An new unauthorised biography about Beyonce’s life has been released, and some explosive claims along with it!

The book, Becoming Beyonce: The Untold Story, by J Randy Taraborrelli has claimed that the power couple, Beyonce and Jay Z split for a year in 2005 around the time Jay scouted Rihanna.

According to the book, the pair – who started dating in 2000 – split amid rumours the rapper was having an affair with the then 17-year-old Pon De Replay singer.

Although, the rumours were allegedly spread by Rihanna’s PR team to boost her profile, but Beyonce “wasn’t sure what to make of the situation”.

It has also led many to believe that the infamous elevator fight between Jay Z and Beyonce’s sister Solange in May 2014 had Rihanna as the root of their dispute.

“They spent maybe a year apart from each other because Beyoncé just wasn’t sure of what to make of the situation with Rihanna.”


“It’s safe to say that Rihanna and Beyoncé are friends,” he added.

According to the author’s theory, the split would have been around 2005, when Pon De Replay was released.

At that time Jay Z was 35, Beyoncé 24, and Rihanna 17.

It would have been only five years after an 18-year-old Beyoncé appeared on I Got That by Jay Z protegé Amil in 2000.

The pair have not responded to the rumours, but do have a three-year-old daughter Blue Ivy together.


Source: Daily Mail

Photos: Getty

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