Beyoncé and Jay Z have been recently dominating media headlines for the past few months. Ordinarily this type of publicity would be normal for the superstar songstress and rap mogul. However, a great deal of the publicity the husband and wife have been receiving has been quite negative. Rumors have swirled about the rapper’s alleged infidelity since his sister-in-law, Solange attacked him in an elevator at The Standard High Line hotel. The infamous viral video of the incident was leaked to TMZ and released on May 12. Presently new cheating rumors have surfaced regarding Jay Z. R&B singer Mya, recently took to social media to deny claims of any Beyoncé and Jay Z cheating rumors involving herself.
With their marriage reportedly nearing a divorce, neither Jay-z nor Beyoncé has come forward to address the rumors and allegations. Throughout the 12 year relationship the couple has managed to keep most details of their private life out of the tabloids. Jay-Z and Beyoncé, have gone out of their way to portray that the relationship is not on the “verge of divorce.” Five days after the release of the video, the pair attended a Brooklyn Nets Game. The dynamics duo is currently performing at their On The Run summer tour. Beyoncé drew up quite the stir when reports surfaced about her changing the lyrics to her song Resentment. A video of the diva can be viewed from a June 28 performance on the tour that took place in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The 17-time Grammy winner’s original song lyrics are: Been ridin’ with you for six years, but Beyoncé substituted the number six for 12. The couple has been together since 2002, leaving many fans to speculate that Beyoncé was referring to her relationship with the Roc Nation CEO. The triple threat entertainer added another line to the songs lyrics. “I gotta look at her in her eyes and see she’s had half of me,” the singer stated “She ain’t half of me. That bitch will never be.” The incident left the internet buzzing with rumors that the singer substantiated rumors of her husband’s infidelity and was calling him out. On July 2, She appeared to backtrack when she posted a picture with Jay Z and the happy looking couple’s daughter, Blue Ivy at a Brooklyn art exhibit.
The most recent rumors have alleged that Mya has been involved in an ongoing affair with Jay Z. There have even been reports that indicate the 19 time Grammy Award winning rapper and entrepreneur has been financing Mya since 1999. The 34-year-old singer/actress adamantly denied rumors that Jay Z has been cheating on Beyoncé with her. The singer took to social media in response to the claims, which she quickly wrote off as nothing more than unsubstantiated media frenzy. On her Instagram account the singer posted a picture of a statement about the chatter. “Never did, never was, never will. Illegitimate, thirsty sources with no facts.” The Case of the Ex singer went on to say that she respects marriage, has her own record label with adequate finances and that she takes care of herself.
Mya whose birth name is Maya Harris is an accomplished singer, songwriter, record producer,actress, and dancer. She rationalized the rumors by claiming that these sort of incidences are created for the purpose of publicity and ratings. She insinuated the media was to blame, stating “false rumors are crafted for ratings & numbers.” The singer was a prominent force in the music industry from the late 90’s into the early 2000’s. She took home two Grammy awards for her song Ghetto Supestar, in 1998 and in 2002 for her Lady Marmalade collaboration. The latter also featured female artists Pink, Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, and Missy Elliot. The singer collaborated with Jay Z on her 2000 single Best of Me Part II. In recent years the Washington DC native has shifted her career overseas, releasing multiple albums in Japan. She finished in second place on the television show Dancing With the Stars in 2009.
The Solange attack that saw the younger sister of Beyoncé kick and punch at the mellow rapper has spawned an enormous amount of criticism. However, other than a relatively generic press release statement little to no details about the cause of the incident have been revealed. The assumption from the media has primarily focused on cheating, but with neither Beyoncé nor Jay Z willing to come forward all one is left with is Mya’s denial of involvement. The inevitable truth has yet to come to the surface. For now the media and fans will likely continue to speculate off the couple’s gossip.
By Brandon Wright