African Chief Says Beyonce Isn’t Worthy of Making Sarah Baartman Movie

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SOUTH AFRICA -- Okay, besides the Bey Hive, most people would probably agree almost everything Beyonce touches pretty much turns to gold. Keywords: almost everything.

If you ask South African Chief Jean Burgess, he'll say Queen Bey is "not worthy" enough to portray one of South Africa's historic figures.

Rumors started buzzing last week when several sources reported the singer wants to produce and star in a new biopic about the life of Sarah Baartman. The South African woman was enslaved in the 19th century, taken to Europe and then forced to work in a freak show alongside animals. All of this was mainly because of her unusually large derriere.

Sarah Baartman

Sarah Baartman

And although Bey is definitely known for her "bootylicious" approach in the entertainment industry, the chief thinks this particular project is way out of her league. He told one South African news source Beyonce "lacks the basic human dignity to be worthy of writing Sarah's story,  let alone playing the part." He also says, "it's not her story to tell."

The superstar hasn't officially confirmed her ties to the project. But c'mon, let's be real, he's throwing major shade. Although the French film Black Venus, which is based on Baartman's life, has already been made, adding Beyonce's touch may not be a bad idea.

Check out the trailer to Black Venus below: