She showed up late and did not apologize.
These are the two grounds why Zahi Awass, Egypt’s former minister of antiquities banned Beyonce from visiting the pyramids of Egypt. The tour was set at 3 p.m. When Beyonce arrived the location this is what Zahi Awass had to say-” ‘You have to say I’m sorry I’m late”. What was Beyonce‘s response? Zahi Awass recounts “She didn’t open her mouth.”
Looks like Indiana Jones of Egypt just didn’t have the halo even for Sasha Fierce.
Nevertheless, Beyonce, the diva still has the right to sing ” I was Here”.
In 2009, Beyonce already had her first tour of the pyramids during her “I Am” world tour. And even on that occasion Zahi Awass has tactlessly called Beyonce stupid. It was rumored that Zahi Awass had an outburst display during the tour saying Beyonce did not show interest and just wanted to take pictures.
This was what Zahi Awass blurted that time – “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.”
Zahi Awass is now being criticized for fostering a reputation of browbeating personalities. This is not the first time he has closed the gates of Pyramid. In 2003, Dr. Joann Fletcher , an Egyptologist shared the same trouble. She was accused of not following the rules of expedition in Egypt when she first exposed her discovery of a mummy in a Discovery channel documentary rather than reporting it to Supreme Council of Antiquities. This controversial mummy was said to be ” Nefertiti” the most important woman in Ancient Egyptian history.