Yesterday's viral story of Beyoncé seemingly giving a woman the death stare for leaning over her to speak to Jay-Z during a Golden State Warriors basketball game has had serious repercussions. Nicole Curran, the wife of the Warriors' owner and woman in that video, revealed that she had gotten death threats from some of Beyoncé's Beyhive fans. And while Bey has not spoken out about the scandal, her publicist Yvette Noel-Schure has, pointing out that "it will bring no joy to the person you love so much if you spew hate in her name."
Before Noel-Schure posted her statement, Curran shared what actually happened to ESPN reporter Ramona Shelburne. "Just spoke to Nicole Curran, the wife of Warriors owner Joe Lacob, about the 'incident' with Beyoncé last night," Shelburne started in a series of tweets. "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."
Curran detailed to Shelburne what she was actually saying to Jay-Z. She was taking his drink order. "Curran says Jay Z asked for a vodka soda. She asked if he wanted lime with that. But it was loud in Oracle and she couldn’t hear, so she leaned over. That’s where the photos of Beyoncé looking askance at her come from," Shelburne wrote.
"Curran says she then went to go get them those drinks. 'There was no hostility. I was trying to be a good hostess,' she said. 'I’ve never experienced cyber bullying like this. I can’t believe our players go through this. That kids go through this,'" Shelburne finished.
Shortly after Curran shared her story, Noel-Schure broke her silence on Instagram. "I am looking back today at the start of The OTRII tour, one year ago," she started. "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. 🐝 🐝 🐝"
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