Beyonce And Jay-Z Had Strict Rules For Kim And Kanye’s Wedding, But Ultimately They Didn’t Even Show Up

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian married in an elaborate ceremony in Florence, Italy in 2014 in front of 200 guests, many of whom are famous. Though it was one of the most talked about weddings of the years, not everyone who received an invitation attended, particularly Beyonce and Jay-Z.

Kanye and Jay-Z had been friends and collaborators for years, so many thought it was shady that he didn’t attend Ye’s wedding. And the vague reason Beyonce and Jay-Z gave is even more suspicious. However, had the power couple attended, it may have ruined the wedding, given Beyonce’s disdain for Kim and what she was planning for the nuptials. Here’s why.


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Beyoncé Thought The Wedding Was “Tacky” And Refused To Film

Beyonce and Jay Z on stage via Instar

Kim is known for her long-running career on reality television, so it’s not surprising that certain elements of her wedding to Kanye West were filmed. The couple didn’t allow filming during the actual ceremony, but the events leading up to her were recorded for Keeping up with the Kardashians.

This is in stark contrast to Kim’s 2011 nuptials to Kris Humphries, which were entirely filmed for the show (and much of the million-dollar wedding paid for by E! Network). So, her decision not to film her wedding ceremony to Kanye may have seemed surprising to some.

But it apparently wasn’t enough for Beyonce and Jay-Z, who didn’t want anything to do with the filming. Speaking to Radar Online, a source claimed that “under no circumstances will [the couple] be a part of any filming on the wedding day if it’s for Kim’s reality show.”

“Jay and Beyoncé’s wedding was shrouded in secrecy and extreme lengths were made to make sure their wedding was an intimate affair for friends and family, only,” they continued.

“This will be the complete opposite. She thinks it’s just tacky,” the source added. “Beyoncé’s motto has always been, less is more. But clearly when it comes to Kim, more means more.”

The Page Six report came out before Kim and Kanye’s wedding, and the source claimed Beyonce was still planning to attend, though not happily so. “She knows she’ll have to go to the wedding, but really does not to want to,” the insider went on. “Make no mistake, the only reason Beyoncé is going to the wedding is because Jay is best friend’s with Kanye.”

Ultimately, however, Jay-Z and Beyonce did choose to not attend the wedding, despite being invited. But had they chosen to attend, it may have complicated filming, so Kim may have been breathing a sigh of relief.

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There Are Rumors Swirling About The Way Beyoncé Feels About Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian Instar

Even before Kim and Kanye got engaged, there were rumors that Beyoncé didn’t like the reality star, and it put a wedge between Ye and Jay-Z’s friendship. This further explains why Beyoncé was so keen to skip their nuptials.

“Beyoncé has never genuinely liked Kim,” a source told Page Six in 2016. “She’s mostly tolerated her because of their husbands’ friendship and [their] mutual friends, like Jennifer Lopez. She is always a little icy to Kim.”

The insider added, “The last time they hung out, the minute Beyoncé could leave the conversation, she did. They always have lots of awkward pauses.”

Beyonce is outspoken, so it’s hard to imagine Kim wouldn’t have picked up on Bey’s disdain for her. If Beyonce and Jay-Z attended, it could have created added stress or awkwardness for Kim, since having a guest at your nuptials who doesn’t want to be there (or even like you) sounds like an uncomfortable situation.

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What Reason Did Beyonce And Jay-Z Give For Not Attending?

Jay-z and Beyonce lion king screening Via: Instar

Assuming these are the reasons Beyonce and Jay-Z skipped Kimye’s wedding, they obviously wouldn’t want to tell them directly. Jay-Z continued to collaborate with Ye professional afterwards, and they’d likely run into each other at events in the future.

Jay-Z and Beyonce reportedly claimed they had a family emergency, which prevented them from attending. They only updated Kim and Kanye at the last minute.

But Beyonce posted a photo to Instagram the same day as the wedding, which some fans see as shady behavior towards Kim.

Beyonce and Jay-Z have never commented on why they skipped Kimye’s wedding. But Kanye has addressed it, admitting he was hurt by their last-minute decision. “I was hurt about them not coming to the wedding. I understand they were going through some things, but if it’s family, you’re not going to miss a wedding,” he said in 2018.

“I’m not using this interview to put out any negative things, but I gotta state my truth,” he added. “You just start coming up with all type of crazy things in your head, like ‘Why?’”

Kanye also revealed he never question Jay-Z about why he couldn’t attend. “I don’t think I ever asked him that question, directly,” he said.

Kim and Kanye appeared to grow more distance from Beyonce and Jay-Z in the years that followed. Ye was even engaged in a huge lawsuit with Jay-Z, saying he was owed money. Though Kim and Kanye want their separate ways, it doesn’t seem to have improved the tension with Beyonce and Jay-Z.