Breaking: New Orleans Home of Beyonce and Jay-Z Catches Fire, Hard-Knocked Life For These Survivors (Seriously Though, Everyone OK?)

We all know Jay-Z likes to party, but this time his actual roof was on fire. Thankfully, unlike Beyoncé on a typical night out, it was only a one-alarm blaze.

The New Orleans mansion, a 13,292 square foot baroque beauty set in the city’s Garden District, went up in flames Wednesday night but thanks to the 22 firefighters who rushed to the scene, the blaze was magnificently doused within two hours.

The extent of the damage hasn’t been made public, but police did release a statement the following day calling the inferno the work of an arsonist after a suspicious person was reported hanging around the residence, (not to mention the gasoline can found in the kitchen along with the stack of books someone had stuffed into the oven).

Was it a simple book-burning that spiraled out of control or something more sinister?

Regardless, nobody was home at the time of the incident, as Beyoncé and Jay-Z own a few other humble abodes, including a $90 million Bel Air pad they swooped up earlier this year.

Interestingly, the power couple has remained mum on the fire. While they’ve never publicly admitted to owning the NOLA house, the deed links back to a company sharing the same address as Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment LLC. And with Solange rumored to be living in the French Quarter, all signs point to the stars trying to keep their NOLA estate under wraps (for obvious reasons – like some asshole trying to set fire to it).

The dynamic duo (who no one calls Bey-Z we just found it), has had a spate of property trouble lately. In March, one of Queen Bey’s storage units was robbed not once, but twice, with the thief making off with over $1 million in Bey candy. We don’t know if some Voodoo doctor put a hex on Jayoncé for not finishing their beignets, but we’re hoping these hard knocks get Jay-Z juiced up for his next album because the last one wasn’t exactly fire.

Cover Photo: Kevin Mazur (Getty Images)

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