Well, it’s official. Beyonce and Jay Z decided NOT to attend Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding in Florence, Italy on May 24. HollywoodLife.com can EXCLUSIVELY tell you that they decided to forgo the wedding festivities to avoid being in the same place as Kim’s best friend, Rachel Roy.
Beyonce, 32, and Jay Z, 44, were not in attendance as Kim Kardashian, 33, and Kanye West, 36, professed their undying love to each other on May 24. The power couple opted for a beach weekend in the Hamptons to avoid a run-in with Kim’s BFF Rachel Roy, who was behind the jaw-dropping elevator confrontation between Solange Knowles and Jay Z, HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned.
Beyonce & Jay Z Bail On Kim Kardashian & Kanye West’s Wedding
Jay Z, one of Kanye’s closest friends, was not in attendance at his gorgeous wedding on Saturday, May 24 in Florence, Italy and we many were wondering if it had anything to do with Beyonce’s fight with Rachel Roy after the Met Ball on May 5. We’ve just learned that yes, that’s exactly why they weren’t there.
“They weren’t sure about all of the media attention and it possibly being filmed for the show [KUWTK], but after the fight with Rachel at the Met, they decided to lay low.”
The source also added: “Bey and Jay are working on their marriage.”
Beyonce & Rachel Fight At NYC’s Met Ball
In case you’re unsure what went down at the Met Ball between Beyonce and Rachel, here’s a refresher.
Beyonce, Solange Knowles and Rachel all “had words” with each other at NYC’s The Standard Hotel, after the Met Ball on May 5. Shortly after that, Jay Z, Beyonce, and her sister Solange, all got into an elevator to leave and Solange got into a massive and violent fight with Jay in the elevator. About a week later, the video surveillance footage was leaked and the family put out a statement saying they were moving forward.
But HollywoodLife.com was told at the time, that this fight had everything to do with Jay Z’s “too close” relationship with Rachel, his former business partner, Dame Dash‘s, ex-wife.
Kim’s wedding was always going to be super intimate, with just 100 people, and it always included her bestie, Rachel. Now we know that this could is the reason why Jay and Bey didn’t attend, because it would be too awkward. After all, the brawl happened just 19 days ago.
It turns out that Jay and his wife, Beyonce, thought spending their Memorial Day Weekend lounging on the beach in the Hamptons was much more important, Us Weekly is reporting.
Another insider also told us that this was not meant as a diss at Kimye.
“They wouldn’t mean it as a diss, they just don’t want to go and would rather stay home with Blue Ivy, prepare for their tour and just relax. A wedding like this would be a complete process that they really aren’t interested in getting involved in,” a source closet to the couple told us.
HollywoodLife.com has reached out to Jay Z, and Beyonce’s rep.
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— Lauren Cox, with reporting by Russ Weakland & Chloe Melas