ByKarly Rayner, writer at
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Karly Rayner

If the gilded fish bowl that Beyoncé publicizes as her life has always seemed a too saccharin sweet to be true, this one is for you!

According to a 10,000 word tell all by Page Six Magazine, things are going sour in the Bey-Hive and Rihanna is partly to blame for the dissolution of Bey-Z's business arrangement come marriage.

The gossip rag claims that the story they tastefully entitled Inside The Crumbling Marriage of Jay-Z and Beyoncé was spilled to them by a source who has been deep inside the Knowles clan for years. You're not alone if you're theorizing that her name begins with 'S' and rhymes with 'Ange'...

Alas, none of the nuggets coughed up by Page Six are anything new to any of us avid gossip hounds. They theorize that Bey and Jay primarily got it together as a business arrangement to stoke the furnace that would make them the collective powerhouse of hip hop.

  Beyoncé and Jay-Z in 2004
Beyoncé and Jay-Z in 2004

Although this 'arrangement' (that they must have been pretty serious about because, baby!) has worked perfectly for years, Queen B is eager to get out of there and Run the World on her own without her daddy or her husband pulling the strings. According to the report;

There’s no bigger controller than Jay. She’s great, but she’d be a little lower on the totem pole if it weren’t for hooking up with him. In terms of ambition, talent, business acumen and work ethic, Beyoncé and Jay Z were perfectly matched. They are solid, solid business people who know what they’re doing

But, the straw that broke the camels back is reportedly the glorious amalgamation of weed smoke and leotards that is Rihanna and, yep, she's responsible for the fabled elevatorgate. The sourced spilled that;

The elevator fight after the Met Ball was really over Jay’s protégé Rihanna, whom he allegedly planned to meet later that night at his 40/40 club. “Solange was like, ‘Enough is enough — you must be [screwing] Rihanna. To many people who know them, they know it’s not out of the realm of possibility"

But, what will happen to Bey-Jay now? In true gossip rag style, Page Six have totally covered their ass so whatever happens, they were right. Clever, eh? The final statement reads;

Today, the source says, it’s not whether they’ll split, but how they’ll split — adding that the only time Jay and Beyoncé are really together is on stage. They’re allegedly traveling with marriage counselors, but Jay — as he’s always done — spends much of his time on the phone, tending to business. “His phone’s constantly ringing,” says the source, “Jay trying to make deal after deal.”
The question now is whether to stay married while essentially living separate lives — becoming the Bill and Hillary of hip-hop — or publicly divorce. Ultimately, it will be about the brand. “There’s face-saving involved — they don’t want to be looked at like other celebrities out there,” says the source. “They are business people first, entertainers second. Husband and wife comes somewhere down the line

So there you have it... From somebody who may or may not know the horses mouth. It doesn't get more crystal clear than that!


Is Jay-Z and Beyoncé's relationship really a business arrangement?

(Source: Dlisted via Page Six)


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