The r’n’b queen is thinking over the possibility to acquire at a $21.5 million Chelsea penthouse. Her move supposedly was triggered after a videotaped elevator smackdown involving Bey’s sister, Solange Knowles, and Jay-Z, and amid growing rumors of an upcoming breakup, sources familiar with the matter revealed to reporters.
“She was very quiet, as if she was looking on the sly,” an insider said.
Fueling the notion that Beyoncé is not shopping for both of them is the fact that Jay Z has always been extremely involved in their real estate deals, sources said, adding that Jay didn’t appear at the shopping.
Beyonce’s unfaithful pair also would be loath to leave their current posh Tribeca pad.
Noting that the couple’s 8,309-square-foot Tribeca crib is more than twice the size of the 4,045-square-foot West 19th Street pad Bey was looking at, the source added, “I can say with certainty that Jay is not downsizing.”
There’re also some speculations that the new home is for Beyoncé and their 2-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy. “There’s no way a $20 million apartment is for her mother or her sister. That would be wildly unlikely,’’ the source said.
As it was reported Sunday, insiders are sure that it’s not a question of if the power couple will split but when.
“Knowing them as I do, obviously there’s a little something to certain rumors,” one more source admits. “When your man or your woman isn’t getting it done for you, and I’m talking emotionally, not necessarily sexually … they keep things quiet.” Not for much longer.
The source went on, adding that Solange’s elevator behaviour came after she concluded the rapper was planning to meet Rihanna later at a club without wife Beyonce. ‘Solange was like, “Enough is enough – you must be [screwing] Rihanna,”‘ the insider said, adding: “To many people who know them, they know it’s not out of the realm of possibility.”
Rihanna and Beyonce have been always considered as rivals, with the ‘I Was Here’ singer giving a somewhat cryptic response when asked about the Barbados-born star back in 2011.
“There is room on this earth for many queens. I have an authentic, God-given talent, drive, and longevity that will always separate me from everyone else,” she told reporters once.
“I’ve been fortunate to accomplish things that the younger generation of queens dream of accomplishing. I have no desire for anyone else’s throne. I am very comfortable in the throne I’ve been building for the past 15 years.”
Meanwhile, another source revealed to the media that it is not a matter of if but how Beyonce and Jay Z will split. Currently the only time they spend together is on their joint On The Run tour where the newspaper alleges they are travelling with marriage counsellors.