Excuses, excuses.

On Inauguration Day, Twitchy reported that a dead ringer for GOP Rep. Pete King was caught nabbing a cellphone photo of Jay and Bey. Today, after making the cover of the New York Post, King confirmed that he was indeed the pol scrambling for a pic.

But for the record, he wants you to know he didn’t recognize the “99 Problems” rapper. He was just taking photos of “anybody who looked important.” You know, like the first couple:

Rep. King at Inauguration with Beyoncé, Jay-Z


Heh. Looks like King wasn’t the only one more interested in Beyoncé than in President Obama. The actual first couple is notably absent from the Post’s cover today.