"How did Beyonce and Jay-Z get to film their new music video in the Louvre when I can't even get close enough to the Mona Lisa to get a good pic?"
That might be a question you couldn't help but ask yourself after watching the Carters' "Apeshit" music video. The couple were given private access to the Louvre and all the masterpieces they wanted.
"Beyonce and Jay-Z visited the Louvre four times in the last ten years. During their last visit in May 2018, they explained their idea of filming," a spokesperson for the museum told Vulture. "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."
It's actually not uncommon for the second most-visited museum in the world to hold private events for entertainment purposes. (In 2017, the Louvre had a little over 8 million visitors.) In fact, the New York Times notes that the Louvre typically hosts around 500 shoots a year for film, television, and music projects.
And while Vulture wasn't able to obtain how much the Carters had to pay to rent out the Louvre, we do know that for around $17,500, you too can have private access to the galleries for an entire day.