Beyonce & Jay-Z won’t attend Kimye wedding, will give them £100K yacht rental


Do you ever feel sorry for Kanye West? I do. A little bit. Granted, I’ll never feel as much sympathy for Yeezington as he feels for himself, but I do think Yeezington has misjudged the reaction to his fiancee, Kim Kardashian. To Yeezus, Kim is the sun, the earth, the moon and the stars. To everyone else, she’s just some C-list reality star whose fame got propped up to B-list when she got with Kanye. This goes with Kanye’s BFFs Jay-Z and Beyonce too. Before Kim, Bey and Jay treated Yeezus like he was family. Nowadays… not so much. I get the feeling they still love Kanye, but they distance themselves from his because of Kim. And now the UK tabloids claim that Jay and Bey won’t even come to the wedding!

Jay Z and Beyonce have reportedly turned down an invite to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding. The 99 Problems hitmaker and the Pretty Hurts star are said to have rejected the chance to attend the nuptials, which are expected to take place in France, because they don’t want to appear on Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

An insider told The Sun newspaper: ‘Jay Z would be there if it wasn’t going to be such a public event.’

While Jay and Beyonce are not expected to attend the wedding alongside the rest of the Kardashian clan, the rapper is going to make it up to the couple by splashing out £100,000 on a rented yacht for their honeymoon. Jay is also said to be preparing a lavish stag do for Kanye at his New York club 40/40.

The insider added to the publication: ‘Instead he’s making it up to his mate by throwing him the most extravagant stag do known to man. It will cost a small fortune – and to top it all off, he’s chucked a £100,000 yacht rental in there as a wedding gift as well.’

[From The Daily Mail]

This makes it sound like Beyonce is the one with the problem, and that it’s specifically about Kim. If Jay had his way, he’d probably suck it up and go to the Kimye wedding, but Beyonce is the one holding back. I also think Beyonce and Jay are probably the “throw money at the problem” sort of people – they want Kanye to still feel the love, so they’ll just throw some splashy gifts at him and hope he’s not that mad.

I should mention though – we don’t even know how much of this wedding will end up in a very special KUWTK episode. We’re assuming it will be a wedding special and there’s lots of reporting that Kris Jenner has already negotiated it and Kanye has already given in, but we really don’t know. I still think there’s a chance that this wedding could end up a more A-list event than we’re expecting. I’m being totally serious too.



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  1. LadyMTL says:

    I read somewhere (it was either Lainey’s site or D-Listed) that Bey and Jay declined because the wedding was going to be filmed for the reality show. I can’t say as I blame them, if that is true. Although it would be really funny to see Beyoncé trying to play nice with Kim, lololol.

    • Audrey says:

      It’s dumb if it’s true

      Suck it up for one day for your friend. Avoid the cameras and don’t do anything dumb. Heck find a way to refuse to have footage of you air.

      But you don’t refuse to attend a close friend’s wedding for egotistical reasons

      • LadyMTL says:

        ITA that it’s not nice to decline to go to a friend’s wedding (and TBH I wouldn’t be surprised if most of the objections were on Bey’s end) but at the same time this isn’t your “typical” wedding. I personally wouldn’t want to be anywhere near Kris Jenner, for one thing, lol.

      • Nick says:

        @ Audrey – I really do not blame Jay & Bey. They should not have to go to a wedding with the understanding that they are going to be filmed in a wedding that is going to be shown on a sh*tty reality show. Plus you know that Kris J(erkoff) will find a way to include a lot of B&J screen time in the wedding special.

      • Karen says:

        I agree entirely – they’ve been tight with Kanye for years, it’s awful for them not to go. How ridiculous, they’ve leant themselves to much lower things.

      • Kiddo says:

        If there are ulterior motives to a wedding, (which in this case, it’s obvious), I think you have every right to opt out. You have a right to opt out for any reason whatsoever, frankly. People take weddings way too damned seriously, much more seriously than they do the actual marriage (*see Kim). It’s a party. I say, get over it. Kanye is not a relative of either one of them. If they were invited, it was likely to use them for even more press and PR. No one likes to be used.

      • L says:

        A wedding isn’t a mandatory thing. I don’t like any of these people, and I agree with not wanting to go because it’s being filmed. You know that Kris J would find a way to make sure they were in footage and it’s hard to avoid that kind of thing at a wedding.

        Heck, I had a friend whose wedding was on that TLC ’4 weddings’ show, and 40% of the guest list backed out once word got out it was going to be on the show. And that’s just average folks. Not everyone needs every minute of their lives on tv.

