Jay-Z And Beyonce Have 99 Problems And a Fan Attack Is One


Entertainment | By Julio Childress | August 26, 2018

When it comes to being famous, there are celebrities and then there are superstars. The difference is in sheer volume of love they get from the fans. A celebrity will get people's heads to turn. A superstar will get an entire crowd of thousands of people to follow every single word they say.

When you think of people at the superstar level, there are two people who indisputably come to mind. Those two people are actually married as well. I guess greatness attracts greatness. The two people I'm talking about are Jay-Z and Beyonce. Love them or hate them, no one can deny their fame.

Seeing as Jay-Z and Beyonce need bodyguards just to walk around on the street, it's no question that there is the constant threat of a fan taking it a little too far. That's exactly what happened at a recent show, where the fan came on stage and chased Jay-Z and Beyonce before being apprehended.

Wait, What Happened?

The odd event happened at a recent concert for Jay-Z and Beyonce's "On the Run II" tour. The show occurred on a Saturday night in Atlanta during the closing moments of the show. The performance was over, so Jay-Z and Beyonce were walking off the stage when one of the concert goers simply walked up the steps to the stage and began chasing the couple. To make the situation even more threatening, the fan was reportedly intoxicated.

The man wore a white jersey as he casually got onstage without anyone stopping him. Not even security was aware of the breach simply because of how surprising it was. Video was taken by other concert-goers which quickly spread all over social media. Watch the video we've included, and simply search some Jay-Z or Beyonce related hashtags on different social media to see all the angles.

If You Take a Swing at the King, You Best Not Miss

There's a famous quote, "If you take a swing at the king, you best not miss." That goes for the king of rap and the queen of everything. The man's intentions didn't seem to be to harm the couple, though you can't be too careful. According to the tour, the situation was quickly diffused and no one was injured, despite how awkward it was.

Both Jay-Z and Beyonce, together known as the Carters, have decided not to press any charged. The statement released by the tour said: "At the end of last night's show, we had an intoxicated male enter the stage. At this point, we had a controlled evacuation of all crew on the stage in order to safely defuse the situation. We are happy to confirm that nobody was hurt during the incident, and Mr. & Mrs. Carter are choosing not to press charges against the individual."

The Show Must Go On

The statement continued by saying: "We would like to thank the hard work of our tour security who effectively restrained the individual and all of our dancers and team who handled the situation so professionally. Mr. & Mrs. Carter look forward to seeing you all tomorrow in Atlanta." That's right, the Carters chose to continue the tour in Atlanta the next day. After all, the show must go on.

As you can imagine, the whole event was pretty strange for the people watching. Instagram users posted videos of the event saying things like "I guess this is when it happened but I don't see a fight," and another person gave their angle saying, "Another view of the drama..." What do you think? Would this make your concert-going experience better, or would you rather the show not have such a dark cloud hanging over it?

Did You Know...

I

When you fly by private jet charter, you experience travel comfort known only to those who know private jets. And nothing illustrates this luxury better than celebrity private jets. Stars with their own private aircraft fly fancy.

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John Travolta, the star of 70s cult movies like “Grease” and “Saturday Night Fever”, is not only one of the most famous Hollywood actors, but also one of the best celebrity pilots. John Travolta is a bonafide aviation enthusiast with five private planes total, which he parks on his front lawn. His most impressive aircraft is a customized Boeing 707-138 (as pictured above), a beast of a plane that he acquired in 1998 upon his promotion to an honorary pilot of Qantas, the Australian airline.

III

Oprah Winfrey’s production company HARPO bought her custom-built Global Express XRS VIP business jet to provide the media mogul and her associates with maximum aviation comfort. Oprah’s private jet features designer fixtures in the bathroom and galley, along with an exquisite all-leather interior. The aircraft was designed by Bombardier Aerospace to perform as a premier long-range business jet. Custom design allowed for an enhanced cabin layout with nine cushy leather seats, aesthetically-placed lighting, and additional luxury amenities. The jet cruises through the air at high speeds, made possible by two Rolls-Royce BR710 turbofan engines, which produce enough power to send HARPO clear across the map with only one refuel stop

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Tom Cruise played an elite naval fighter jet pilot in the blockbuster movie “Top Gun”, and he now indulges his real love for flying in his own Gulfstream IV, one of the finest celebrity private jets around. Cruise’s beautiful business jet accommodates up to 19 passengers, providing comfort and class with state-of-the-art furnishings and aircraft technology. The jet even automatically refreshes the air inside the cabin every two minutes. Designed by Gulfstream Aerospace, Cruise’s jet is powered by two Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engines, propelling the aircraft to a maximum altitude of 45,000 feet over a maximum range of 7,820 km, zipping through the air at speeds up to Mach 0.80.

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Mark Cuban, business mogul and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, landed himself in the Guinness Book of World Records for purchasing his Boeing 767-277 online in 1999, making “the largest single e-commerce transaction”. Cuban modified the jet with large, custom seats to give his team’s lengthy players plenty of room while flying.


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