Robert Pattinson was the brunt of a tabloid joke earlier in the month (read: fake story), with In Touch reporting that he tried to see Beyonce at a meet-and-greet on July 1, only to be denied at the door because he didn't have the right credentials.

But it didn't take long for that rumor to go down in flames -- and there's even photographic evidence.

In the original story, Rob and his friends were turned away from the backstage area after Bey's July 1 show at the Los Angeles Staples Center. And afterwards, the story goes, they "tried to sneak in" but were denied by security.

There's just one problem with that little tale: A photo exists of the 'Twilight' star, the superstar singer and her musician friends the Death Grips together. Backstage. At the Staples Center.

Ah, truth. The enemy of all good tabloid-manufactured feuds.