It's a question many have been wondering, especially since the elevator incident: are Jay Z and Beyonce splitting up? Here, I'll break down everything surrounding the billionaire couple, rumors, speculation, and fans included, so you can become the resident Jay Z and Beyonce expert at your next family party/company event/watercooler conversation.
The Elevator Incident
This is really what started the whole 'Jay/Bey are done' rumors. It happened back in May, when some security footage leaked from a Met Gala after-party. There's no audio in the video, but it clearly showed Jay Z, Beyonce, and Solange (Beyonce's sister) on an elevator. Solange was yelling, and then she went after Jay Z. Theories behind why the bizarre 'incident' took place include:
1.) Jay Z cheated on Beyonce with Rihanna.
2.) Jay Z cheated on Beyonce with Rachel Roy.
3.) Jay Z was with Rachel Roy back in the day, and bragged about it the night of the Met Gala.
4.) Jay Z disrespected Beyonce in some way, cheating or otherwise, and Solange was sticking up for her.
5.) Solange's behavior that night is normal for her.
6.) Blue Ivy is actually Solange's daughter and now she wants custody?
7.) Solange's kid is actually Jay Z's and she's tired of hiding it?
8.) Solange and Jay Z were arguing over something Illuminati-related?
As you can see, things start to get weird, fast. This doesn't even include the joke theories! That said, all we officially know is what the three of them have said — essentially nothing.
Yet that hasn't stopped rumors from circulating that Jay Z and Beyonce are definitely, probably, maybe going to break up, separate, renew their vows, have another kid, or divorce soon, in the future, or never.