If we told you that Beyoncé is so particular about her bathroom experience that she brings her own toilet seats on her "Renaissance World Tour," would you believe it?
Because a lot of people have! Especially after images of a tour container literally labeled "TOILET SEATS" surfaced online and in multiple publications. In a way it makes sense—she is Queen Bey, after all, so she's entitled to be picky about her throne, okay?
But Bey's mom, Tina Knowles-Lawson, is calling foul on the toilet seat rumor. She says it's "ridiculous" and there's a perfectly reasonable explanation for this.
Tina Knowles Says Beyoncé Does Not Bring Personal Toilet Seat On Tour | TMZyoutu.be
TMZ recently caught up with Knowles on the street and took the opportunity to ask her about the Beyoncé toilet seat rumor and the road box labeled "toilet seats." She was having none of it:
“That is so ridiculous... because those are stands that you put fans on, they’re called ‘toilet seats.'"
Of course, you'd be forgiven for seeing one of Beyoncé's road containers labeled "TOILET SEATS" and jumping to the same conclusion everyone has: that she's just super particular about where she parks her bum.
The UK's The Sun tabloid even claimed to have spoken to a source close to the "Renaissance World Tour" who confirmed the rumor.
The alleged source said:
“Beyoncé is such an elite performer she can literally request anything. Her tour roadies have seen everything so it’s not a great deal for them, but it does raise a smile from people who happen to catch a glimpse of the branded container.”
Okay, maybe. But Beyoncé never ISN'T in the direct line of a fan to blow all that beautiful hair around, and there are all kinds of weird and funny nicknames for things in the entertainment world that have become common nomenclature over the years, like calling the clothespins that cameramen sometimes use "C-47s" for some reason.
So why not call a fan stand a toilet seat? It's probably got a round hole in the middle, right? Judge's ruling in favor of the defendant!
Naturally, Miss Tina's two cents about Beyoncé's toilet seats has sparked quite a bit of conversation on social media.
Don't let this dash your hopes of someday traveling with your own retinue of toilet seats, though.
Keep dreaming big!