Photographers were forbidden from taking snaps of Beyonce during her performance at Kobe Bryant’s memorial in Los Angeles on Monday, during her performance at Kobe Bryant’s memorial in Los Angeles on Monday, as she sang at Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s memorial.
One insider at the event said, “It is so offensive to Kobe’s family and the fans, Beyoncé is so controlling of her image. She usually only allows approved selected images of her to be released so no photographers at the Kobe memorial were allowed to take her picture. Really, at a memorial? Not even the family of Michael Jackson did that.“A Staples Center staffer was dispatched to make sure not a single camera was focused on the stage. The photographers couldn’t believe it. This doesn’t help Beyoncé’s image at all, it hurts her. It makes her look like a diva. The memorial wasn’t about her. The only shots of Bey that did emerge were screen grabs from TV. None of the other artists at the memorial asked for this, not Christina Aguilera, not Alicia Keys.