Jay Z And Beyonce Split In 2005 Because Of Rihanna

“A 27-year old Beyonce or a 17-year old Rihanna? Not today, Satan. Not today.” – Jay Z

According to a shocking new tell-all, Becoming Beyonce, by celebrity journalist J. Randy Taraborrelli, the “Drunk In Love” singer, 34, and her longtime love, 45, began fighting over her obsessive dedication to work in 2005. “He felt that she was too concerned with [work] and overwhelmed by it…She also had a tendency to become moody and defensive when under great work pressure, and it had begun to drive a wedge between her and Jay,” Taraborrelli writes in his unauthorized biography, available on October 27. “The two broke up for a time during that year. She flat-out told him she needed a break.”

“Need a break”? Friends taught us that that means.

During their secret time apart, rumors swirled that the rapper had begun romancing a stunning up-and-coming singer: Rihanna, then just 17 years old. A former member of Rihanna’s camp confessed to Taraborrelli that he made up the scandalous stories in order to attract attention to the teen’s career. Though the hot hook-up may not have been true, the author claims Beyonce believed the gossip. “Beyonce wasn’t sure she could trust Jay when it came to his adamant denials,” he writes. “She couldn’t help but be skeptical.” “All that was heard…was Rihanna’s name uttered several times, before Beyonce stood up and stormed off,” Taraborelli alleges. Jay eventually won her back in 2006, as Beyonce felt “lost” without her man. But Rihanna would remain a sore subject in the couple’s relationship, even for years after their 2008 wedding.

And by “would remain a sore subject” they mean one time in 2014 Jay Z briefly mentioned A MET Gala party hosted by Rihanna then Solange Knowles immediately went to his fucking head and Sparta kicked him in an elevator.  I’m not saying Chris Brown was paid by Beyonce, but Beyonce does have a lot of money.