Beyoncé & Jay Z Reportedly Split for a Year Over Rumored Rihanna Affair

By Johnny Lopez


Hold on to your weaves, Beyhive!

A new Beyoncé tell-all book claims Queen B and Jay Z once split for a year over false rumors he was having an affair with Rihanna. Drop the mic!

The alleged infidelity is just one of many scandalous reports in the new unauthorized biography Becoming Beyonce: The Untold Story by J. Randy Taraborreli.

According to the book, romance rumors between Jay Z and RiRi were started in 2005 by a publicist to get the then 17-year-old's first single "Pon de Replay" airplay.

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Despite the fact that nothing unprofessional happened between the "99 Problems" rapper and the pop princess, Beyoncé was not having any of it and allegedly walked away from Jay Z.

"Beyoncé didn't know what to make of this, and it actually ended up breaking them up for a time," Taraborrelli told Entertainment Tonight. "They spent maybe a year apart from each other because Beyoncé just wasn't sure of what to make of the situation with Rihanna."

Luckily they were able to make amends and eventually married in 2008.

In another explosive claim, the author says he heard from multiple sources that the infamous 2014 elevator incident involving Jay Z and Bey's sister Solange stemmed from the "Single Ladies" singer forbidding her husband from attending a party hosted by Rihanna. #badblood

Recently, all three music icons appeared on great terms while sharing the stage at the launch of their music streaming service TIDAL in March.

It should be noted that none of these juicy reports have been confirmed or denied by Beyoncé, Jay Z or Rihanna.

But fans who can't just get enough, can read more about the claims when the unauthorized biography comes out on October 27.

image credit: Hachette Book Group


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