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Beyonce bodyguard, Croatian cameraman clash

By AFP

A visit by US R&B diva Beyonce to the Croatian coastal resort of Dubrovnik ended with one of her bodyguards exchanging blows with a local journalist, Croatian media reported on Wednesday.

Beyonce was heading to a boat anchored in the medieval port with her rapper husband Jay-Z when the bodyguard kicked a Croatian cameraman, 57, in the back several times, the online edition of the Jutarnji List daily said.

Private television station RTL showed images of the incident on Tuesday night including journalists chasing the pop star down Dubrovnik's narrow streets despite her bodyguard's protests.

Before getting back on the boat, the bodyguard knocked the journalist's video camera to the ground, and then laid into the man himself, the footage showed.

The cameraman then hit the bodyguard in the back with his tripod, who, visibly angry, responded by throwing it in the Adriatic sea.

Police said they were investigating the incident.

Pictures of Beyonce -- named the world's fourth most powerful celebrity by Forbes magazine in June -- holidaying on a yacht off the resort known as the pearl of the Adriatic have been a big hit with the Croatian press.

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