Beyonce Knowles was not kicked out of Egyptian pyramids, her representative says. Recently, Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass said in an interview that he banished Beyonce from the historical site because of her rude behavior.
"Most people I take on tours are very nice and we become friends. But this lady...," said Hawass, who is Egypt's former head of antiquities and gatekeeper of the Pyramids, as quoted by U.K.'s The Independent. "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 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 Beyonce was stupid and I left," he continued.
A representative for Beyonce, however, says the incident never took place. "This never happened. The last time she was in Egypt was on tour in 2009. Nothing like this happened. Lies and more lies," the representative tells E! News.
In the interview, Hawass who apparently enjoys being in the spotlight also boasted about his fame. "People attack me because I am famous. When I took President Obama to Giza, the camel driver recognized me and he asked, 'But who is the friend of Hawass?' When I gave a lecture at your Dome of the Millennium 1,700 came to hear me. Bill Clinton got 700." In addition to being an archaeologist, Hawass ventures into fashion business. He has launched a clothing line which includes khakis, leather jackets and denim shirts, Vanity Fair reports.