Beyoncé and Jay-Z attended Game 3 of the Finals on Wednesday, and this moment had some Beyoncé fans up in arms.
The woman who leaned over to talk to Jay-Z happened to be Nicole Curran — wife of Warriors owner Joe Lacob.
There’s a lot we don’t know about this situation. We don’t know if Beyoncé was mad, and we don’t know if Beyoncé, Curran, Jay-Z and Lacob are familiar with each other away from the court.
That didn’t stop Beyoncé’s super fans — known as the Beyhive — from letting Curran know they didn’t appreciate her disrespecting the queen. Beyoncé’s fans quickly found Curran’s Instagram page and started flooding it with bee emojis.
Apparently, it went much farther than that. Curran says she had to disable her Instagram account after receiving death threats.
That takes this situation from silly to extremely serious. It’s one thing to harmlessly troll someone with bee emojis. It’s something else entirely to send death threats to people over perceived slights based on a 13-second clip. Don’t do the latter.