As Sasha Fierce she can sell out the biggest arena, but last night Beyonce was playing a different role - that of supportive wife.
The superstar was relegated to a spot in the stands as she cheered on her husband Jay-Z during his show with Kanye West at the Made In America festival in Philadelphia. Kanye's girlfriend Kim Kardashian was also at the show, after flying into the city with her rapper boyfriend on his helicopter.
But the brunette was not seen partying with Beyonce.
Perhaps the pop star was deliberately keeping her distance after her fans criticised her for spending time with the reality star back in June. Beyonce's fans had earlier been outraged at what seemed to be a budding friendship with Kim, whose fame was sparked by her appearance in a sex tape.
The two had stood together to watch their partners in concert, even dancing together at the front of the stage. But their friendship has not developed.
An insider told the New York Daily News that Kim was being strategic in gaining Beyoncé's trust.
'She’s hung with them a few times already, but she isn’t saying peep about them,' a source told the paper. She’s not tweeting or taking pictures with Beyoncé because she doesn’t want to seem desperate.'
Instead yesterday Kim added a photo to her micro-blog account of herself posing with her friend and PR guru Jonathan Cheban as well as music video director Hype Williams at the event. In the cheeky image the group made offensive swearing gestures to the camera, by giving one-and-two-finger salutes. [OP: lol Daily Mail's panties in a bunch]
Cheban then posted another of Kim and Kanye outside their helicopter.
She also posted a picture of 35-year-old Kanye wearing a clutch of gold chains around his neck as the pair flew into the city.
Kanye and Jay-Z were the star performers at the two-day event, which will see ticket sales benefit United Way chapters. Jay-Z organised the event, which also saw performances from the likes of Rita Ora, who is said to be dating Kim's brother Rob. Others to take to the stage included Santiago (OP: Santigold, dumbasses), Calvin Harris and more than a dozen other acts. The festival's second day line-up includes Pearl Jam, Run DMC, Odd Future and Drake, who was in the crowd Saturday night.
The festival is being filmed as a documentary by Ron Howard.
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I think the festival's organization could have been better done, but overall the acts were great, G.O.O.D. Music slayed and I'm looking forward to the documentary. It looks like both Philly and some artists are interested in doing the festival again.