Rumors had been flying around fast and furious last month that our queen, Beyoncé, and her king, Jay-Z, were on the rocks; with a formal announcement of their uncoupling said to be coming once their incredibly successful On the Run co-headlining tour wrapped.
While it’s never been quite clear how nominations or winners are determined — or for that matter whether it’s the performer or the nominated video’s director who is actually winning this award, or that — MTV‘s 30-year old Video Music Awards show somehow remains culturally relevant.
The music industry may be in a bit of a shambles in recent years, but try telling that to the ten folks listed below; each of whom fell asleep last night on a pile of money and awoke this morning on a different, even bigger pile of money.
By now you may be well aware of the elevator security footage — shot after May 5th’s Met Gala, in New York City — which shows singer Solange Knowles in an altercation with her brother-in-law, rapper Jay-Z (PeekYou profile here).
On Monday morning, the website of one Queen Bey (or, if you prefer, Beyoncé; PeekYou profile here), confirmed speculation that she and her husband, a certain Jay-Z (PeekYou profile here), will be playing stadiums across America this summer.