      • Maria says:

        If true, this is dumb.

        All they have to do is not sign the release form, you don’t just toss cash to makeup for an absence, at least not with someone you’re suppose to be close to.

        I don’t think Kim would care tho, she’s materialistic.

        Unrelated to the discussion but she looks really pretty in that red dress (at least from the front).

      • Audrey says:

        I’m sure their lawyers could come up with a way to not let footage of them be used

        If they don’t want to go cause they disagree with the marriage, fine.

        But not going cause it’s being filmed is petty and shows that they aren’t such good friends imo

      • Amanduh says:

        Agree Kiddo. If this was a “we want to get married to celebrate our love…” kind of marriage, then by all means, go! But this is certainly a “look at meeee/usss!!!!!!” affair that seems so contrived, I wouldn’t blame them at all.
        Besides, they can always go to Kanye’s next wedding!

      • Kiddo says:

        @Amanduh, They could also have a separate private affair outside of this cluster-F*, if it really is about love and sharing the warmth with friends and family. We know Hollywood people do this with weddings, as well as funerals. This isn’t about some sacred oath. It’s about attention and bowing to the god of green, (money, that is). It’s a show, not a ceremony.

      • Josephine says:

        It’s not really a wedding – it’s a television special. I would feel no need to attend a televised special designed to make money in the guise of a wedding.

      • minime says:

        I’m sorry but just because it’s their wedding, people don’t have to suck it up to please them. Specially, when they already know the value it has for at least one of the parts…I would definitely not participate in something like that, no matter what. When people prepare a ceremony like this they have also to think about the comfort of the guests, and if they don’t it’s because they also don’t care that much about them. One thing is to not have cake, another is to have your face televised in some cheap tv show ;)
        Who do they want to fool? If they televise this, nothing would give them more money than to have Beyonce and Jay Z attending. That is really not that nice or classy towards their friends either.

      • Delorb says:

        If you understand how private those two are, then you’d understand why they’d decline. But isn’t it tacky to have a huge THIRD wedding? Oops! I forgot I was speaking of Kim K.

      • atrain says:

        You do refuse if your friend and his fiance want you there for publicity purposes. Kim wants to be A-list, so I’m sure they’ve invited every A-lister they know to be there. And Kris knows that stars like Jay and Bey will draw the ratings to the wedding special. I’d be annoyed if my friends were using me like that, too.

      • Steevy says:

        I agree, no matter the circumstances, you have to go to your close friend’s wedding and keep you ego at the door.
        I totally see Beyonce’s influence in this.
        She is shallow, thinking mingling with ‘B lists’ will make her look bad.
        She lacks humanity. Her husband and Kanye have been tight for years. That has to be respected.

      • Nina W says:

        I would never “suck it up for a friend” and appear on TV because it’s what they want for their wedding. No true friend would expect it of someone or be offended if they decline. Being publicly exposed is very popular with young people but most people value their privacy. I would have no desire to be on TV as part of some gruesome dog and pony show on E! that will be endlessly rebroadcast. I was on TV once, for PBS, and that was plenty.

      • the original bellaluna says:

        Think about who we’re talking about here. There is NO WAY Satan’s Homegirl would allow JayBey NOT to be filmed.

      • Dommeh Dearest says:

        Maybe they don’t want to be exploited for ratings.

    • Lindy79 says:

      @ L you’re friend was on Four Weddings??

      That show is a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine whenever I catch it.

    • atieno says:

      we don’t know for sure, these are just rumors,they may appear but not on tape,rem kris jenner was at tina knowles party?how did that happen? so…who knows what i have just realized is that these kardashians may have met a lot of A-listers .am sure they crossed paths with bey’s camp before kanye legitimized the whore-mongering family ,lord they were slowly on the path to obscurity before he hooked up with kim,i feel bad that he loves her and kim just hooked up with him to protect her gravy train

    • Lark says:

      I would looveee it if it’s true but I call BS. Bey may dislike Kim, but she and Jay have been friends with Kanye for like ten or twelve years. Plus, she’s very conscious of her image and as annoying as Kimye is I don’t see her as wanting the tabloids to be all about how she ditched a long term friends wedding and causing drama.

    • Omega says:

      Even if this were true, I think if theres a person on the planet who would understand this logic, it would be Kanye. I am pretty sure that were it the reverse, his homie marrying a famewhoring reality star who comes with video cameras, he wouldnt attend either.
      The Katrashians may view this is a diss. But who cares! Kanye would totally get it.

