By now everyone has seen the infamous exchange between Nicole Curran, the wife of the Golden State Warriors Owner and Jay Z and Beyonce.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé are courtside for Game 3 😎 pic.twitter.com/6mmJuN8Odn
— ESPN (@espn) June 6, 2019
According to ESPN Reporter Ramona Shelburne, Curran said Jay-Z asked for a vodka soda and she asked if he wanted a lime with that. But, as one would expect, it was very loud in the arena, so she leaned over so she could hear him better. Curran says she then got Jay-Z his drink and Beyoncé hers (she only wanted water).
“There was no hostility. I was trying to be a good hostess,” Curran told Shelburne. “I’ve never experienced cyberbullying like this. I can’t believe our players go through this. That kids go through this.”
She says she was forced to delete her Instagram page after getting death threats from crazed Beyoncé fans.
Just spoke to Nicole Curran, the wife of Warriors owner Joe Lacob, about the “incident “ with Beyoncé last night. She was in tears. Said she had been getting death threats on social media all night this morning she disabled her IG account just to make it stop.
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) June 6, 2019
Beyonce’s publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, subtly responded to the news in an Instagram post encouraging the Beyhive to show love “to every human.”
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I am looking back today at the start of The OTRII tour, one year ago. It was a place of joy, unimaginable entertainment from two of the best performers in the world, and a place of love. Every single day on that tour I saw love. Which is why I also want to speak here to the beautiful BeyHiVE. I know your love runs deep but that love has to be given to every human. It will bring no joy to the person you love so much if you spew hate in her name. We love you. 🐝 🐝 🐝