We try not to take it too personally when Beyoncé disappoints us. She's trying to be less of a perfectionist, and we want to support her in that. But it's hard when it feels like she doesn't trust us.
The video above is from this weekend's On the Run concert in Paris. Near the end of the clip, Beyoncé clearly stops singing "Partition" to interact with fans – but her vocal keeps going. Could it be a backing track that she's singing along to? Maybe. And she clearly can sing live.
But who are we kidding? We need to face Beyoncé's history of lip-synching head on – at least, some of the most famous examples. It's the healthy thing to do, and we can do it together.
The Presidential Inauguration
This is certainly the most infamous example, and for good reason. This was an incredibly public stage, and while she had a solid explanation – she missed rehearsal with the band, and wanted to be safe over sorry – to have it revealed in such a public fashion is unfortunate. Not only that, but the drama of ripping out her earpiece (an earpiece she did not need) made this even more of a farce.
Of course, Beyoncé then executed perhaps the most masterful Hail Mary the NFL's ever seen: A live performance at her pre-Super Bowl press conference. But then, Bey had to go and break our hearts again: "I always sing live," she insisted at the conference. Why is our queen so deceitful?