NYP: Beyonce Has Yet to Apologize to Sen. Chuck Schumer for Lip-Syncing Drama at Inauguration

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?”

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Aretha Franklin on Beyoncé Lip-Syncing: She “Did A Beautiful Job with the Pre-record”

R&B legend Aretha Franklin on Beyoncé lip-syncing at President Obama’s inaugural said: “When I heard the news this evening that she was pre-recorded I really laughed. I thought it was funny because the weather down there was about 46 or 44 degrees and for most singers that is just not good singing weather.” She told ABC News, Beyoncé had ‘done a beautiful job with the pre-record.’ LOL.

“But, when I heard the news this evening that she was pre-recorded I really laughed. I thought it was funny because the weather down there was about 46 or 44 degrees and for most singers that is just not good singing weather,” Franklin told ABC News in an interview. In fact, the weather was even colder than that Monday, around 40 degrees.

“When I heard that I just really cracked up. I thought it was really funny, but she did a beautiful job with the pre-record … next time I’ll probably do the same.”

Wow, so much for the good old days when actual singing talent meant something. I doubt if the majority of young singers can actually sing live and dare I say, a Capella.