After years of alleged affairs by her hip hop mogul husband, Beyonce is officially planning her divorce announcement from Jay Z, ending their seven year union!
Fans expected an on-stage appearance at the Made In America Festival when it came time for for Jay Z's rap verse in Beyonce's hit song "Drunk In Love," but instead, the married couple did not even feign wedded bliss. After years of suspected infidelity by the father of her three-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, Beyonce has reportedly had it with the entire phony charade. "It's dead," an insider told In Touch. "Bey is sick of keeping up the ruse of happiness, and she's done."
So done, in fact, that she has not granted a single interview in the past 18 months -- or just before her sister Solange had her notorious elevator outburst in which she attacked Jay Z as Beyonce looked on stoically. "It's like she's on lockdown and doesn't want to be asked about her marriage or why she and Jay haven't had another child after Blue Ivy," the insider shared. "But in private, she's already told friends and family that she's moving forward with her life. She'll soon make a public announcement that their marriage is over."
Rumors have swirled for years that Jay-Z has been cheating on Queen Bey with everyone from Rihanna, to Rachel Roy, to Rita Ora, who has vehemently denied having a fling with the rapper. The decision to finally divorce comes weeks after the couple allegedly had a huge blowup leading up to the MTV Video Music Awards. "Earlier this summer, Bey found some suspicious texts on Jay's phone that led her to believe he was having a secret flirtatious communication with one of his female proteges," a source told In Touch. Beyonce's been on high alert for some time and took her new suspicions to one of Jay Z's right hand men, who told her she needed to take that up with her husband. To Bey, that was a confirmation of her worst suspicions and fears."
Then, In Touch reports, things came to a head when Jay Z asked Beyonce to come with him to the VMA's as a "show of public solidarity." Unable to conceal her disdain, she let her husband know what was on her mind. "She couldn't figure out why Jay would want to go when they're at a point where they can barely stand to look at each other. She made a comment about Jay only wanting to go to see Rita Ora and he laughed and twirled his finger in circles around his head, making a sign like Bey was crazy."
Then, Beyonce reportedly blew up. "She demanded to see his phone, but he wouldn't let her," the source revealed. "He started screaming back at her, and this went on for 20 minutes until Beyonce pulled herself together and warned Jay that he was messing with the wrong woman. Then she picked up her bag and walked out."
Now, the source says, the musical diva is crafting a strategy surrounding her next move. "She is fully in charge of how the divorce announcement is going to be made... She is going to play the victim card to the hilt."
Meanwhile, only time will tell how their daughter will adjust to the split. "Blue Ivy is both a reason to stay married and a reason to divorce, an insider close to the couple said. "While Beyonce knows that Blue needs a father figure, she doesn't want her to grow up in the same way she did," referring to her parents' troubled marriage. "She absolutely wants full custody, although she is fully prepared to offer Jay visitation."
As RadarOnline.com has reported, the pending divorce battle is not the only court drama that Jay Z has on his docket. His alleged lovechild filed a civil lawsuit in March demanding that the rapper to submit to a paternity test to prove whether or not he is the aspiring rapper's father. He is also being sued by an Egyptian composer who claims that Jay Z improperly appropriated his relative's flute sample for the 1999 song "Big Pimpin" -- a legal debacle that could lead to an investigation revealing unsavory details that could add further fuel to Beyonce's fire. "The last thing Jay wants is for the courts to do a forensic accounting audit of his finances," a source insisted. "It will open up the flood gates to everything he's hiding. The details that could be revealed are so mind-blowing, I don't think Beyonce would be able to handle the betrayal."