AceShowbiz - Beyonce Knowles' publicist has spoken up about the viral NBA Game video that has spurred backlash against Nicole Curran. Taking to her Instagram page, Yvette Noel-Schure asked Beyhive to stop spreading hate in the star's name.
On Thursday, June 6, Yvette posted a photo of Beyonce and Jay-Z from one of their "On the Run II Tour" concerts. She wrote along with it, "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. 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. It will bring no joy to the person you love so much if you spew hate in her name. We love you."
While Yvette didn't mention anything about that viral video, the message is clearly addressed to fans who have been slamming Nicole for talking to Jay-Z during Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night. In an ESPN video, Beyonce's smile turned into a glare when the wife of Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob spoke over the "Formation" singer to her rapper husband. People quickly concluded that Bey was annoyed by Nicole's gesture and accused the latter of disrespect.
Speaking to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, Nicole said she received death threats after the video went viral and she was forced to delete her Instagram account. She detailed her conversation with the Roc Nation founder, saying that she was offering the power couple a drink, because the Warriors had invited them to the game. Nicole said the hip-hop mogul wanted a vodka soda and she had to lean over into the space near Beyonce, because of the loudness of the crowd, to ask him if he wanted a lime with it.
"There was no hostility. I was trying to be a good hostess," she defended her interaction with the couple, particularly with the 49-year-old star. She went on complaining about the harsh reactions from Beyonce fans, "I've never experienced cyber bullying like this. I can't believe our players go through this. That kids go through this."