It’s no secret how much love Beyoncé’s hive has for her, but it might’ve gone too far.
Earlier this week, after Bey and her husband Jay-Z were spotted sitting court side at Game 3 of the NBA Finals, where the Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors, an interaction with Warrior owner’s wife, Nicole Curran, went viral. Curran was seen speaking over Beyoncé, who appeared annoyed by the interaction.
Immediately, Curran’s social media comments were flooded with bee emojis, a stinging signal from the Beyhive. Curran told a reporter that she “was in tears” and also received death threats from the now-viral incident.
The superstar singer’s longtime publicist, Yvette Noel Schure, had a message for the Beyhive on the anniversary of Beyoncé and Jay kicking off their On The Run Tour II.
“I am looking back today at the start of The OTRII tour, one year ago. It was a place of joy, unimaginable entertainment from two of the best performers in the world, and a place of love,” she began in a lengthy caption. “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,” she wrote. “It will bring no joy to the person you love so much if you spew hate in her name. We love you.”
Curran, who is married to Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob, also wanted to clear up the incident, telling reporters that she was simply trying to be a good host to both Beyoncé and Jay-Z.
“Last night she says she asked if they wanted drinks. Beyoncé asked for water,” one reporter’s tweet read. “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,'” the tweet concluded.