Beyoncé has been under fire ever since it was revealed that she was lip-syncing during her scene-stealing performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at last week’s presidential inauguration. New York Senator Chuck Schumer organized and hosted the event for President Obama and it seems that he is not pleased with the singer electing to perform with the help of a recording.
When asked on Sunday if Beyoncé had contacted him to offer an apology for what happened, Schumer said “I have not heard from her before, during or after. She did not talk to me at all. I didn’t say any words to her, period.”
The New York Post described him as 'testy' regarding what transpired.
It appeared at the time that Senator Schumer was enjoying the show, but that was before he realized that the singer’s performance was less than authentic. “I couldn’t tell,” he said, “I only saw her from the back.”
Schumer shouldn’t feel too bad about not receiving an apology. Beyoncé has yet to issue an apology for her phony rendition of the National Anthem and it is unclear whether that is ever going to happen or if she even thinks an apology is necessary. Yesterday on Instagram, Beyoncé posted a photo of herself with her arms raised to sky, wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the phrase, “Can I live?” written on it.
She is slated to perform at the Super Bowl both as a solo artist and as part of her recently re-united girl group, Destiny’s Child. No one knows if next week’s act will feature pre-recorded vocals or live singing.
Source: (New York Post)