Power couple, Jay Z and Beyoncé have been making divorce rumors seem like a thing of the distance past, recently. While whispers of a split swirled throughout the summer, and an alleged mistress adding to the reported scandal, the couple has been all smiles and showing PDA in recent outings. Now, finished with their uber popular On The Run Tour, Hov and B were recently spotted kicking it in Italy on vacation for Bey’s 33rd birthday. Once again, the couple seemed happier than a fat kid with cake as they cooled out in Portofino. Is everything now all good in the Carter camp?
Check out the some that were captured of their outing, above.
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The divorce rumors surrounding Jay Z and Beyonce have been coming in at a rampant pace, but the two have not spoken out publicly about it. Since they won’t talk, media outlets have been asking anyone available to give their take on the situation. Yesterday, TMZ cameras caught up with Akon and the singer gave an insightful look on the relationship.
“Their relationship has been more of a business to the outside world than an actual relationship,” said Akon. “To them, it may feel like a relationship, but the way it was presented to the world, it feels more corporate…I think they were trying to keep their relationship out of the public. When you’re a person of interest to the public, it’s almost impossible to do without speculation…If you don’t open up to the public, people will naturally speculate and those speculations may be completely opposite or wrong of what is actually happening.”
Akon also believes that the situation will only result in great music. “It’s going to make better music, believe it or not. Now they have more content to speak about because they’re not the only ones dealing with it. People are dealing with the exact same thing just on a much smaller scale.”
Until Hov and Bey speak on the rumors themselves, all the public can do is speculate. Props to Akon for providing actual insight instead of dragging them through the mud.
Despite rumors of divorce and poor ticket sales plus someone losing a chunk of their finger at a tour stop, Jay Z and Beyonce’s massive On The Run tour can only be considered a success. Billboard released an article today claiming that once the North American portion of the tour wraps up this week, ticket sales will amass over $100 million and will have sold more than 90 percent capacity with an attendance of over 850,000.
“These shows sold tremendously well at the end,” said VP of North American touring for Live Nation, Omar Al-Joulani. “We were able to sell-up limited-view and clean up production holds or other holds. It was a very successful tour, and we’re pleased to have that big gross number at the end.”
As Al-Joulani put it, “Everybody’s winning.”
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As rumors of a split between her and Jay have been abound for the last few weeks, Queen B downplays the hear-say and even acknowledges the now infamous elevator incident, crooning, “Of course, sometimes sh-t goes down when it’s a billion dollars on a elevator.” As usual, Nicki provides bars filled with estrogen laden braggadocio.
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Jay Z has taken on a world of a project. In coalition with headlining the Global Citizen Festival, Jay Z joins the Global Poverty Project in efforts to end world poverty.
Jay spoke on his association with the project stating, “I’m joining the 2014 Global Citizen Festival because I believe through actions, whether it be by raising awareness, getting involved or educating ourselves, the goal to end extreme poverty by 2030 is possible.”
The Global Citizen Festival will take place on September 27 in Manhattan’s Central Park. The Roots, Carrie Underwood, No Doubt, and Tiesto will also hit the stage.
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