Eyed Peas performer said his band did not lip sync during the 2011 Super Bowl's halftime concert but supports Beyonce doing just that at this month's Presidential Inauguration.

"If it's your voice, it's your voice," said Taboo, who will perform solo Feb. 8 at Lake Tahoe's MontBleu Theatre. "It's not like she did a Milli Vanilli thing. That's where I think people get confused. Maybe she felt like her voice wasn't perfect that day."

Beyonce, who performs at halftime during Sunday's 49ers-Ravens Super Bowl, said as much in a press conference Thursday.

"I did not have time to rehearse, it was a live television show, it was very important and emotional for me, one of my proudest moments," she said. "Due to weather, due to delay, due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable risking it."

The pop singer said she would sing live at the Super Bowl.

Taboo told the Tahoe Daily Tribune the Super Bowl poses a dilemma for artists.

"You're damned if you do and you're damned if you don't," he said. "With the Black Eyed Peas, when we did the Super Bowl we got a lot of flack because it was live and we had technical problems that we had no control over. We're not working the control room for the television. But we also got flack because maybe there was a little bit of pitch problems."

"But what ever it was, it was live and that's what we expect. We don't expect it to be perfect. So you just gotta appreciate the artist for what they do."


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Feb 1, 2013 07:50PM Published Feb 1, 2013 07:43PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.