Her phony warbling made Chuck Schumer look like a fool — but she hasn’t apologized to him for it.
The New York senator angrily admitted yesterday that the pop queen has not called him to say sorry after she turned last week’s inaugural bash into an unexpected Milli Vanilli concert by lip-syncing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
“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.”
Schumer has been credited with drawing the pop diva and her hubby Jay-Z to the inauguration, where many said they stole the show from the president and first lady walking hand-in-hand on the steps of Capitol Hill.
Schumer was seen beaming with pride just steps behind Beyoncé while she appeared to be belting out the National Anthem.
Obama administration insiders and inauguration planners were in the dark about Beyoncé’s decision to use a prerecorded tape of her singing with the Marine Band during the swearing in. They were later left fuming over the embarrassment, according to reports.
Some on Capitol Hill have even placed the blame on Schumer for the Star-Spangled sham.
“Sen. Schumer promised Beyoncé, but he delivered Milli Vanilli instead,” quipped one Republican congressional aide last week.
Beyoncé is slated to perform next weekend at the Super Bowl halftime show, where she’ll sing “Crazy in Love” before joining Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland for a Destiny’s Child reunion.
It’s unclear if she will dare use a tape again. She was seen rehearsing in New Orleans last week for her next big performance Feb. 3 at theSuperdome.
Sources close to Beyoncé said she “didn’t think there was anything wrong” with lip-syncing the National Anthem, according to reports.
Beyoncé seemed to be hinting at her own feelings on the lip-syncing scandal on Sunday when she posted to Instagram a picture of herself, with her hands raised, wearing a sweatshirt that said, “Can I live?” Read more