Monday, 3 September 2012

Beyonce plays the supportive wife at Jay-Z's concert with Kanye West... as Kim Kardashian keeps her distance

As Sasha Fierce she can sell out the biggest arena, but last night Beyonce was playing a different role - that of supportive wife.
The superstar was relegated to a spot in the stands as she cheered on her husband Jay-Z during his show with Kanye West at the Made In America festival in Philadelphia.
Kanye's girlfriend Kim Kardashian was also at the show, after flying into the city with her rapper boyfriend on his helicopter.
But the brunette was not seen partying with Beyonce.

That's my man! Beyonce plays the role of supporting wife as she cheers Jay Z on from the crowd at his concert in Philadelphia
That's my man! Beyonce plays the role of supporting wife as she cheers Jay Z on from the crowd at his concert in Philadelphia
VIP: Beyonce had the best view in the house at the Labor Day concert
VIP: Beyonce had the best view in the house at the Labor Day concert
She's my girl: Jay-Z and Beyonce relax with a beer backstage at the Budweiser Made In America Festival
She's my girl: Jay-Z and Beyonce relax with a beer backstage at the Budweiser Made In America Festival
Perhaps the pop star was deliberately keeping her distance after her fans criticised her for spending time with the reality star back in June.
Beyonce's fans had earlier been outraged at what seemed to be a budding friendship with Kim, whose fame was sparked by her appearance in a sex tape. 
The two had stood together to watch their partners in concert, even dancing together at the front of the stage.  But their friendship has not developed.
Looking fierce: Beyonce looked fabulous in a pair of leather trousers tucked into some knee-high boots
Looking fierce: Beyonce looked fabulous in a pair of leather trousers tucked into some knee-high boots

Big smiles: The singer was clearly having a great time at the two day event
Big smiles: The singer was clearly having a great time at the two day event

Matching bling: Jay-Z and Kanye West perform during the 2012 Made in America Music Festival at Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Matching bling: Jay-Z and Kanye West perform during the 2012 Made in America Music Festival at Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
An insider told the New York Daily News that Kim was being strategic in gaining Beyoncé's trust.
'She’s hung with them a few times already, but she isn’t saying peep about them,' a source told the paper. She’s not tweeting or taking pictures with Beyoncé because she doesn’t want to seem desperate.' 
Instead yesterday Kim added a photo to her micro-blog account of herself posing with her friend and PR guru Jonathan Cheban as well as music video director Hype Williams at the event.
Cute couple: Jay-Z put his arm affectionately around his wife as they posed with Director Ron Howard
Cute couple: Jay-Z put his arm affectionately around his wife as they posed with Director Ron Howard
Doting husband: The rapper was seen affectionately escorting his wife to the car as they were chauffeur driven to the event
Doting husband: The rapper was seen affectionately escorting his wife to the car as they were chauffeur driven to the event
Flying in: Kim Kardashian and Kanye are seen having a good time with each other
Flying in: Kim Kardashian and Kanye are seen having a good time with each other

One for the album: Kim takes a picture from the window of her helicopter
One for the album: Kim takes a picture from the window of her helicopter
In the cheeky image the group made offensive swearing gestures to the camera, by giving one-and-two-finger salutes.
Cheban then posted another of Kim and Kanye outside their helicopter.
She also posted a picture of 35-year-old Kanye wearing a clutch of gold chains around his neck as the pair flew into the city.
Kanye and Jay-Z were the star performers at the two-day event, which will see ticket sales benefit United Way chapters.

All star: Rita Ora performs at the festival
All star: Rita Ora performs at the festival
Performance: Santigold perform at the two-day event, which will see ticket sales benefit United Way chapters
Performance: Santigold perform at the two-day event, which will see ticket sales benefit United Way chapters
Jay-Z organised the event, which also saw performances from the likes of Rita Ora, who is said to be dating Kim's brother Rob.
Others to take to the stage included Santiago, Calvin Harris and more than a dozen other acts.

The festival's second day line-up includes Pearl Jam, Run DMC, Odd Future and Drake, who was in the crowd Saturday night.

The festival is being filmed as a documentary by Ron Howard.
Star studded: Janelle Monae performs at the event, which is being filmed as a documentary by Ron Howard
Star studded: Janelle Monae performs at the event, which is being filmed as a documentary by Ron Howard

Day One: D'Angelo performs on Saturday; Sunday's show will see Pearl Jam, Run DMC, Odd Future and Drake on stage
Day One: D'Angelo performs on Saturday; Sunday's show will see Pearl Jam, Run DMC, Odd Future and Drake on stage

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