"Jay Z and Beyonce walked into a Miami karaoke bar..." No, it's not the beginning of a lame bar joke -- it's the beginning of the story of what actually went down at Sing Sing karaoke bar last night, according to the bar's owner.
On the night of baby Blue Ivy's second birthday, says Sing Sing owner Kellie Pilicer, the Carter-Knowles crew rolled up to Sing Sing Karaoke on South Beach in three black SUVs around midnight for an impromptu karaoke session with an entourage that included Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
It was late on a Tuesday night. The bar was empty, so it was the perfect opportunity to do something normal and not be bombarded by paparazzi. At the time Bey and Jay showed up, only two out of the 17 karaoke rooms were occupied.
"A big security-looking guy walked in and asked us what time we closed," said Pilicer. "I'm thinking he's going to come in with maybe a couple of other people and then all of a sudden a couple of people wearing hoodies do start trickling in and one woman comes up and asks me where the bathroom is and I look up and it's freaking Beyonce."
Jay Z was shown to the VIP room and the rest of the group followed behind him. They were friendly, dressed casually, and didn't make any extravagant requests or demands, Pilicer says. Their only request was that they put tape over the security cameras that were installed in the room. They ordered sake, water, and french fries from the joint next door.
Though reports vary, Pilicer says one of the Sing Sing waiters also recognized one of the guests to be Timbaland.
Early on, Beyonce asked Pilicer where the other two occupied rooms were, and she assured her that they wouldn't be a bother to her. Instead, Queen B insisted that she wanted to go into one of the other rooms. The room in particular was occupied by a group of three girls who were purportedly there for six hours, drinking Miami Long Islands, and singing the night away.
Beyonce and Kelly followed the sounds and walked into the girl's karaoke room. Lo and behold, the song that the unidentified girls were singing was one of Beyonce's very own, "Party."
"There's no way we could have planned it. No one had any idea. I didn't even know anything," said Pilicer.
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