Fans wondered if Destiny’s Child’s Destiny’s Child icon was unintentionally attracting drama when high-profile disasters occur at her glittering events.
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There is a conspiracy theory that Beyonce is cursed by violent and awkward incidents.
The 40-year-old music icon was an Oscar nominee herself on Sunday night as she was up for the Best Song award for her song, Be Alive, from the film King Richard – although she sadly lost out to Billie Eilish who won for her Bond theme, No Time To Die.
Beyonce might not have been called up to collect a prize on Sunday night, but she was able to watch the drama unfold when Will Smith punched Chris Rock in the face for making a joke regarding his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
The world’s cameras captured Beyonce and her 52-year-old husband Jay-Z ’s very different reactions as they watched on as Will returned to his chair to scream “Keep my wife’s name out your f***ing mouth!”
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Fans took to social media after noticing Bey and Jay’s reaction – with many considering the chart topping star could be cursed when it comes to awards shows as she been present for a string of high-profile dramas.
One fan posted a picture on Twitter: “Imagine being Beyonce and having a front row seat to Solange beating up her husband in an elevator, Kanye vs Taylor Swift, Lil Mama jumping on the stage at the VMAs and Chris Rock getting slapped.”
Another user wrote the following: “Beyonce is living for the messiness and Jay having PTSD flashbacks of Solange in that elevator.”
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One other person, who addressed the Will-vs. Chris smackdown tweeted: “Why are y’all saying ‘not in front of Beyonce’ like she didn’t watch Solange beat up Jay in an elevator.”
The exchanges highlighted a range of headline-making pop culture moments – along with Sunday night’s now infamous spat between Will and Chris.
Back in 2014, eyebrows were raised when footage emerged from an elevator showing Beyonce’s younger sister, Solange, launching a furious and physical attack on Jay-Z following the MET Gala.
The vicious outburst prompted many to question what could have possibly happened to provoke Solange to lash out at her brother-in-law – while Beyonce stood by and did nothing to intervene.
Prior to this, in 2009, rapper Lil Mama invaded the MTV EMAs stage while Jay and Alicia Keys were performing – after Beyonce reportedly desperately tried to hold her back, but to no avail.
During the same ceremony, Kanye West stole Taylor Swift’s thunder when she was awarded the Video Vanguard Award as he stole the microphone to declare: “I’m really happy for you and I’mma let you finish but Beyonce has had one of the best videos of all time!”
Cameras panned to a very awkward looking Beyonce who cringed as Kanye sabotaged Taylor’s moment.
Sunday night saw more drama for Beyonce and Jay-Z as the billionaire rap star hosted a post-Oscars party at the Chateau Marmont – only for an army of angry protestors to gather outside, creating a picket line that A List stars had to fight through to get to the event.
The protest was in relation to alleged workers rights infringements aimed at the owners of the infamous hotel – and not directed at Jay-Z himself in any way.
Meanwhile, when it comes to acts of violence, apparently Jay is a big fan – as long as he is not the victim of the drama.
After Will’s slap on Chris caused furore at Oscars, footage surfaced showing King Richard discussing an earlier violent incident.
Star had previously been caught on red carpet with Vitalii Seseliuk, a notorious red-carpet prankster. He tried to kiss the American actor while he was at the Moscow premiere Men in Black 3 in 2012.
Discussion of the incident Tidal Podcast in 2018.Will claimed Jay-Z said it to him: “I just saw the video of you slapping the dude in Russia, I just want you to know you’ll never make a better piece of entertainment. It’s the funniest thing I’ve ever seen.
“Me and B, we got a show tonight, but we thinking about canceling and just staying in and just watching you slap this dude.”
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