Archaeologist Calls Beyonce ‘Stupid’ Post Pyramid Tour Mishap
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Beyonce may continue to reach milestones in her career, but the recording artist still has to deal with negative press just like any other starlet. Just days after it was confirmed by Billboard that she has amassed over $100 million in ticket sales for her Mrs. Carter World tour since its start in April, an archaeologist is calling the superstar out.
Famed archaeologist Zahi Hawass is slamming Beyonce in the press because he claims she was late to their appointment to tour the Egyptian Pyramids. Hawass was the singer’s tour guide a couple of years ago. He tells the Independent:
“Most people I take on tours are very nice and we become friends. But this lady…
“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. 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 Beyoncé was stupid and I left.”
Interestingly enough, Hawass was fired in 2011 after he was accused of corruption for allegedly stealing antiquities.