SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 14: Oprah Winfrey looks on during a media conference ahead of the first taping of the “Oprah Winfrey Show” at the Sydney Opera House on December 14, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. 12,000 audience members were selected from 350,000 applicants to participate in two tapings of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” at the Sydney Opera House. Oprah descended on Australia last week with 302 super fans from the US, Canada and Jamaica to produce four shows for the 25th and final season of the program. the shows will air in the US and Australia in January 2011. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)
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Warning: This scoop is 90-something percent hypothetical, as it comes from the ever-shady realm of MediaTakeOut. (But hey, they have been right before.) According to MTO, Beyoncé and Jay-Z “wanted to give the ‘godparents’ role to people NOT ALREADY related to them by family.” Which would explain Hova’s oft-rapped-about BFF Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith allegedly scoring the godfather role. We’d certainly take any reason for Oprah to have even a little authority over Jay-Z, just so we could know she was getting all scoldy on him on the regular. UPDATE:Nope! But thanks again for a wonderful stroll through “what if” world, MediaTakeOut.