Beyonce was not having it when word reached her ears that BET’s staff planned to seat her right next to Silicone Queen Kim Kardasian at the 2012 BET Awards on Sunday. Actually, the staff in charge of the seating arrangements for the awards was the production company hired by BET. But Beyonce is reportedly tired of Kim and her mother, Kris Jenner, using her for cheap publicity.
My well-connected source on the west coast got herself a coveted volunteer position with said production company — and she couldn’t wait to text me with the TEA!
Among my source’s various duties was escorting celebrities to their seats. She told me she wasn’t Bey’s escort yesterday, but she was close enough to the action to overhear Beyonce telling husband Jay Z (through clenched teeth) “I am NOT sitting next to her.”
Even though Beyonce was cordial to Kim, everyone in Bey’s camp knows she doesn’t like her. So, just to keep the peace, Jay Z sat next to Kanye West while Kim cooled her heels on the other side of Kanye — far enough away from Beyonce that even the casual observer could see that the two women are not friends.
To add insult to injury, I’m told that when Kim personally requested to sit next to Bey, but her request was politely declined!
Kim’s body language was unmistakable. She was heated! Kim tried to play it off by chatting with rapper Nicki Minaj. But Nicki isn’t Beyonce. My source said Kim pestered Kanye all afternoon about the embarrassing seating arrangements, but Kanye told her it was out of his hands. A humiliated Kim and Kanye eventually got up and left the award show early.