Beyonce believed the rumours Jay Z hooked up with Rihanna while they were on a secret break, a new book claims.
In an unauthorized biography “Becoming Beyonce “by Celebrity journalist J. Randy Taraborrelli ,he alleges they started rowing over her ‘obsessive dedication’ to work back in 2005, three years before they got married.
�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.”The two broke up for a time during that year. She flat-out told him she needed a break.”
It was during their time apart that Jay allegedly hooked up with his protege Rihanna, who was 17 and signed to his label Def Jam.
A former member of Rihanna’s camp allegedly confessed to Taraborrelli that he made up the claims in order to kick-start the Barbadian beauty’s career as a pop star.
They may not have hooked up but the author claims Bey believed the gossip and ended up having trust issues when it came to Jay.
“Beyonce wasn’t sure she could trust Jay when it came to his adamant denials,” he writes. “She couldn’t help but be skeptical.”
The tension allegedly ended in a full-on row in New York at the rapper’s 40/40 club.
�All that was heard…was Rihanna’s name uttered several times, before Beyonce stood up and stormed off,” Taraborelli alleges.
They pair later got back together in 2006, as Beyonce is understood to have felt �lost” without her man, who she has now been with for 15 years.
But even after tying the knot, Taraborrelli claims it was a sore subject for Beyonce and the infamous lift incident with her sister Solange after the 2014 Met Gala was a result of a conversation about them attending a party hosted by RiRi.
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