Were Beyonce and Jay-Z really rejected by Queen Elizabeth? A report claims the superstar couple wanted to shoot a music video at Buckingham Palace, but their request was denied. Gossip Cop looked into the story.
"Palace Slams Gate On Beyonce," reads a headline in the latest edition of the National Enquirer. According to the supermarket tabloid, she and Jay-Z have "met their match" in Queen Elizabeth. Noting how Beyonce and Jay-Z's "Ape[expletive]" video was filmed at the Louvre, a so-called "spy" is quoted as saying, "Jay and Beyonce are on a mission to shoot their music videos at some of the world's most famous locations."
The unidentifiable source continues, "But when they put in a request to shoot at Buckingham Palace, it was rejected by the queen." The magazine's alleged tipster goes on to contend, "Beyonce might be pop royalty, but she got a firm 'no' on access to Buckingham Palace." The short article is even illustrated with a photo of Beyonce that has a word bubble exclaiming, "But we're Hollywood royalty!" Next to a headshot of Queen Elizabeth, another word bubble says, "Girl, you're just a cheap imitation."
The outlet, however, doesn't provide a single piece of proof to back this narrative up. Gossip Cop suspects it was manufactured only because of reports last month that claimed Beyonce and Jay-Z were rejected when they requested to film at the Colosseum in Rome. It seems the publication is mimicking that storyline and subbing in another historic venue.
But Gossip Cop spoke with a Buckingham Palace spokesperson, who laughed off these claims as untrue. The palace does have a filming policy, such as mandating that "requests must be received at least one month before the preferred date of filming," but it seems this is one application that was never received. It should also be noted that the tabloid has a history of spreading phony allegations about all of the parties involved here.
In March, for example, there was a whole cover story about Queen Elizabeth abdicating the throne so Prince William and Kate Middleton could become king and queen. Just one month later, she formally endorsed Prince Charles to lead the Commonwealth. Also in March, the magazine wanted readers to believe Beyonce was considering kicking Jay-Z off their "On The Run II" tour. Meanwhile, only days ago the couple started the second leg of the concert series without a hitch.
In another recent flub, Gossip Cop observed that a full year had passed since the outlet falsely claimed Beyonce and Jay Z were on the brink of a divorce. Time has shown how the publication isn't entirely credible. This latest story isn't trustworthy, either.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.