She may be adored by her millions of fans but Beyonce failed to impress the man known as Egypt's Indiana Jones when she visited the country in 2009 as part of her I Am...Tour
Zahi Hawass, Egypt's former head of antiquities, claims he banned the singer from visiting the Pyramids after her ‘stupid and rude’ behaviour.
According to the Huffington Post, the controversial archaeologist bad-mouthed the star to local reporters back then, allegedly calling her a 'stupid person' who 'doesn't understand a thing'.
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 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."
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 spotlight.
He is currently under investigation from the US Justice Department for allegedly accepting a $200,000-a-year pay packet from National Geographic to allow the magazine access to the Pyramids and other sites.
He is also branching out into fashion.
According to Vanity Fair, he has launched a clothing line that focuses on khakis, leather jackets and denim shirts, with profits said to be going to the Children’s Cancer Hospital in Cairo.