Beyoncé & Jay Z Split Reportedly Imminent Due To Rihanna Affair

Beyoncé & Jay Z are the most talked about celebrity couple at the moment as they find themselves embroiled in divorce rumors fueled by cheating allegations, among other things.

When Beyoncé's sister, Solange, was filmed back in May apparently slapping down Jay Z in an elevator over his plans to meet singer Rihanna at a club later that night, things weren't looking good for the couple.

The New York Post's Page Six reported recently that a source told them that Solange's elevator outburst occurred because she was upset that Jay Z was meeting Rihanna alone that night, without her sister.

The source said: "Solange was like, 'Enough is enough - you must be [screwing] Rihanna."

It even seems that Beyoncé might have been aware of the cheating rumors as she posted a picture to Instagram of her and Rihanna standing together at the Met Gala.

It's no secret that Rihanna and Beyoncé have been rivals for quite a while now. The latter is reported as saying to Complex magazine, in reference to Rihanna:

"There is room on this earth for many queens. I have an authentic, God-given talent, drive, and longevity that will always separate me from everyone else. I've been fortunate to accomplish things that the younger generation of queens dream of accomplishing. I have no desire for anyone else's throne. I am very comfortable in the throne I've been building for the past 15 years."
So, according to numerous reports, a Beyoncé & Jay Z Split is imminent, with some media outlets suggesting that the couple are waiting till the end of their On the Run tour -- which runs through mid-September -- before initiating divorce proceedings. There is, allegedly, around $100 million for grabs when the tour is completed.

The source continued to explain to the publication that, first and foremost, Beyoncé & Jay Z are business people: "There's face-saving involved - they don't want to be looked at like other celebrities out there. They are business people first, entertainers second. Husband and wife comes somewhere down the line," the source claimed.

To add to the speculation, recent pictures show that Beyonce's 'IV' tattoo on her ring finger, which represented her and Jay's birth dates, has been removed.

On top of that, some minor but significant lyric changes made by Beyoncé during her tour have also been very telling.

For example, when singing the song Resentment on stage, instead of saying: "Been riding with you for six years," Queen B deliberately changed the line to, "Been riding with you for 12 years," the time she and Jay Z have been a couple.

It remains to be seen what will be the outcome of the rumors relating to a Beyoncé & Jay Z split. No doubt, the media will be waiting eagerly in the wings for the next development in the ongoing Beyoncé & Jay Z saga.