Furious diva Beyoncé went on the warpath in a rage after singing rival Jennifer Hudson stole her thunder!
That’s just some of the claims from a salacious new tell-all book about Beyoncé’s life obtained by The National ENQUIRER.
After “Dreamgirls” hit theaters in 2006, Beyoncé became so jealous over gushing reviews claiming Jennifer stole the show that she stopped reading articles about the movie!
Jennifer’s riveting performance won her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, while one noted critic called Beyoncé “static and detached!”
“When reporters asked her about Jennifer during press interviews, Beyoncé would usually respond by paying her frozen-smiled compliments,” writes the book’s author, J. Randy Taraborrelli.
According to the book, the feud grew so bad, Beyoncé skipped the funeral for Jennifer’s mother, brother and nephew after their tragic murder at the hands of her ex-brother-in-law in 2008. In fact, she didn’t even call to convey condolences!
“Beyoncé did not come to the funeral nor did she call, text, send a card, or hell … send a damn email,” wrote a friend of Jennifer’s on their social media page.
What’s more, Beyoncé’s husband, Jay Z, not only attended the service — but acted as an official speaker!
The book, “Becoming Beyoncé: The Untold Story,” also contains claims about Beyoncé, 34, and Jay Z’s lavish wedding in ’08, including how Jay Z, 45, ordered 100,000 pure white orchids specially plucked from fields in a remote and tiny town in Thailand!
It is believed Jay Z spent $8 million for the flowers alone, the book claims.
“Jay said that he wanted everything to be perfect for Beyoncé. Or as he put it to the designer, ‘I want the whole thing to be dope.’”
The ENQUIRER can now reveal Beyoncé’s career could have been the cause for a trial split, but it was a rumor about Jay Z cheating on her with Rihanna that made things much worse.
At the time in 2005-06, Rihanna, 27, was an unknown singer newly signed to Def Jam Recordings, which Jay Z ran.
Said the publicist charged with promoting Rihanna’s first song, “Pon de Replay”: “Like (with) all new artists, (Jay Z) didn’t care much about her. If she hit, great. If not … next!”
To create buzz, the enterprising PR man floated a rumor Jay Z and Rihanna were an item. In no time, Rihanna’s song was a major hit!
“Am I proud of it? No,” said Jonathan. “There was no integrity to it at all. Did it work? Hell yeah, it worked. It totally launched Rihanna’s career.”