Report: Beyoncé fans make death threats against Nicole Curran, wife of Warriors owner Joe Lacob
The Beyhive needs to take it down a few notches when it comes to Nicole Curran.
That being said, my real name is Joe Schmoe, and not that nom de plume that you see on top of this article.
Curran, the wife of Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob, said she has been harassed online by Beyoncé’s faithful and rabid fans and as a result has disabled one of her social media accounts, according to ESPN senior writer Ramona Shelburne. The harassment, she said, included death threats.
“Just spoke to Nicole Curran … about the ‘incident’ with Beyoncé last night. She was in tears,” Shelburne tweeted. “Said she had been getting death threats on social media all night this morning she disabled her IG account to make it stop.”
Curran’s crime? She spoke to Bey’s husband Jay-Z as hip-hop’s power couple sat court-side as guests of the Dubs’ power couple during Wednesday night’s NBA Finals game between the Warriors and the Toronto Raptors.
Videos and photos showed Curran chatting it up with Jay-Z, with Beyoncé sitting in between them. Some of Beyoncé’s fans thought she gave Curran some side eye.
So the Beyhive went on the attack in defense of their queen. Her fans are particularly touchy about Jay-Z, who has admitted to being unfaithful to his wife in the past.
Shelburne provided more details from Curran with follow-up tweets.
Curran told Shelburne that she had asked Jay-Z and Beyoncé if they wanted drinks. (For the record Beyoncé just wanted water, while Jay-Z opted for a vodka soda.)
The noise from the Oracle Arena crowd prevented her from hearing Jay-Z’s beverage of choice, so she leaned in closer. That’s when the camera caught Beyoncé supposedly giving Curran a dirty look.
That was not the case, insisted Curran.
“There was no hostility,” she told Shelburne. “I was trying to be a good hostess. I’ve never experienced cyber bullying like this. I can’t believe our players go through this. That kids go through this.”
Curran said she had not been aware of any controversy until she arrived home from the game and received texts from friends telling her about the online backlash.
Curran said that Beyoncé and Jay-Z had been her and Lacob’s court-side guests three or four times prior to Wednesday’s game.