It was 2016 in November when 40-year-old rapper Kanye West 9husband to Kim K) criticized Beyonce for putting politics above artistry when she decided to skip the VMAs. His comments hurt both the 36-year-old Beyonce and her hubby, 47-year-old Jay Z, and the once best buddies Kanye and Jay Z fell out over the argument.
But now, Beyonce and Kim met up at Serena William’s wedding in New Orleans on Thursday, 16 November, coming closer than ever. These Hollywood stars became sort of “enemies”, but came pretty close to hanging out at this wedding. Serena Williams wed her fiance Alexis Ohanian, whom she secretly dated for more than a year.
During an onstage rant last November, Kanye criticized Beyoncé. According to Kanye, Beyonce wouldn’t perform at the VMAs unless her”Formation” video won. B. was competing against one of Kanye’s own videos.
“Beyoncé – I was hurt because I heard that you said you wouldn’t perform unless you won Video of the Year over me and over ‘Hotline Bling’ [at the VMAs],” Kanye remarked at the time. “We are all great people. We are all equal. But sometimes we be playing the politics too much and forget who we are just to win. I’ve been sent here to give y’all my truth even at the risk of my own life, my own success, my own career.”
According to Jay-Z, the tension that was created between the two artists persisted because West brought Beyonce into it. “You got hurt, because this guy was talking about you on a stage.” Jay-Z said on the Rap Radar podcast this August, according to E! News. “But what really hurt me, you can’t bring my kid or my wife into it. Like, Kanye is my little brother. He’s talked about me a hundred times. He even made a song called ‘Big Brother.’ We’ve gotten past bigger issues, but you brought my family into it, now it’s a problem.”
Kanye also expressed his disappointment about his children not being close to Jay Z and Beyonce’s.
The rant was a complete turnaround from his 2009 stunt, when he ran onstage interrupting Taylor Swift as she accepted the award for Best Female Video. Kanye announced back then: “Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time”.
At the wedding, these two gorgeous ladies marked the first time they have spent together since their friendship between their husbands fractured.
We don’t know if they made mutual jokes or shared photos of their kids, but they weren’t hiding from each other either. According to E! News, an eye-witness reportedly spotted the women standing together at the bar and enjoying some champagne.
Perhaps things were less tense because their significant others did not attend the nuptials in New Orleans.
Here‘s what B. looked like at the wedding.