Are Beyonce and Jay Z really filing for divorce after years of alleged marital troubles purportedly caused by the rapper’s affairs with other women?
Entitled “Becoming Beyonce,” the book by J. Randy Taraborrelli reportedly claimed that Beyonce and her husband have broken up previously because of the rapper’s alleged affair with Rihanna. According to Taraborrelli, Rihanna’s rep was responsible for spreading the rumors about the dating affair. He added the Rihanna’s rep wanted to boost the artist’s profile before her single, “Pon de Replay” was released.
In a statement, Hay said, “I was blindsided by the news of ‘Becoming Beyoncé’ coming out and it couldn’t come at a worse time for me. I’m currently releasing projects with my label Urban Hitchcock through Tidal, a company that is owned by Jay Z and Beyoncé … Hopefully this news hasn’t ruined that relationship for me. … The pr stunt that I did was out of desperation to help break ‘Pon de Replay’. … It was reckless and I didn’t think it was going to work. I was just throwing spaghetti at the wall to see what would stick.”
Beyonce and Jay Z started dating in 2000. Taraborrelli wrote that when the rumors spread about Rihanna and Jay Z, Beyonce “was so upset” that she decided to split up with him for a year in 2005.
According to the site, Hay said that he has not yet met up with the writer, Taraborrelli. He only spoke to his researchers.
Hay recently released When Worlds Collide on the struggling music streaming service, Tidal, which is owned by Jay Z and Beyoncé. Any fallout from these recent revelations has yet to be seen. Hay said,”I didn’t think it would be this big story. But now, seeing Beyoncé on the cover of this book and knowing that people are profiting from speculations and opinions about her really turns my stomach.”
He continued, “I’m ashamed that I’m even talking about this. I just want to put this rumor to rest once and for all.”
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