Jay-Z and Beyonce's Obsession With Paris' Louvre Museum Ended Up Paying Off

The power couple are frequent visitors to the world-famous museum.

(AllHipHop News) Officials at Paris' Louvre Museum are offering guided tours of the artworks featured in Beyonce and Jay-Z's new music video.

The super couple rented out the historic French monument in late May to film the promo for "Apes##t," in which the musicians pose beside masterpieces like Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Jacques-Louis David's The Intervention of the Sabine Women, and Ancient Greek sculptures Venus de Milo and the Winged Victory of Samothrace.

Now museum bosses have put together a 90-minute "thematic trail" which allows visitors to retrace Beyonce and Jay-Z's steps to admire each piece of art for themselves.

They have also produced a map to highlight all 17 of the iconic works from the promo to allow other visitors to follow the route for themselves.

Beyonce and Jay-Z debuted the "Apes##t" promo, directed by Ricky Saiz, on their Tidal streaming service on June 16, at the same time as the release of their surprise joint album, Everything Is Love.

A spokesperson for the world's largest art museum subsequently revealed the singer and her rap mogul husband had only submitted their request to film inside the building within a month of the proposed shoot date, but Louvre executives were highly receptive to the idea.

"Beyonce and Jay-Z visited the Louvre 4 times in the last 10 years," read a statement. "During their last visit in May 2018, they explained their idea of filming. The deadlines were very tight but the Louvre was quickly convinced because the synopsis showed a real attachment to the museum and its beloved artworks."

The popular video was filmed days before the superstars kicked off their co-headlining "On The Run II Tour" in Cardiff, Wales in early June.

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