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Beyoncé and Jay-Z set relationship rumors straight at 2014 VMAs

Beyonce set the relationship rumors straight at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.
Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV

Beyoncé and Jay-Z headlines were sensationalized last week, with reports that Bey would set the record straight and announce the power couple’s divorce on Sunday night’s 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. And Beyoncé did clear the air in her signature classy way during her performance of “Mine,” and a medley of others, with the lyrics, which suggest to the media that, “We’re taking this a little too far,” as Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy watched from the audience.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s relationship issues came to the forefront after the infamous elevator brawl between Jay and Bey’s sister Solange back in May. Rumors ran rampant that Solange was merely defending her big sis from the reported wandering eye of Jay-Z. Reports alleged Rachel Roy and Rihanna had turned Mr. Carter’s head. As the summer droned on, tabloids went after two-year-old Blue Ivy’s hair, attacked the Carter’s relationship as simply a business partnership to promote the season’s tour, and has culminated with rags insisting a divorce is imminent, stating rumors would be set to rest at the 2014 MTV VMAs.

Jay-Z, 44, and Beyoncé, 32, have remained tightlipped over the gossip, with an occasional family photo posted on social media in Bey’s characteristic way to quash the rumors. Tina Knowles defended her daughter and son-in-law’s relationship when a TMZ cameraman caught up with Beyoncé’s mother to set the record straight with a sarcastic retort, “How kind of you to do that? Well you know, haters gonna be haters, and there’s nothing we can do about that. Everything is perfect.”

MTV cameras suspiciously avoided Beyoncé and Jay-Z during the VMAs, or vice-versa, prior to her stellar performance and acceptance of the 2014 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, except for a minute impersonation of Jay-Z by SNL star Jay Pharaoh. The couple was married 2008 and according to the video montage displayed during Queen Bey’s iconic performance, Jay-Z and Beyoncé will be “forever,” as tears rolled from her eyes. Hubby and baby then joined Beyoncé on stage to present her with the now historic Moonman, and Bey thanked them and said, "My beloved, I love you."