There have been rumours swirling for months that Beyonce and Jay-Z‘s marriage is on the rocks and soon to end. While many brushed off those reports due to the fact that they’re, you know, on tour together and constantly posting photos of themselves looking relatively happy (or at least very much in the same place) on Instagram, the reports just won’t stop coming. Perhaps the most convincing bit of “evidence” is this piece from Blind Gossip (which correctly predicted the Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes split, by the way):
If business-arrangement couples can sell a “real couple” image to the public, the couple becomes worth more than each celeb would be worth individually. Of course, that value goes up even more if they can take the PR relationship all the way to marriage and children.
We have told you MANY times before that this high-profile marriage is just a business arrangement. We have also told you that this business arrangement will wind down after their current project is finished. Well, it’s almost over!
They are splitting up everything (properties, money, child/ren) right now, but will be keeping up appearances until the announcement. They are separating this year, with the divorce to follow in about six months. It will be very clean and very fast. In fact, the parties involved are describing the timeline as “Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes fast.”
Well, that sounds about right. I don’t see what the big deal is about all of this, either – so what if they divorce? People do it all the time, and Bey and Jay are not these superhuman angels who are immune to real life relationship issues, in that sense – especially if one of you can’t keep it in your pants. Life does indeed go on even if they’re no longer together, and I can sorta see this being true.
July 23, 2014 at 6:00 am by Jennifer
It was only a few months ago when Solange unleashed a can of whoop ass upon Jay-Z in a New York City elevator after the Met Ball for… whatever reason. While the Knowles-Carter family released a collaborative statement insisting that they were all still on good terms following the incident, Solange has finally spoken out about it for the first time in a new interview with Lucky.
It’s a subject she expects in conversation but one she doesn’t want to focus on. She calls the incident “that thing.” “What’s important is that my family and I are all good,” she says. “What we had to say collectively was in the statement that we put out, and we all feel at peace with that.”
She is happy to discuss the values her parents taught both of their daughters: hard work along with unconditional love and support for each other. “We’ve always held each other down no matter what,” she says. “That’s something I’m drilling into Julez now.”
LOL at “that thing”. How flippant! This whole thing is done and over with (or is it?!) so I can see why she’d be over talking about it, but it’s bound to happen when you start beating your brother-in-law’s ass.
July 8, 2014 at 9:00 am by Jennifer
Beyoncé and Jay-Z are currently touring across America as part of their On The Run tour, but this is going on amidst (more) reports that Jay cheated on her. Some say it was with Rachel Roy, others say it was with women that aren’t really anyone of note, but the whole Knowles/Carter camp has kept quiet on this… until now?
During a show in Ohio last weekend, Bey sang one of her unreleased songs called ‘Resentment’, which is a big fan favourite but people outside the Beyhive won’t really know. However, she changed the lyrics in a way that made a lot of people think she might just be ready to admit that her husband was unfaithful…
I’ll always remember feeling like I was no good / Like I couldn’t do it for you like your mistress could
Been ridin’ with you for six years [...] I gotta look at her in her eyes and see she’s had half of me.
I’ll always remember feeling like I was no good / Like I couldn’t do it for you like that wack bitch could
Been ridin’ with you for twelve years [...] I gotta look at her in her eyes and see she’s had half of me. She ain’t even half of me. That bitch will never be.
Huh. Jay-Z and Beyoncé have been together for 12 years now, so that part seems to fit. However, if the song was already about a man cheating on his wife, why did the lyrics even need to be changed? The song already applies. I suppose the “bitch” line makes it all a little more personal and heated, but I don’t think we’ll ever know what truly happened… unless she serves him with divorce papers on the final night of the tour or something.
Video of the performance is here:
July 2, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Jennifer
Beyoncé and Jay-Z are America’s king and queen, right? Everyone loves them (I mean in the broader sense) and treats them like royalty. They’re even friends with the Obamas! With that in mind, you’d assume that the tickets to their On the Run tour set for this summer in the US would have sold out in seconds… but it seems that’s not the case.
From Radar Online:
A quick look on Ticketmaster reveals less than desirable ticket sales for the hip-hop royalty duo, with one industry insider exclusively telling RadarOnline.com their personal lives and a lack of airplay on the radio could be contributing.
According to the leading ticket sales distributor, tens of thousands of tickets are still available for the “On the Run” concert in Miami on July 25, as well as Atlanta on July 15 and a July 12 show in New Jersey.
These are metropolis cities across the United States that typically sell out concerts quickly, as they did with Justin Timberlake‘s recent “20/20? tour and Madonna‘s “MDMA” tour.
“Beyonce’s album had a big first month with ‘Drunk in Love’, but the last several singles have tanked on the charts,” the insider told Radar.
“If you’re launching a stadium tour, you have to have airplay, and she’s had no hits lately on the radio.”
“It’s overload. The public has been left with a sour taste in their mouth because of the elevator fight and all the information that leaked about Jay and B’s relationship afterward,” the source said.
True, true. It’s definitely a case of “too much of a good thing”. I enjoy them both as artists, but we’re being oversaturated with Bey and Jay and people are tired of it. There’s always an inevitable backlash when that happens. Does it mean the end of their careers? Of course not. It does mean, however, that we all need a nice little break, which shouldn’t be a bad thing. They should take some time off, too!
June 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm by Jennifer
With everything that’s been going on in Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Solange‘s world over this past week, it’s no wonder they’re absolutely everywhere (more than usual), and even though they already put out a statement asking everyone to move on from Elevatorgate 2014, we still want to know what REALLY happened. And now we do.
The trio stopped by Saturday Night Live this weekend to reveal the truth behind the drama – and turns out, it was just a silly misunderstanding over an unwieldy spider.
LOL to that. In all seriousness, I really hope we can move on from this now that all the obligatory jokes have been made. And on a more “serious” note, here’s a fake movie trailer/real promo trailer for Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s upcoming summer On the Run tour:
May 19, 2014 at 9:00 am by Jennifer
Solange Knowles attacked Jay Z in an elevator (with Beyoncé present), and we’re still talking about it. Jay and Bey released a statement about it, but still no one is sure why it happened — until now. And it may have something to do with fashion designer Rachel Roy (above with Solange in 2012). From the Daily News:
“Rachel is a little too close to Jay Z,” a source told The News. “Solange doesn’t like it, and Beyoncé doesn’t like it.”
Solange, 27, unceremoniously told the designer that “anyone who gets close to Jay has to be warned and deal with her as a sister,” a source told Us Weekly.
Rumor had it that the brawl was over Jay Z trying to attend Rihanna’s after-party.
Roy, no pushover herself, didn’t back down when Solange told her she was “too close” to Jay Z, a source who was close to the spat said.
“Rachel is combative and a tough girl,” the source said. “She didn’t back down.”
Beyoncé and Jay Z jumped in the middle of the two as they exchanged angry words. At some point, with Solange separated from Roy, Jay Z told his sister-in-law that she was “out of line” for mouthing off to Roy.
And apparently, that’s not the end of it. While everyone else wanted to call it a night, Jay Z wanted to go to Rihanna‘s after party at Up & Down.
The problem with that plan, a source said, was Solange thought Roy was going to be at Up & Down — and it led her to get all UFC on Jay Z in the hotel’s elevator, sources said.
I don’t know what the hell to make of any of this. I guess it’s all as good a theory as any? What do you make of it?