Hear that Beyonce? Cissy Houston Reminds Us that Whitney DID NOT Lip Sync the National Anthem

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Cissy Houston, the mother of Whitney Houston, has been out on the road seeking to restore her daughter’s memory.  She seems to want everyone to know that there was more to Whitney than her drug addiction, that she was a good person and that she was also a tremendous talent.

This week, Cissy brought up the issue of lip syncing, which has been on the mind of Beyonce Knowles after it was discovered that she was lip syncing while singing at President Obama’s inauguration.   Making some think that she was seeking to one-up Beyonce, Cissy made it plain that her daughter was sure not to lip sync when she gave her amazing rendition of the national anthem back in 1991.  It was over 20 years ago, but people still remember it today.

“Everybody lip syncs. She [Whitney] didn’t want to do it because she can’t lip sync … neither can I. She said, ‘I want to sing it,’ and she sang it,” said Cissy.

Whitney Houston died from a drug overdose  at the age of 48.  There’s no telling how many great things she might have done had she not met her death so early.  The new memoir is called “Remembering Whitney.”


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  1. Gerelyn Reynolds

    January 31, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Beyonce only cares about money. She didn’t get paid to perform at the inauguration so she lip synced. She’s actually getting paid to perform at the Super Bowl so she’s putting all her energy into that. Personally, I think she disrespected the President. I’ve not heard or seen any professional performers lip synching at a performance. They would not get paid.

    • Toni

      January 31, 2013 at 9:57 pm

      I would guess Gerelyn Reynolds knows Beyonce personally so she is hating and making comments about Beyonce that just came up in her little brain.

      Stop Hating…Read the Poem by Maya Angelou Named: Haters….

      Maybe this will help you to stop making unnecessary comments about anyone you do not know…or know what they did for what reason…

  2. kookie

    January 31, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    I will say this Beyonce could never out sing Whitney Houston. I mean this lady could sing better than any of these little girls. She did not have to go on stage half naked to get attention. I mean this new comers like Beyonce and the others are not true musicians instead they have an acceptable look that seduces people which makes them marketable in regards to record sales.

    • Dee

      January 31, 2013 at 7:42 pm

      I totally agree! When you have true talent you can wear a sack and people will listen.

    • Toni

      January 31, 2013 at 9:59 pm

      WOW!!! Kookie you are a genuis…got it all figured out. Never met Beyonce but, making comments that she would never read so, why write it.

      Beyonce has one heck of a body and the men enjoy looking at her and if you do not believe me ask any man that is around you and if they tell the truth they will say they love her body.

      She is bodied up. She should be she is very young & gorgeous.

  3. Nicholaus

    January 31, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    you guys cannot be this simple minded……really? People getting killed all over the country and you guys want to talk about lip syncing? Wow. At this stage, I would think it’s irrelevant if Whitney Houston lip sync’d.

    • Toni

      January 31, 2013 at 10:00 pm


  4. Erica

    January 31, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    There was an echo when Whitney was singing because she was singing live. None from Beyonce.

  5. blacjk jones

    January 31, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    DUH!!!!They both did their thing.

  6. kim

    January 31, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Okay I feel sorry for the lady but she did not even have to make that comment.At least beyonce is still alive to sing period.

  7. sonja

    January 31, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Well I’m the same age as Beyonce and have always been a fan. She had great parents who nurtured her talent and pushed her to be the best. On the other hand without a Whitney Houston there would be no Beyonce. Despite her problems she paved the way for black pop artist like Beyonce to have the careers have. I remember when there was only a few black artist selling out arenas (Michael/Janet Jackson and Whitney Houston are the major ones). FYI her mother is still grieving and sees he talented daughters legacy tarnished. You all need to youtube Whitney’s live performances if you forgot. She’s will always b great!

  8. John Dixon

    February 1, 2013 at 9:20 am

    first of all you cannot compare whitney to beyounce. whitney was in a whole nother bal bark!

    • Landy

      February 1, 2013 at 12:33 pm

      Amen…I agree 100%

  9. NaNa

    February 1, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Toni-That is exactly what kookie is trying to say. Her body is what is selling the records…not her talent. I think that she has a nice voice and has done some great things in her career, but she will never ever be able to reach Whitney’s level.

    • Landy

      February 1, 2013 at 12:35 pm

      I love Beyonce…she is a fantastic performer…but she will NEVER be on Whitney Houston’s level

  10. Janet George

    February 1, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Who cares whether she lip sing or not. There is far to much going on in the world today to dwell on this matter. All who is talking about it don’t even come close to financial stability as Beyonce. Let us all pray about the gun system, our children being killed in school or on the street, this is what we need to be talking and praying about.

  11. FINAL

    January 22, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Do you have any video of that? I’d want to find out some additional information.

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