      Secondly, tabloids have been publishing these speculative stories since KImye got engaged. They are hoping that if they chum the waters enough, they can get some confirmation, denial from the sources. They are trolling. I expect that Jay Z and Beyonce will attend but under the condition of no filming. I also think they probably wont even confirm attendance to Kris. They’ll just rock up and surprise that devil and her spawn and fly out before they can grab their camera phones.

  2. Lark says:

    The Daily Fail is citing The Sun, so automatic bullshit. I can’t stand Kimye, BUT there is no way in hell Bey and Jay won’t be there at the wedding imo even if it’s filmed (I think they’ll just insist on not being filmed when everyone else is). Kanye recently remixed a song Bey did, and they still seem tight. Plus, they’ve known each other for at least ten or twelve years.

    • Kenny Boy says:

      Yeah, they’ll definitely be there. Can’t believe everyone is taking the Daily Mail so seriously – they make shit up all the time. B&J can just not sign releases, right? Not that hard. Kanye has been very close with them for a decade and a half. Jay is very important to him and Ye’s ego is VERY sensitive. It would be a major blow if they just didn’t show up. A very close friend of mine threw a fit about a favor I did them just before my wedding and then didn’t show up to the event. Now they’re trying to be buddies with me again, and I’m just not having it. Jay doesn’t want to ruin their very profitable partnership.

      Plus the best part of going to weddings sometimes is making fun of the wedding with your partner, right?

    • Kim1 says:

      ITA Every story from The Sun is BS

    • Sooloo says:

      I’m just wondering about this “source”. Yeah, maybe Jay/Bey have English compadres who are privy to private information and would sell them out to a UK tabloid, but I’d be more inclined to lean toward assuming even an inkling of truth to this article if the manner of speaking used by the source slanted more to the American side (i.e., not using terms such as “mate” or “stag do”). Wouldn’t it be more likely that a source with this kind of information would have leaked it to a US mag? Hm, maybe I’m just naive.

  3. QQ says:

    Did.I.NOT.Tell.Yall MONTHS AGO that this was how it was gonna happen? that They wouldnt budge and then they would give em some drop-in-their-bucket trinket and The Kardasholes will play it off like “beyonce is so special to me, look she couldnt come but she gave me this thing so i can wear it at my wedding in her memory”

  4. Nick says:

    hahaha – omg kimmy looks awful in the red dress picture. from her hair to her jewel encrusted hooves. i have new found respect for beyonce.

  5. Birdie says:

    It won’t be her last wedding anyway.

  6. HH says:

    Good move. Not going to the wedding is not having to deal with Kris Jenner. Avoid that desperate succubus all you can. She eats souls for breakfast. :P

  7. Jaded says:

    I can’t for the life of me understand what Yeezy SEES in that tramp. He may be an overblown blow-hard with raging narcissism but he has talent. She’s just downright skanky. There’s a blind going around that she’s still sneaking around with Reggie Bush – wouldn’t that be a great episode of KUWTK.

    • Tapioca says:

      So Kim is “skanky” and yet Jay-Z and Beyonce – a man who refers to women as “bitches”, joined a cult one of whose central tenets is that women were put on Earth to serve men and who has several GFs on the side and a woman who is a plagiarising stripper – are some kind of beacon of class?

      Can’t we just agree that EVERYONE Kanye adheres himself to is a horrible person?!!

      • Original Lee says:

        The five percenters also believe that whites are weak and wicked. All in all – a pretty offensive club.

      • Eve says:

        I agree with Tapioca, lets not pretend that any of them are any classier or better then each other, people forget that because Jay-Z and Beyonce are super wealthy and overhyped for their ‘talents’ that they are automatically better people, yet Beyonce has made a career of singing trashy (albeit catchy) songs while practicing stripper moves on stage and Jay Z (whom I think he is a crap rapper) is an ex drug dealer that raps equally trashy and socially irresponsible lyrics. When it comes down to it they are all in the same level of tackiness and trash and this is coming from someone who dislikes the Kardashians and likes listens to some Beyonce songs because they are catchy and great for working out.

      • Jaded says:

        @Tapioca – If you read my post correctly you would see I didn’t even mention Bey and Jay-Z. My comment was directed strictly at Kanye and Kim. And I stand by it. He has some talent and she’s vile and useless. Don’t jump down my throat for your presumption that I meant Bey and Jay are somehow better.

    • Jezzy says:

      Agreed. Kanye is a real talented celebrity. Kim got her fame from a sex tape. They are not even in the same grouping of types of people. He does have horrible taste in women though and never dates on his “level.”

