The New York Post is keeping the Beyoncé lip-syncing drama of the “Star Spangled Banner” at the inauguration alive and well, saying she has yet to apologize to Sen. Chuck Schumer, who angrily admitted yesterday that she had not called him to say sorry. Hey, if Kelly Clarkson could sing live, so could Beyoncé. That’s the bottom line but we have set the bar so low, that anyone can become a singer, thanks to modern technology.
New York Post: “I have not heard from her before, during or after,” a testy Schumer told The Post after he was asked if Beyoncé had called him to give a musical mea culpa. “She did not talk to me at all. I didn’t say any words to her, period.”
Buzzfeed tells a different story — Chuck Schumer’s office denies he’s upset with the singer — “He wishes people would leave Beyoncé alone. She performed for free, and it was a thrill to have her at the ceremony. Just look at his face during her performance! He’d have her back in a New York minute,” the source said. “He has been friendly with Beyoncé and Jay-Z since they met at the Jelly concerts a few years back.”
Um, Sen. Schumer and New York Post, here’s Beyoncé first words on the matter — “Can I live?”