Jay Z and Beyonce were no-shows at Kim Kardashian’s and Kanye West’s over-the-top Italian nuptials in May. But only now do we know the reason why
The New York Post’s Page Six, the “Drunk in Love” singer, 32, wasn’t interested in being used by a Kardashian to try to climb into the realm of respectability.
“Beyonce wasn’t going to allow a Kardashian to socially climb her,” an insider told the column. “They are guarding like hell their status.”
But the international pop star wasn’t the only one throwing shade at the attention-seeking couple.
“Jay didn’t want Kanye with Kim- He thinks it’s bad for business,” the insider said of the frequent music collaborators, who toured the world together after releasing their joint 2011 album, Watch the Throne. “I think Jay lost a little respect for Kanye there.”
Beyonce had dreaded the thought of attending the lavish, made-for-reality TV wedding of her 44-year-old husband’s best friend.
“Jay and Beyoncé’s wedding was shrouded in secrecy and extreme lengths were made to make sure their wedding was an intimate affair for friends and family, only,” an insider told Radar in March. “This will be the complete opposite. She thinks it’s just tacky.”
Beyonce and Jay kept everyone guessing up until the last minute, then opted for a quiet weekend in New York’s Hamptons instead.