Kanye West skipped Serena Williams‘ wedding to “avoid” an “awkward run-in” with Beyonce, according to a wrong report from a webloid that was already caught peddling fake news about Beyonce and the nuptials. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this story, just like we did the prior one.
As Gossip Cop reported, HollywoodLife claimed Beyonce and Kim Kardashian had an “icy exchange” at Williams’ wedding, which took place in New Orleans on Thursday. It was the first time the women were known to be at the same event since Jay-Z and West had a falling-out. Without any evidence to back up its assertion that there was “drama” at the wedding, the site alleged their meeting was “awkward.” The article was primarily based on another outlet reporting Beyonce and Kardashian were drinking together at a bar during the affair, but that original story said nothing about there being “drama” with iciness or awkwardness. That was a completely false spin made up by the site that’s earned the nickname HollywoodLies.
And now the online publication is claiming it has “EXCLUSIVE details” as to why West did not attend. A so-called “Yeezy insider” is quoted as saying, “It was no accident that Kanye chose to avoid Serena’s wedding. Kanye is not particularly close with Serena, or her husband, who are more Kim’s friends so Kanye opted out of what he felt may be an awkward evening for him. Kanye knew that Beyonce, a close friend of Serena’s, would likely be at the wedding which might make for an uncomfortable situation.”
The blog’s supposed source goes on to contend, “Kanye still has a lot of unresolved issues with Beyonce and her husband. So, Kanye told Kim that he was going to sit this one out as to prevent causing a scene and risk stealing attention away from Serena’s big day, which Kim agreed was the smart decision.” It’s weird that this “Yeezy insider,” whatever that even means, would refer to “Beyonce and her husband” as opposed to saying “Beyonce and Jay” or “Jay-Z,” as if he isn’t one of music’s biggest stars but just the singer’s spouse.
The webloid also goes on to contradict its prior post by saying with Kardashian and Beyonce, “No one expected any fireworks with those two being in the same room… The night belonged to the tennis G.O.A.T.’s fairytale wedding and not anyone else’s drama.” Then why did HollywoodLies previously claim there was, in fact, “drama” with it being “icy” and “awkward” between the two women? The blog can’t even keep its narrative straight.
It’s also hard to believe that the same publication that was completely wrong about West performing at the Grammys and at Donald Trump’s inauguration earlier this year would now have reliable intel on why he didn’t attend Williams’ wedding. Our suspicions were confirmed when a rep exclusively told Gossip Cop that HollywoodLies’ version of events is “not true.”
Gossip Cop believes there to be elements of truth, but the story is ultimately misleading.