Jay Z and Beyonce are hip-hop royalty, complete with their little princess, Blue Ivy Carter — so when reports arose this weekend that he'd cheated on Queen B with another woman, fans were shocked and disappointed.
Now, the "other woman," rapper and model Liv, is speaking out exclusively to RadarOnline.com to clarify exactly what went down between her and Jay Z revealing, "We had a wonderful connection."
Liv claims she first met Jay at a Budweiser commercial shoot back in 2008, in Miami shortly before he and Beyonce got married.
"I was on the set hanging out with my sister and he sat right next to me," she tells Radar. "He literally moved his chair from next to the director's next to mine."
She insists, "He was nothing but a gentleman. It was one of those things where we really connected. We talked, and left each other on that note."
"Then one of his bodyguards approached me and said, 'Jay wants your number. He's gonna call you when he's back in town,'" Liv claims.
"I was like, that's so wrong. One, that's really immature to send the bodyguard to get my number. Two, I'm not somebody that would just get a call when he's in town."
She continues, "I wasn't going to disrespect B like that."
"I was hoping that maybe we could meet up at the studios or something," she explains.
"In my mind, I was hoping for so much more than just a hookup. It was like, that was so personal and not about business at all. I was like, I get it. It started and ended there."
But a few months later, Liv says, she ran into Jay Z again at Nobu in Miami.
"He was there eating with some people, not Beyonce and I was there eating, and we both left our tables and met up in the corridor," she says.
"He was still friendly, still the same. He was like 'this time we are definitely exchanging numbers.'"
While the two were talking, Liv says Beyonce's sister Solange got suspicious. "She walked past and kind of peeped the whole thing, stared me down, like 'you see me right?'" Liv says. "But like I said, I wasn't trying to come on to him at all."
"It was a brief conversation," she says. "He was just like, 'We are going to stay in touch.' It was like, we connected this time, let's do it right."
"I thought, 'Ok, this time he's going to take me seriously,' so I gave him my number and took information," she says. "I sent him an email about my music and I never got a response, so I was like, okay, I get it. We never kept in touch but we had a wonderful connection."