Beyonce, Jay Z share private wedding footage during joint tour
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When she broke off from Destiny’s Child, she was first featured on Jay-Z’s single “03 Bonnie & Clyde” about a runaway love affair. Later the two collaborated on her “Crazy in Love,” which gave rise to her alter-ego, Sasha Fierce.
“You know we were friends first for a year and a half before we went on any date on the phone for a year and a half,” she told Oprah Winfrey. “And that foundation is so important in a relationship. And just to have someone that you just like is so important and someone that is honest.” (Frank Micelotta / Getty Images / Courtesy)
When Beyoncé appeared on Oprah’s Next Chapter in 2013 to promote her “Life Is but a Dream” documentary, Oprah said: “I remember the first time you were on the Oprah show, I told you, ‘Don’t go around telling people who you’re dating.’ I think you took that all the way. Don’t tell people who you’re dating, but you can tell people who you’re married to, OK?” (People.com / Courtesy)
The music moguls haven’t offered a direct explanation of the name choice but Bey did share a limerick on her website that potentially clarified the choice. They added on “Ivy” because of the significance of the number 4 -- or IV. Both of them were born on the 4th of their respective birth months and the couple was married on April 4, 2008.
A few days after she was born, Jay-Z dedicated the song “Glory” to his daughter and the track featured her cries, so he credited her as “B.I.C.” ( Ed Burke for Beyonce.com / Associated Press / Courtesy)
She later kicked off a Super Bowl press conference in New Orleans belting out the national anthem. She then confirmed her use of the pre-recorded track during the inauguration because she was a “perfectionist,” adding that she “absolutely” planned to sing live during the Super Bowl halftime show. And she did. (Win McNamee / Associated Press / Courtesy)
While promoting the doc, she said “I would not be the woman I am if I did not go home to that man.” (Larry Busacca / Getty Images / Courtesy)
Jay-Z and Beyonce look up at the scoreboard during an NBA game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the L.A. Clippers in Oklahoma City.(Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press / Courtesy)
“I want to thank God, I mean, a little bit for this award, but also all the universe for conspiring and for putting that beautiful light of a young lady in my life,” the rapper said. Then he tipped his gilded gramophone on it side and added, “I want to tell Blue, ‘Look, Daddy got a gold sippy cup for you!’” (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times / Courtesy)
And they’re off! Beyonce and Jay Z opened their “On The Run” tour in Miami on Wednesday and gave fans a sneak peek of private family moments.
The pair opened the Sun Life Stadium show with their duet “’03 Bonnie & Clyde,” the collaboration that is rumored to have sparked their romance, and showed footage from their wedding on April 4, 2004, as well as home videos of daughter Blue Ivy.
It’s the first time visual documentation of the top-secret affair has been released, and we’re a little drunk in love with the meaningful morsel. (And it sure sheds a more flattering light on the power couple than that whole elevator debacle with Bey’s sister Solange did last month.)
The wedding footage showed Bey in a traditional white gown and veil and Jay Z in a tux. They held hands in front of an altar just before Hova placed a ring on his lady’s finger. Soon after that, the newlyweds were seen walking back down the aisle as husband and wife while guest cheered.
The Carters also showed off their matching “IV” finger tattoos, symbolizing their birthdays and wedding day (Her DOB is Sept. 4, 1981; his is Dec. 4, 1969). The roman numeral for “4" is also rumored to be the inspiration for the latter half of their daughter’s unique name.
The montage, which played during a mashup of Bey’s “Halo” and Jay Z’s “Young Forever,” also included footage of her in the water with Blue and their now 2-year-daughter’s early first steps.
Beyonce, 32, donned several scanty clad costumes (including a fishnet mask and a butt-cheek-revealing onesie) during the concert and also treated fans to a cover of Lauryn Hill’s 1998 hit “Ex-Factor,” which she’s covered at previous concerts too.
The 16-stop tour, which includes hits from their solo careers as well as their collaborations, will stop in Los Angeles on Aug. 2.
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