FILE PHOTO: Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles watch on as Rafael Nadal beats Robin Soderling in 3 sets in the final to win the 2010 French Open. The couple have announced they are expecting their first child together at the 2011 VMAs

In case you need another reminder that Beyonce and Jay Z are the reigning monarchs of a very sexy, very expensive parallel universe: the power couple was spotted shopping in Lower Manhattan this week, where they reportedly dropped $6000… on sex toys. Why not?

BeyonZ were spotted on their way to Babeland– a sex shop whose website boasts that “finding the right sex toy can change your life.” This is all according to an anonymous “source” on RadarOnline, so take it with a grain (or bucket) of salt, but the so-called witness claims, “They didn’t buy anything tacky or too extreme. It was all top-of-the-line stuff. Some of it was even gold-plated!”

While I try not to put too much stock in blatant gossip, I’m very willing to believe that their sex toys would be gold-plated. I’d be shocked if they weren’t. Blue Ivy vomits on nicer clothes than you’d get married in. They probably use the hollowed-out part of their Grammys as cereal bowls. The magical cartoon birds that dress Beyonce every morning are probably making six figures.

Something I learned today: Shutterstock has an image of a gold butt plug.

Something I learned today: Shutterstock has an image of a gold butt plug.

Even if this story was completely invented by a bored gossip writer (of which there’s at least a 90% chance), Radar does make a compelling case: “It’s not B’s first time having fun at such a spot: In 2011, she was photographed helping her Destiny’s Child bandmate Kelly Rowland celebrate her 30th birthday at a sex shop in L.A.” As we all know, crazy experiences in sex shops are just like Lay’s potato chips. You can’t have just one.

So what kind of sex toy haul can you get for $6000? The “luxury” section of Babeland’s website is full of complicated contraptions that go for about $160, so I guess if you got several… and the accessories… and the extended warranty….

Via Perez Hilton / Photo: PCN