It has been rumored many times that Rihanna and Jay Z was shacking up while he and wife Beyonce was on a secret break, but a new tell-all book alleges Bey believed it!
It has been rumored many times that Rihanna and Jay Z was shacking up when he and wife Beyonce were on a secret break, but a new tell-all book alleges Bey believed it!.
The book called Becoming Beyonce — written by celebrity journalist Randy J. Taraborrelli — claims the “Bitch Better Have My Money” singer once came between the power couple and caused them to split in 2005 — at the time, the Hip-Hop mogul felt Bey was more dedicated to her career than their marriage.
“[Jay Z] felt that [Beyonce] was too concerned with her [dedication to making music] and being overwhelmed by it… She also had a tendency to become moody and defensive when under great work pressure, and it had begun to drive a wedge between her and Jay,” he writes in his forthcoming, unauthorized biography, an excerpt obtained by Radar Online.
He continues, “The two broke up for a time during that year. She flat out told him she needed a break.”
It was around the same time Rihanna — only a teenager — was breaking into the music scene. Though the hookup was never confirmed, Beyoncé allegedly believed it.
“Beyoncé wasn’t sure she could trust Jay when it came to his adamant denials. She couldn’t help but be skeptical,” the author writes, adding that things became tense when the couple got in a fight at his 40/40 Club in NYC.
“All that was heard…was Rihanna’s name uttered several times, before Beyoncé stood up and stormed off.”
The two, however, reconciled the following year, but it has since been claimed that the infamous “Elevator Incident” occurred when Hov suggested the couple attend a Met Gala after-party hosted by 27-year-old Rihanna.