Woman receives death threats from Beyoncé fans for speaking to Jay-Z
What on earth is wrong with people?
Beyoncé's publicist has been forced to comment after fans of a musician began sending death threats to a woman who spoke to Jay-Z in front of her.
Social media had a vicious reaction when a clip appeared to show Beyoncé making a grim face when Nicole Curran, the wife of Joe Lacob - owner of the NBA's Golden State Warriors - spoke to her rapper husband as they sat court-side at a Warriors game.
Curran has said that she was simply asking the couple what they wanted to drink.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé are courtside for Game 3 😎 pic.twitter.com/6mmJuN8Odn
— ESPN (@espn) June 6, 2019
In an Instagram post, Yvette Noel Schure, a spokesperson for Beyoncé, bid for peace:
"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."
Ramona Shelburne, a journalist for ESPN, has reported that Nicole Curran has received death threats from Beyoncé's fans.
"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.
"Curran says Jay Z asked for a vodka soda. She asked if he wanted lime with that. But it was loud in Oracle and she couldn’t hear, so she leaned over. That’s where the photos of Beyoncé looking askance at her come from.
"Curran says she then went to go get them those drinks. 'There was no hostility. I was trying to be a good hostess,' she said. 'I’ve never experienced cyber bullying like this. I can’t believe our players go through this. That kids go through this.'"
Curran said she had no idea anything was even amiss until she got home and started seeing texts from friends and checked her social media. She’s invited Jay Z and Beyoncé to the game 3-4 times before. Last night she says she asked if they wanted drinks. Beyoncé asked for water
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) June 6, 2019