  8. aims says:

    I think what we have here is the beatfriends wives don’t like each other. I agree, I think Jay would go and that he’s indifferent about Kim. Its his wife that doesn’t dig the friends fiance.

    I don’t blame Beyonce. I think Kim was way to strong and isn’t in their league. I think this will be the best Kim will ever get and should be happy that she was invited to the dance.

  9. Kiddo says:

    I don’t blame them. I kind of liked Kanye as Kanye before he turned into Kanye Kardashian. Who wants to attend a dog and pony show of fame-whoring money grabbing ridiculousness? I wouldn’t. In my opinion, this wedding is beneath them, and beneath ANYONE with good taste.

  10. Ang says:

    I don’t think the wedding is A list. Kim is a reality/porn star not a fashion goddess or a talented actress , she isn’t even real looking anymore, every part of her is fake & phony . I can’t believe Kanye is even going along with all the stunts Kim does. Like that highly paid date for one evening with some old zillionaire , come on she only did that for $ paid whore. I just can’t wait till her 10 minutes is up!!!! And Kanyes last album blew.

  11. Loopy says:

    This is going to be a spectacle the complete opposite of The Carters own wedding, but nowadays its seems Jay abd B have loosened up, they may very well attend.

  12. Jackson says:

    Isn’t it odd to throw an ‘extravagant stag do’ for your friend, and then NOT attend his wedding? Celebrities are weird.

  13. Relli says:

    Meh I tend to believe it because it happens to even the non-famous. Someone marries someone thier friends don’t care for and even though they still love thier friend it creates distance. Plus Kitty Killer’s family is pretty demanding and seems to be each other’s BFF’s so maybe it’s just happened organically.

  14. Sarah says:

    Jay is very private I always got the impression that it was him that kept the Relationship with Beyoncé low key in the early days. I can’t imagine he wants to be on keeping up with the kardashians.

  15. Dawn says:

    I don’t know what is true and what is false with these people because nine out of ten times the Kardashians will come up with some lie to get press. I do believe that Jay and Bey are friends with Kanye but I don’t believe that they are as tight as the Kardashian stunt train would have us believe. I mean come on, this is Kim’s third wedding and people are finally tiring of the circus that is the Kardashians. Kanye’s music is not selling and neither are his concerts. People are just tired of all of them. And why do they need a honeymoon? They’ve been together for over almost 2 years minus the 72 days she was playing wife to Kris Humphries. It is all smoke and mirrors and press to these freaks.

  16. ParisPucker says:

    OF COURSE it’s going to be on TV – it’s the 2 BIGGEST MEGALOMANIACS ON THE EARTH getting married… TO EACH OTHER. I get Bey’s reaction… the whole thing reeks of Liberace tacky-ness

  17. Inlike says:

    Seems simple enough. They just don’t want to be taped in one of Kim’s episodes.

  18. Sisi says:

    Have Bey and Jay ever gone to (private) celebrations that weren’t arranged by themselves for themseves?

  19. LAK says:

    only $100K for the yacht…

    are they honeymooning in a canoe

    talk about cheap!

  20. lucy2 says:

    I don’t blame them one bit for not wanting to be a part of that tacky circus.
    Do you really think Kanye is that crazy about her? I always figured he saw someone who got a lot of attention (something he clearly craves) and was an empty headed moron he could play dress up with.

  21. Mouse says:

    Kim looks like a sausage in that picture. Not trying to be too mean but she could pick much more flattering outfits/shoes

  22. lewissrl says:

    I don’t believe this story at all. I don’t think Beyonce or Kim are friends but I don’t think there is all this animosity. Also, wasn’t Kris Jenner at Tina Knowles’ birthday party? I don’t think any of these tabloids know anything.

  23. dorothy says:

    Is any celebrity going to be there? I would think that most A or B list would not want to be associated with this spectacle. This is the kind of event that would draw people like Snookie, or Carrott top or Paris Hilton. You know, E and F listers.

  24. idk says:

    I can’t understand why Kim would want to televise this wedding or why Kanye agreed to it? When they first started dating Kim said “I want to keep my relationship private”…yeah how long did that last? Nothing about this relationship is private. How hard up for cash are they? Who would attend this wedding and want their face shown? It will be an entire audience of blurred faces. Maybe they’ll just take footage from her last wedding and pretend those people are at this wedding ha ha. She obviously learned nothing from her last wedding.

