AceShowbiz - Alicia Keys' apparent voice crack during Usher's Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show was edited in an official video of the performance. The organizer of the event was accused of attempting to rewrite history by polishing the "You Don't Know My Name" songstress' voice after she missed a note.
On Monday, February 12, the official video documenting the highly-anticipated performance of Usher and his special guests, including the 43-year-old songstress, was released via YouTube. Shortly after it was uploaded, many viewers noticed that something was changed in the video. They suggested that the organizer has edited the clip to make it appear like she never had the minor flub.
The viewers took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to share videos documenting the original performance of Alicia and compare it with the official footage on the video streaming platform. Also on X, they voiced their thoughts on the matter.
One in particular penned, "Nothing crucial happened from changing this specifically, but they're editing history in real time. We should be concerned." Another wrote, "In the grand scheme of things, this feels very very very VERY dangerous that mega corporations can do this now."
A third noted, "I love Alicia and idc that she messed up the note. i have a mixed feeling about this though. what's wrong with authenticity? i hate when artists dub/ edit their live performances. should've just lipsynced it in the first place." A fourth added, "All this when they coulda let her lipsync from the jump… aha! No thanks! I got the original screenrecorded! Tryna gaslight me."
One day prior, Alicia took the stage for the 2024 Super Bowl Halftime Show. She delivered her song titled "If I Ain't Got You", which she released back in 2003, and played a piano on the stage. When she began singing the track, she was a little off-key. She was later criticized by many over the voice crack.
Despite the backlash, Alicia quickly had her husband Swizz Beatz come to her defense. Along with her photos from the show, he wrote, "Y'all talking about the wrong damn thing !!! y'all don't see that amazing dress covering the entire stadium. Tonight's performance was nothing but amazing with 2 amazing Giants !"
The record producer continued, "Congrats @usher and my love @aliciakeys that song is a classic. We don't do negative vibes on this side, we make history. Go see GIANTS at @brooklynmuseum it's open until July blessings."