Once the dust settled after today's big OTRII announcement, it started to hit home: this is NOT just a Beyoncé tour. The Beyhive shuffled into formation accordingly to express their disappointment, because although they're getting extra Beyoncé this year, it comes with a heavy side of Jay-Z.
Which should all be well and fine. Jay-Z is, clearly, an excellent artist, Beyoncé's muse and recently released a flawless album, 4:44. However, it was on that last LP where he revealed — and apologized — to Bey for his indiscretions, admitting the cheating allegations first alluded to via a post-Met Ball elevator fight and, of course, on Lemonade, were accurate.
While it seems Beyoncé was ready to forgive and forget, that's been a much harder pill to swallow for her loyal fanbase. It might also be the case that in a venn diagram of the couple's followings, there are only very few in the middle supporting both camps. Taking to Twitter to express their disappointment with a Jay double billing, the Beyhive did not hold back.
i’m happy Beyoncé is going on tour but why she gotta let jay z tag along #OTRII https://t.co/prCYsC3hMW— Blair Waldorf (@Blair Waldorf) 1520865241.0
#OTR2 Beyonce: “Thank you! Please, give a round of applause to mah husband!” #OTRII BeyHive: https://t.co/D6GYfJcYTs— David (@David) 1520867244.0
the gays leaving the #OTRII tour after beyoncé’s set ends + jay z’s starts https://t.co/WvxLgOjcxL— ً (@ً) 1520868380.0
I wanted a solo Beyoncé tour… https://t.co/7Q7cWpmDKD— Johnny Boy 🧚🏽♂️✨ (@Johnny Boy 🧚🏽♂️✨) 1520868858.0
Beyoncé is the girl you make plans with, and then she brings her man on the day. https://t.co/tFtJ8fx21V— Gugulethu Mhlungu (@Gugulethu Mhlungu) 1520867247.0
me at the #OTRII tour when beyoncé leaves the stage for a costume change and j*y z comes on https://t.co/8wzF99HeK9— emmguy (@emmguy) 1520863805.0
When a Beyoncé song transitions to Jay Z during #OTRII https://t.co/DQUtc5ga8a— The Gay Burn Book (@The Gay Burn Book) 1520875039.0
and i still haven’t heard 4:44 https://t.co/5OtU98lS5J— Blair Waldorf (@Blair Waldorf) 1520865309.0
Beyoncé carried this shoot like she carrying their entire marriage https://t.co/C0I0avn2mj— 'Red' (@'Red') 1520867696.0
Yikes!! But still...
Beyoncé and JAY-Z's #OTRII Tour could do double the gross their 2014 tour did. 💰 https://t.co/boRnA3NgKz https://t.co/uLL7Hkm8UB— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BEYONCÉ LEGION) 1520874365.0
Regardless, you know you're going to buy tickets.
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