'You spelled Beyoncé wrong': Mayor Pete Buttigieg's husband just publicly trolled the 2020 contender over his taste in music

Emma McIntyre/Getty ImagesChasten and Pete Buttigieg.
  • Pete Buttigieg got trolled by his husband, Chasten, on Thursday after he said that having the band Phish play at his inauguration “would be something.”
  • Responding to a tweet about Pete’s assertion, Chasten said, “You spelled Beyoncé wrong.”
  • Pete Buttigieg’s 2020 presidential bid has gained significant momentum in recent weeks, and he’s rising in polls.

Pete Buttigieg’s husband, Chasten, just trolled the rising Democratic star quite publicly about his taste in music.

On Thursday, TMZ asked Pete Buttigieg, the 2020 presidential candidate and mayor of South Bend, Indiana: “If you win the presidency, who would be your dream performer at your inauguration?”

He replied: “Oh wow, I don’t know. That’s a fun one to think about.”


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The TMZ reporter suggested Phish as an option because Buttigieg likes “classic rock.” Buttigieg has previously expressed affection for the band and has played at least one of its songs at his events.

“If you could get Phish to do an inauguration, that would be something,” Buttigieg replied.

“It’s worth a shot,” he added. “Maybe we should ask them.”

That apparently does not align with the musical tastes of the South Bend mayor’s husband.

In response to TMZ’s tweet about the encounter, Chasten Buttigieg said, “You spelled Beyoncé wrong.”

Pete Buttigieg in recent weeks has emerged as a serious contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination after initially being pegged as a long shot.


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When he launched his presidential bid in January, Buttigieg was virtually unknown. But since then – his official campaign kickoff was this past weekend – he’s been rising rapidly in polls and putting up stronger fundraising numbers than other candidates.

In a broad field of 2020 Democratic candidates that includes some heavy hitters, Buttigieg is fifth overall, the latest Morning Consult polling found.

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