Beyoncé’s Publicist Responds to Viral Nicole Curran Moment

The internet was sent into a frenzy after video surfaced of Beyoncé that showed her sitting courtside at Game Three of the NBA finals as the wife of the Golden State Warrors owner, Nicole Curran, leaned over her to speak to Jay-Z.

After the ESPN clip went viral, and social media buzzed about the moment with some speculating that Bey looked annoyed with the interaction, Curran responded on Instagram, and ended up going private on the platform.

Now Beyoncé’s publicist Yvette Noel-Schure is taking control of the situation, asking fans to stop spewing any hate in Beyoncé’s name. She took to Instagram to share a loving photo of Bey and Jay at the On the Run II tour, with a caption that hoped to inspire love: “I am looking back today at the start of The OTRII tour, one year ago. It was a place of joy, unimaginable entertainment from two of the best performers in the world, and a place of love. Every single day on that tour I saw love.”

Yvette went on explain her reason for speaking out, adding, “Which is why I also want to speak here to the beautiful BeyHiVE. I know your love runs deep but that love has to be given to every human. It will bring no joy to the person you love so much if you spew hate in her name. We love you.”

Beyoncé hasn’t personally addressed the incident, but she did post images from the evening.

Last night, she shared a series of stunning photos from the AFI Life Achievement Award Gala for Denzel Washington, where she presented her longtime music video collaborator, director Melina Matsoukas, with the Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal.

According to EW, Bey handed the award to Melina, saying, “She is fearless, no matter the challenges, and believes in breaking stereotypes in the industry, hiring marginalized creators, especially women. As a woman of color, conformity is not her thing. She stays authentic to her roots and femininity in an industry dominated by men. Her drive, vision, taste level, and storytelling is boldly unapologetic.”

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