There are a lot of things Beyonce Knowles is known for. Awesome voice. Catchy songs. Gorgeous. Diva. But I’ve never heard anyone mention her fabulous sense of humor – and generally divas aren’t known for being able to laugh at themselves. It seems to be a lack of humor that’s gotten Jay-Z into some trouble with his new wife. According to the Mirror, Jay-Z poked a little fun at Beyonce at his concert at the Hollywood Bowl – and Beyonce , being Beyonce, didn’t really care for it.
Flicking through his box of oldies, the DJ slapped on one of Beyonce’s biggest hits, Crazy In Love. But as the fans grooved, Jay-Z growled. Storming to the mic, he yelled: “F*** that. Sorry Bey but f*** that – let’s play something else.” Furious, Bey stalked off… before laying into her man later away from prying eyes. “Beyonce had been side stage for most of the night, dancing and singing along,” says a fellow reveller. But when Jay-Z got the song pulled, her mood soured. He meant it as a joke, but Beyonce didn’t take it that way.
“After he came off stage, she confronted him, demanding to know what the hell his comments had been about. She was gesturing wildly and not looking happy. Like any good husband would, Jay-Z grovelled and tried to get out of it with compliments. It’s a shame because earlier the pair had been flashing their tattooed wedding ring fingers. Both have ‘IV’ – the date of their wedding’ – inked on.
[From the Mirror]
The tattoos are actually old and appeared after the couple took a trip to Paris this past Christmas – which of course spouted a slew of “are they married” gossip. According to the source, the couple later made amends and were seen holding hands again. It seems pretty clear Jay-Z meant the song playing as a joke – clearly he wasn’t trying to publicly humiliate his wife. But I could see something like that bothering a lot of people, because it does seem like a dis. And it’s very public. It seems that the couple have no plans to officially confirm their marriage in the near future – certainly an unusual choice, but their right.
Here’s Jay Z in concert on April 8th. Images thanks to Splash.