The Louvre is offering Jay-Z and Beyoncé tours to showcase artwork featured in the "Apes**t" video, and oh mon dieu
There is now one more reason to visit Paris (as if we needed one). Members of the Beyhive will be delighted to hear that the Musée du Louvre is now offering 90-minute Jay-Z and Beyoncé tours after the couple filmed a music video their hit single, “Apesh*t,” at the museum.
The tours highlight the 17 artworks that were featured in the video, including Marie-Guillemine Benoist’s Portrait d’une négresse, Jacques Louis David’s The Coronation of Napoleon, Théodore Géricault’s The Charging Chasseur and The Raft of the Medusa, and of course, da Vinci’s The Mona Lisa.
One drawback: The tours are currently all in French and self-guided, so hopefully you have a good translator in your group if you don’t already speak the language. The museum may add new languages soon, according to Lonely Planet. The tours themselves do not seem to relate the works in the museum to the context in which they are used in the video. In most, if not all cases, the works represent an aspect of African American identity.
The music video is the first single off of The Carters’ album, Love is Everything, which is on Tidal.