For the last couple of days the internet has been buzzing about Beyoncé. Just a regular weekly occurrence, you might think. But this time it’s not about her music, her child, her clothes or any of the other reasons she usually gets internet love. It’s all about a look she supposedly gave another woman at a basketball game.
The “incident” in question led to the lady – Nicole Curran, wife of Golden State Warriors owner Joseph Lacob – receiving death threats on social media and deleting her Instagram account.
While Bey has remained quiet on what happened, her publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, did have something to say – and it was a scold of sorts.
She wrote on an Instagram post, “I am looking back today at the start of The OTRII tour, one year ago. It was a place of joy, unimaginable entertainment from two of the best performers in the world, and a place of love.
Every single day on that tour I saw love. Which is why I also want to speak here to the beautiful BeyHiVE. I know your love runs deep but that love has to be given to every human. It will bring no joy to the person you love so much if you spew hate in her name. We love you. 🐝 🐝 🐝”
So what inflamed the Beyhive exactly? Well, they took exception to Curran talking to Jay-Z across the Lemonade singer, even though by all accounts the conversation was completely banal (the musical couple were actually Lacob’s guests and Curran was offering them a drink).
In fact Curran’s side of things was only brought to light when ESPN reporter Ramona Sherburne reported it on her Twitter account. Saying, that Curran was “in tears” when she realised what was happening.
Just spoke to Nicole Curran, the wife of Warriors owner Joe Lacob, about the “incident “ with Beyoncé last night. She was in tears. Said she had been getting death threats on social media all night this morning she disabled her IG account just to make it stop.
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) June 6, 2019
If the social media hate doesn’t calm down, will Bey herself have to step in? Watch this space.