What started literally as fun and games has devolved into tears and death threats. While sitting court side last night (June 5, 2019) at game three of the NBA finals, wife of the Warriors’ owner, Nicole Curran, leaned over Beyoncé in an exchange with Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter.
The Beyhive erupted over what it perceived was an inappropriate invasion of their queen’s space and proceeded to fill her Instagram feed with bee emojis. Beyoncé this morning appeared to co-sign the take down when she posted a video and photograph on Instagram this morning that cropped out Nicole Curran.
Curran at first turned off the comments on her feed and then deactivated the account. Today she spoke on the incident via ESPN reporter, Ramona Shelburne who had a phone conversation with her.
Shelburne wrote on Twitter, “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.
“Curran said she had no idea anything was even amiss until she got home and started seeing texts from friends and checked her social media. She’s invited Jay Z and Beyoncé to the game 3-4 times before. Last night she says she asked if they wanted drinks. Beyoncé asked for water.
“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. 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.'”
Check out the video below. Watch closely and you can see Jay say, “Vodka umm with soda” to which Curran responds, “Lime?”