Here we go — Beyoncé has finally made a statement in regards to the cheating allegations. No, we aren’t talking about the group statement made after Solange Knowles fought Jay Z in an elevator. Unlike a natural press release, this statement speaks volumes, and it all went down during the duo’s concert in Ohio over the weekend.
Beyoncé And Jay Z are currently promoting their respective albums, and their relationship, on their co-headlining tour On The Run. The only thing they seem to be on the run from is their relationship. While the couple has always remained a very private duo, Beyoncé kind of let the cat out of the bag and confirmed those cheating allegations when she performed the track “Resentment.”
According to The Mirror, who obtained video of the revealing moment, Beyoncé set out on stage sans Jay Z to sing the track. The song details the story of a woman whose partner does the unthinkable and cheats on her. Now, we can chalk this up to the fact that not all songs are autobiographical, but we think this is a case of life imitating art.
Take for example the original lyrics to the song, which are significantly tamer than what Beyoncé was singing during her Ohio concert.
I’ll always remember feeling like I was no good / Like I couldn’t do it for you like your mistress could
Been ridin’ with you for six years […] I gotta look at her in her eyes and see she’s had half of me.
Instead of those lyrics, Beyoncé decided to add a very colorful and telling change to the performance. She also included the number of years she and Jay have been together.
I’ll always remember feeling like I was no good / Like I couldn’t do it for you like that wack b—h could
Been ridin’ with you for twelve years […] I gotta look at her in her eyes and see she’s had half of me. She ain’t even half of me. That b—h will never be.
Call it whatever you want, spilling tea or snatching wigs, Beyoncé definitely wasn’t having it. Jay Z was rumored to have an affair with his ex-business partner’s ex, Rachel Roy, who worked with Jay Z and her ex Damon Dash at Rocawear.
This pretty much lines up with our previous report that the couple is only sharing the stage on tour, and that’s about it. As we reported, a source told Grazia magazine that the two are definitely not doing the tour to keep the family together, but their image, which went up in flames when Solange attacked Jay Z in the elevator after the Met Ball.
“They’ve both been dreading the tour. Canceling wasn’t an option, so on the surface it’s going to be business as usual, but they’re both struggling with trust issues after the spate of cheating allegations. Jay’s given Beyonce unlimited access to his texts and emails to try and keep the peace, but a lot of their communication will be through assistants.”
Looks like we’ll have to wait and see what happens with hip hop’s most powerful couple.
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