A guy named J. Randy Taraborrelli wrote a book called “Becoming Beyonce” where he talked about Jay-Z having a rumored fling with Rihanna when she was only 17-years-old. The author said that the rumors that he cheated on Bey were all engineered by a publicist in order to get Rihanna’s song “Pon De Replay” on the radio.
He revealed, “It was total fiction. Beyonce didn’t know what to make of this, and it actually ended up breaking them up for a time. They spent maybe a year apart from each other because Beyonce just wasn’t sure of what to make of the situation with Rihanna. It’s safe to say that Rihanna and Beyonce are friends.”
In addition, Rihanna might’ve been a bit to blame for Jay-Z’s elevator fight with Bey’s sister Solange in 2014. The author said, “People told me that there was a whispered argument that night having to do with Jay wanting to go to a party for Rihanna. Beyonce did what Beyonce does. She laid down the law…it was a whispered married couple’s argument that would’ve gone by completely unnoticed had not Solange overheard it.”
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