The man behind the fake recording of Beyonce performing on the Today show says he did it to show people how easy it is “to manipulate someone’s voice”.
The soundboard clip was originally uploaded to Youtube and was broadcast on the Howard Stern show earlier this week.
Beyonce and her father Matthew Knowles both attacked the clip, alleging that it was altered and it was later revealed to be a hoax.
Matthew Zeghibe, the clips creator, told Rolling Stone: “I was just trying to make a point. I wanted to show people how easy it is to manipulate someone’s voice.
“If I can do it with a clip I pulled off of TV, imagine what they are doing on records and during live performances. The entire industry has been so manipulated, because there’s such an emphasis on perfection, so when something like this happens, it causes such a stir.”
Zeghibe, who is an art student from Connecticut, added: “It was just for a good laugh. It was a goof, just for fun. I do a lot of parodies on my YouTube channel, and it just so happens this one got a little out of hand.”