Beyoncé & Jay-Z may not even complete their On the Run tour, slated to run through mid-September, due to the serious breakdown of their relationship. And that is in spite of the fact there is around $100 million at stake.
According to a report from The New York Post last Saturday, concert promoter Live Nation, HBO, and at least four lawyers attended an emergency meeting Thursday to address the marriage issues between the couple.
Even though the concert executives wanted to release a statement, this was not possible as Beyoncé & Jay-Z couldn’t agree on the wording.
It is now being suggested that things between the couple are so bad that they may not complete their joint tour. A source told the Post, “This may not make it to San Francisco. I’m definitely not sure that they’ll make it to Paris.”
The source pointed out that there’s a lot of cash at stake here. HBO plans to broadcast a special on the couple in September. “There are lawyers who have now joined the tour, and they’re not here just to see them perform. They are here to help hash things out,” the source said.
According to the report, Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino and HBO chief Richard Plepler wanted the meeting before “this becomes a public-relations nightmare. Rapino is pissed that everything is so out in the open and things are so heated,” the source said.
Apparently, things have reached such a low between Beyoncé & Jay-Z that, while on tour, they are residing in different hotel rooms. “They’re not just staying in different hotel rooms, but they have booked separate hotels, and they arrive separately to each show,” the insider revealed.
Even though Jay’s “controlling ways” are the source of the blame for the conflict, the source said Jay-Z doesn’t want Bey playing the victim as Jay feels he is justified:
“They’ve had discussions lately about the inevitable sit-down interview when they finally do split, and Jay’s been adamant that he doesn’t want Beyoncé sitting down with Barbara Walters or Oprah Winfrey pretending to be the victim,” the source said.
It remains to be seen if and when Beyoncé & Jay-Z will divorce, and whether or not they will wait until the end of their tour, They have to bear in mind the huge amount of money at stake before announcing any split.
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