  25. aquarius64 says:

    There’s a story out about Kim buying up issues of her Vogue cover at a newsstand and filming it for her show. Please – Witnour would have sent out advanced copies to Kimye. Sales are tanking on this issue? That would be my guess. That’s why they are pushing for the Carters to come to the wedding – it would be embarrassing that the sales are that bad and they need a spalshy wedding and guest list to make up for it.

  26. truthful says:

    I’m almost sure that E is paying for most of this wedding because there will be an E Wedding Special, again.

    B and J probably do not want to be around all of that reality crap, fake fawning..
    why cheapen your brand w/ some Keepin up w/the Trashardians Wedding special and PMK cackling and drunk.

    I doubt any A list celebs will be there, JLo is her homegirl will she be there?? Eva the Diva may be there

    maybe Liza Minnelli?? LOL!!
    the last of the fashion folks that Ye has not insulted will be there

  27. Birdix says:

    Well, it worked. They are drumming up interest in the wedding by getting people to wonder about the guest list–will they or won’t they ally themselves with this circus?

  28. Damaris says:

    Beyoncé and Jay would’ve been used as accessories at Kim’s wedding anyways. “Oh, look! Bey and Jay-Jay are here! At my wedding! Do you see how special I am?”

    First off, I wouldn’t even want Beyoncé at my wedding because no one would pay attention to the bride. I wouldn’t pay attention to Kim if Beyoncé was sitting two rows in front of me.

  29. Lucy says:

    Can’t say I blame them tbh.

  30. Dimebox says:

    I have the feeling that no matter when the wedding was scheduled, Beyoncé and Jay would have had scheduling difficulties. I wonder if part of the reason that Kanye wanted the wedding in Paris was that he hoped the big fashion crowd would attend. Will Kanye’s good friend Anna Wintour show? And it’s fine to not sign a release for KUWTK, but that won’t cover the paps.

    • word says:

      The paps will be there in full force (as Kim will make sure to call them !). Also, even if they don’t sign a release form, people with phones can take pictures (I’m talking about the Kardashian/jenner Klan) and post them on twitter/instagram.

  31. NeNe says:

    I’m glad that they are not attending the wedding. It’s good to know that they have some morals. I now hold them in a bit higher regard than I did yesterday.

  32. Amy Tennant says:

    Deleting my comment because I said something mean.

  33. Diane says:

    If they would invite me, I would send them a crock pot…top-of-the-line too!

  34. word says:

    This wedding is going to be one big joke. James Franco said Kanye and Kim asked if Franco and Seth would perfrom their version of Bound 2 in Paris the night before the wedding. I think Franco said no.

  35. aang says:

    Ya, Beyonce, if you could just get over yourself that’d be great. Thanks.

  36. LaurieH says:

    Beyonce and Jay-Z fiercely control their PR. The last thing they would want to do is attend a Kardashian reality TV publicity stunt disguised as a wedding. Particularly given Kim’s rather recent last publicity stunt wedding. And why – there’s no money in it for them, they don’t need the publicity or exposure and I hardly see them as the type of people who would want to enrich a woman whose wealth has been predominately derived from exploiting her daughter’s sex tape.

  37. whateveryouwantittobe says:

    Kanye’s marrying with his dick, I think he fails to see this. (No-one else is thinking with your dick Kanye).

  38. Fan says:

    She probably does not want to overshadow the bride.

    • idk says:

      Well in that case I don’t think Beyonce can ever attend anyone’s wedding because I’m pretty sure she will always overshadow ANY bride. There is no way that woman could walk into a room without everyone turning their heads (whether you like her or not, she is a woman who will naturally get attention).

  39. jwoolman says:

    Is Kim doing a replay of the last one concerning gifts? She registered for disgustingly expensive do-dads and wouldn’t return them after her 72-day marriage even though most were still at the store. She claimed to give an equivalent charitable contribution, but that was to one of their fakeroonie charities that they profit from. She exchanged the gifts for rolexes for her family… Her husband even knew the gifts should have been returned but she ignored his request to do so (and also didn’t share with him). I can’t imagine that anybody who was burned the last time would show up. Kim stopped her husband from inviting his friends from Minnesota and barely tolerated the presence of his family at the event (oops, forgot to hire cars). And yet Dina and Lindsay Lohan got invites.

  40. Ming says:

    What if this story is an attempt to shame/shade Jay and Bey into attending? I wouldn’t put it past Kris Jenner to plant articles to get a taste for the public’s reaction so they know how to play it all out for their best advantage.

  41. kitty-bye says:

    Boring, who cares! Don’t want to see any of it anymore spare us please!!

  42. aenflex says:

    They are disgusting, as are Beyonce and her husband. Entitled, superficial twits.