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Rep. Peter King Had No Idea Who The Guy Beside Beyonce Was

"Anybody who looked important I took a picture of at the inauguration..."

Posted on January 22, 2013, at 10:13 a.m. ET

This is the cover of this morning's New York Post.

This is Rep. Peter T. King, representative for New York's 2nd congressional district and chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security. He had a nice spot at the inauguration.

Unfortunately, Rep. Peter King has no idea who Jay-Z is.

UPDATE: This is Peter King's photo. A bit blurry.

Via nymag.com

And King's defense of his lack of knowledge in this situation is fantastic:

"I didn't know! I knew the name but I didn't realize that was him. I just know Beyoncé from seeing her picture in the papers. I don't know rap. I stopped listening to music after Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers.I'm not that starstruck with entertainers," he continued, but "if we're gonna focus on somebody, I'd rather focus on her than him — that's a beautiful woman! If it was David Wright or R.A. Dickey, then I'd be excited."

(H/t @SladeHV)

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.