Beyonce is reportedly in talks to open this year’s MTV Video Music Awards in California with a full blown Beytastic medley of her biggest hits as the station hope to pay tribute to the superstar - but without hubby Jay Z.
The couple, who are allegedly on the rocks, have been touring up and down North America as part of their On The Run stadium tour but reports have continued to circle claiming that all is not well in camp Bey Z.
MTV’s bid to book Beyonce without the rapper is only fuelling the rumours as an insider tells the New York Daily News: “MTV wants her and they want her solo”.
Bey has got a pretty tight history with the ceremony, performing at the bash four times already, most recently with her hit Love On Top at the 2011 show, where she famously announced her pregnancy to an ecstatic audience.
According to the source, MTV are said to be begging the former Destiny’s Child star to perform a string of fan favourites from her self-titled surprise album which dropped last year and will stop at no cost to get her.
“Bey is going to be all over the show. MTV is still working everything out, but they want her to open the show with a big production, which has still not been announced.”
They say: “It’s still being worked out. Everyone at Columbia is scurrying around to make things happen. But judging by the amount of awards she was nominated for and her past history with the show announcing her pregnancy, it’s a pretty safe bet.” Fingers crossed!
The news comes amid a whirlwind of rumours reporting the couple’s relationship is strictly “business”. Under the headline “Inside the crumbling marriage of Jay-Z and Beyonce” another insider alleged to The New York Post’s page six: “There’s still something there, even though it’s not going to last.
“Business is always part of the equation. They know they’re the king and queen of hip-hop — and really, all of music. Neither wants to lose that.”
We have to admit, we’re not so sure if Beyonce or Jay Z really need to stay together for “business” and we can’t really see them enduring a 21-date world tour together during a separation. What do either of them really have to gain?