RELATIONSHIPS by Sandy Daley: “Do All Men Cheat? – The Beyoncé & Jay Z saga continues!”
The rumour mill is in high drive since word surfaced that Beyoncé Knowles (Bey), and Jay Z (Shawn Corey Carter), are on the verge of a divorce. The multimillionaire power couple is currently on their “On The Run” tour; which is on the brink of being cancelled according to reliable sources. Things have gotten so bad that they are living in separate hotels, arrive at the shows at different times, and travel in different vehicles. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!
Now, these two have always been in the media spotlight over the years, as both have successful careers in the music industry; but nothing to this magnitude! It all began with the many “bitch licks and kicks” that Solange Knowles landed on Mr. Carter in that infamous elevator beat down on May 5th, 2014 in New York City.
“Why was Solange Knowles so mad at Jay Z?” we all wondered. Were the rumours true? Was Jay Z cheating with Rachel Roy (Damon Dash’s ex), and tried to “holler” at her at the Met Ball? Did Solange catch a whiff of the situation and then decided to take mattes into her own hands? Or was he cheating with Rihanna, his protégée who is known for her over the top sexual aura and her in your face, “I know that you like it, so come and get it anytime” mentality?” Oh, to be a fly on that elevator wall!
In fact, Jay Z has always seemingly had a “ladies man” and “playa playa” description attached to his name, as the rumour mill has continuously suggested that he has cheated in the past on his wife: and on all of his past girlfriends. Although nothing has been proven, most Caribbean folks are indeed saying, “If a nuh so it go, it nearly go so“, as most of us believe that there is some truth indeed to all these rumours. A leopard can’t change its spots!
Which brings us right back to my question: do all men cheat? Is it in their DNA? Is it something that can be treated, or are all men just ‘dogs‘ as we like to say. The fact remains that we are all left shaking our heads in disbelief and bewilderment. Beyoncé Knowles is considered to be one of the most beautiful and most successful women on the planet; if she is not enough, then who is?
The Bootylicious multi Grammy Award singer and actress has certainly made her mark on the world, and we would all agree, “can get any man” that she wants. Why would Jay Z jeopardize not only his relationship with Queen Bey, but also the family that he has created, as they have a child together (Blue Ivy).
“Yu see, that is your problem Sandy, as you will never understand that it is a man ting,” my friend Donovan (obviously not his real name), tried to explain when I posed said question to him. “Listen to me, a man just likes variety, and it has nothing to do with the fact that Jay Z does not love Beyonce or does not think that she is all that and a bag of chips,” he added. “Love has nothing to do with this. Of course he loves Beyonce, but yu ca’an tell his ‘little head’ that when he sees Rihanna spread eagle on a magazine cover he should be thinking bout his wife.”
“The fact remains that he is going to want to ‘tap that‘, even though he loves his wife and child and wants nothing but the best for them as a family. It’s just a man ting Sandy, and men just love women, no matter how good they have it at home.”
“It’s a natural ting mi fren,” he added emphatically while chomping on some jerk chicken as we mulled over the situation.
Although no one has the definite solution to infidelity, we can all agree that it is hurtful and will only bring forth many problems and further issues. Do all men cheat? I personally do not believe that, as with anything else, I believe that it is just another choice in life that we might have to make.
At the end of the day, whether Beyoncé decides to stay with her husband or not, even amidst all the rumours, it is still her choice: as what happens in that marriage is nobody’s business but their own. It would also be wise for men, including Jay Z to, ‘Think with your big head instead of your little one!‘