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Maya Rudolph Added Beyoncé Lyrics To The National Anthem And It's Perfect

As it should be.

Maya Rudolph served as Tulane University's commencement speaker over the weekend.

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Before she finished her address to the graduates, she asked a favor.

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But this was no ordinary performance of the national anthem.

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There were vocal ad-libs...

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Lots of faces...

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A verse from "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."

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Some audience interaction.

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And, understandably, a Beyoncé medley.

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"Single Ladies" and "Drunk in Love" made it in.

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Then there were some more theatrics.

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And back to the original lyrics for the big finish.

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Check out the full performance here.

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Sing it, Maya!

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