What's REALLY Going Down In That Viral Beyoncé Meme

by Stephanie Maida · June 6, 2019

    If there's one thing any and every "Becky" has learned, it's that you don't mess with Beyoncé. Not only is she likely to eviscerate you in an entire visual album, her faithful Beyhive is sure to come to her defense. And let's just say you're going to get stung.

    Poor Nicole Curran had to learn this the hard way, although we can't say it was actually deserved. The wife of Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob has been caught up on the wrong end of a now-viral Twitter meme, after seemingly leaning over Queen Bey in order to talk to Jay-Z. The three of them were sitting courtside at a Warriors game, and footage shows Beyoncé appearing to give Curran major side-eye and then sneakily shoving her with her shoulder. Yikes.

    Of course, the internet, and the Beyhive in particular, was quick to blow things out of proportion. Curran faced a deluge of bee emojis on social media, and according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, was forced to disable her Instagram after receiving death threats. Curran's account is now private.

    There's no denying the fact that Bey looked uncomfortable in the series of photos and video, but what was really going on?

    Curran explained to Shelburne, who took to Twitter to clarify the incident, that she had just asked if the couple wanted any drinks, and leaned closer to Jay so that she could hear his order. In fact, she had no idea that anything was amiss until later, when friends texted her and she encountered the wave of backlash on social media.

    Whatever the case, one thing's for sure: it's going to be really awkward the next time Jay and Bey go to a Warriors game.

    [Photo via Twitter]