Could Beyoncé and Jay Z really be splitting up? A new report claims a breakup of hip hop’s most powerful couple is imminent. In fact, one source believes their relationship has always been more about business than true love.
“There’s still something there, even though it’s not going to last,” the insider told Page Six of Jay Z and Beyoncé. “Business is always part of the equation. They know they’re the king and queen of hip-hop — and really, all of music. Neither wants to lose that.”
The same source believes the only question is whether Beyoncé and Jay Z will actually file for divorce or just split up privately and maintain a united front in public.
“There’s face-saving involved — they don’t want to be looked at like other celebrities out there,” the Page Six source concluded. “They are business people first, entertainers second. Husband and wife comes somewhere down the line.”
But this business is the reason Beyoncé and Jay Z likely will not split up anytime soon. The net worth ramifications alone are reason enough for them to stay together.
Still, this does not mean there aren’t problems in Beyoncé and Jay Z’s marriage. The couple is reportedly employing marriage counselors during their On The Run tour, but Jay is reportedly spending more time making phone deals than working on his relationship.
And Jay Z has also been the subject of cheating rumors for years. The rapper has been linked to stars like Rihanna, Rita Ora, and Mya. Both Ora and Mya have denied the affair rumors, but not everyone is convinced. The Page Six source claimed Jay’s infamous elevator fight with Beyoncé’s sister, Solange, came after the rapper’s sister-in-law questioned his relationship with Rihanna.
“Solange was like, ‘Enough is enough — you must be [screwing] Rihanna,’” the source continued. “To many people who know them, they know it’s not out of the realm of possibility.”
Beyoncé only added to the Jay Z cheating rumors when she mysteriously changed the lyrics to her song “Resentment” during a concert earlier this month. The tune, which centers around a cheating man, usually features the lyrics, “ Like I couldn’t do it for you like your mistress could/Been ridin’ with you for six years.” So when Beyoncé changed “mistress” to “wack b---h” and “six years” to “12 years,” the amount of time she has been with Jay Z, many interpreted this as a public slam of her husband.
Watch Beyoncé possibly call out Jay Z during her “Resentment” performance.
“She’s heard all the rumors about Jay fooling around, and she can’t take it anymore,” a source said of Beyoncé. “The romance is over. ... She and Jay have always had huge blow-ups where he leaves furious. They fight about everything, but cheating and jealousy have always been the big issues. Their relationship is volatile.”
Despite all these Beyoncé-Jay Z divorce reports, the couple is doing all it can to maintain a united front. Beyoncé in particular keeps posting adorable Instagram photos of her family, and the two have consistently shown PDA during their concerts. They even got together with Solange for a New Orleans dinner last week.
So if Beyoncé and Jay Z are having marriage problems, they certainly do not want anyone to know about it. And no matter how much drama goes on behind the scenes, these stars they will do everything they can to keep their marriage intact publicly for the sake of their music careers and net worths.