Remember when Beyoncé was in Egypt back in 2009 and rumors began circulating that there was a bit of animosity between Bey & local officials? A rep for Beyoncé insists that never happened.
According to the Huffington Post. Dr. Zahi Hawass recently told The Independent that Beyoncé was ‘late’ and ‘rude’:
Beyonce travelled to Egypt back in 2009 during her I Am… Tour. Shortly after the superstar stopped by the pyramids, she was bashed by Dr. Zahi Hawass, otherwise known as “Egypt’s Indiana Jones.”
The Egyptologist allegedly referred to the “Love On Top” singer as a “stupid person” who “doesn’t understand a thing” and only went there to take photos, BET reported at the time, via local newspapers.
Hawass also cut short her tour of the iconic Egyptian site, according to a new interview.
“Most people I take on tours are very nice and we become friends. But this lady…,” Hawass recently told the Independent of Beyonce’s visit to the pyramids. “She said she would come at 3 p.m. but she came late. I said ‘You have to say I’m sorry I’m late.’ But she didn’t open her mouth.”
“I brought a photographer and she also had a photographer and a guard,” he added. “When my photographer started to shoot, he said ‘No, Stop! I am the one who says yes or no, not you.’ I said, ‘In that case since you almost hit my photographer and you are not polite – out! I am not giving you the privilege of having you on my tour.’ I said Beyonce was stupid and I left.”
Bey’s rep has a different version of what happened. They released a statement to E! saying:
“This never happened. The last time she was in Egypt was on tour in 2009. Nothing like this happened. Lies and more lies.”
Who do you believe? We do remember the initial reports of Beyoncé having issues with Dr. Hawass … and his allegations (of her not speaking much) don’t seem too outrageous.