The wife of Golden State Warriors owner says that a viral exchange from earlier this week between her, Jay Z and Beyoncé resulted in online bullying and death threats.
Nicole Curran, who is married Joe Lacob, spoke to ESPN about the moment earlier this week in which she leaned over to talk to Jay-Z — prompting Beyoncé to look down and stop smiling during the courtside exchange.
Curran she says she was just being a good host to her NBA Finals guests and asking Jay-Z what he wanted to drink. After the clip when viral, Curran said she received death threats.
“There was no hostility, I was trying to be a good hostess,” she told ESPN. “I’ve never experienced cyber bullying like this. I can’t believe our players go through this. That kids go through this.”
Beyonce’s team is intent on stopping the bullying as well. Her publicist Yvette Noel-Schure posted a message on Instagram that seemed to reference the incident.
Noel-Schure posted a loving photo of Bey and Jay taken during the On the Run II tour and wrote, in part, “Every single day on that tour I saw love, which is why I also want to speak here to the beautiful BeyHiVE… It will bring no joy to the person you love so much if you spew hate in her name. We love you.”
Although Bey didn’t comment on the incident, the singer did take time to show love on Instagram to her good friend, director Melina Matsoukas, to whom she presented an award at Thursday night’s AFI Gala.
“Melina, I’m so proud of you my sister. Love you deep,” she wrote of Matsoukas, who directed many of Bey’s videos, including “Formation.”
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