A leaked footage of Solange attacking Jay-Z in an elevator in May, fuelled rumors that the relationship between Beyonce and Jay-Z was on the rocks.
A new report now suggests that the attack was due to the relationship Jay-Z has with his protege Rihanna.
A source told New York Post’s Page Six that Solange’s elevator outburst came after she concluded the rapper was planning to meet Rihanna later at a club without wife Beyonce. ‘Solange was like, “Enough is enough – you must be [screwing] Rihanna,”‘ the insider said.
They then added: ‘To many people who know them, they know it’s not out of the realm of possibility.’
Rihanna and Beyonce have had some sort of rivalry, with the Drunk In Love singer giving a somewhat cryptic response when asked about the Umbrella star back in 2011.
‘There is room on this earth for many queens. I have an authentic, God-given talent, drive, and longevity that will always separate me from everyone else,’ she told Complex magazine.
‘I’ve been fortunate to accomplish things that the younger generation of queen’s dream of accomplishing. I have no desire for anyone else’s throne. I am very comfortable in the throne I’ve been building for the past 15 years.’
Additional sources told the newspaper that it is not a matter of if but how Beyonce and Jay Z will split.
Currently the only time they spend together is on their joint On The Run tour where the newspaper alleges they are travelling with marriage counselors.
The Jay-Z and Beyonce brand is too big and the couple has more than their marriage to lose.
‘There’s face-saving involved – they don’t want to be looked at like other celebrities out there,’ the source said. ‘They are business people first, entertainers second. Husband and wife come somewhere down the line.’
Adding fuel to rumors of a split, recent pictures show Beyonce’s ‘IV’ tattoo on her ring finger, which signified her and her husband’s birth dates and their wedding date – has been lasered off.
Beyonce has also been changing and adding lyrics to songs on tour. On the track Resentment, instead of singing, ‘Been riding with you for six years,’ Beyonce deliberately tweaked the line to, ‘Been riding with you for 12 years,’ the time she and Jay Z have been dating.
The couple have been keeping to themselves, not commenting on the rumors that surround their marriage, but Beyonce has instead posted several images to her Instagram and Tumblr accounts showing the couple looking happy and enjoying days out with their two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Blue Ivy.