Although Beyonce and her husband Jay Z are on tour together, thereby putting divorce rumors to rest, the 32-year-old singer hinted at trouble in their relationship when she sang about a woman being cheated on.
Beyonce changed an important lyric of the song "Resentment" from "been riding with you for six years" to "been riding with you for 12 years" while belting the track during the Ohio leg of their "On the Run Tour" on Saturday.
Beyonce and Jay Z have been together for close to 12 years, sparking speculation that she was referring to the infidelity in her own marriage when she changed the lyric.
Interestingly, this was not the only change that Beyonce made.
"I'll always remember feeling like I was no good ... Like I couldn't do it for you like your mistress could" became "I'll always remember feeling like I was no good ... Like I couldn't do it for you like that wack b*tch could," and "I gotta look at her in her eyes and see she's had half of me" was changed to "I gotta look at her in her eyes and see she's had half of me. She ain't even half of me. That b*tch will never be," HollywoodLife reported.
It remains to be seen if Beyonce was dissing Jay Z with these lyrics, but their "On the Run Tour" is on its way to becoming the second best-selling tour of all time.
Ticketmaster, a ticket sales and distribution company, noted that the tour will soon crack $100 million in gross sales, Forbes reported, debunking several reports that stated that the tour is in fact crumbling. The tour has so far grossed more than $86 million, with each show bringing in $5 million in sales, the report noted.
With just 20 shows, Beyonce and Jay Z's "On the Run Tour" is just behind U2′s 360 Tour, which grossed $736 million in sales from 110 shows.
The success of their tour has many wondering if the elevator footage of Jay Z-Solange fight was all a ploy to increase hype about the "On the Run Tour."
From a public relations perspective, Pole BLVD noted that the elevator fight was a win-win situation for all the parties involved. Beyoncé came across as someone who stood by her husband and sister, and Jay-Z was depicted as someone who would not hit a woman.
As for Solange, her digital sales rose after the video went viral.
Taking these factors into consideration, it wouldn't be wrong to say that Beyonce changing the lyrics was also a calculated move to increase the buzz surrounding their tour.