Zahi Hawass, Egypt's former head of antiquities, claims he banned
Beyonce from visitingafter her ‘stupid and rude’
Now, in a new interview with The Independent,66yr old Hawass said ...
"Most people I take on tours are very nice and we become friends.But this lady...She said she would come at 3pm 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 and she also had aphotographer
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 myphotographer 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."
However, Beyonce's rep told E! News the story was a 'lie'...saying..
'This never happened.The last time she was in Egypt was on tour in 2009.
Nothing like this happened. Lies and more lies.'
Hawass is a controversial figure who has been criticised for his love of the
'People attack me because I am famous. When I took President Obamato Giza, the camel driver recognised me and he asked "But who is
of Hawass?" When I gave a at your Dome of the Millennium 1,700 came to hear me. Bill got 700.'