During the game, cameras panned around the arena showing off famous people in the audience, and naturally the spotlight landed on Jay and Bey. But when the woman beside Beyoncé leaned over to chat with JAY-Z, Mrs. Carter did not look happy.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé are courtside for Game 3 😎 pic.twitter.com/6mmJuN8Odn— ESPN (@espn) June 6, 2019
Sure, she could have been looking at any number of things in the Oracle — like the Warriors' lacklustre effort (apart from Steph Curry) or one of the handful of Raptors fans in attendance — but fans on Twitter immediately jumped to the conclusion that Bey was unimpressed with the woman sitting next to her.
As it turns out, that woman (hatefully dubbed "Becky" by many online) is Nicole Curran, the wife of Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob. He was seated right next to her on the other side.
Nevertheless, fans weren't letting Curran and Jay get away with their on-camera gab session. They flocked to Curran's Instagram and spammed her with not-so-subtle bee emojis.
LMAOOOOOO THE GIRLS HAVE FOUND HER pic.twitter.com/A1DX6c294c— The Bitch Formerly Known As... (@LayyyfromThaBay) June 6, 2019
Unfortunately, some members of the Beyhive took things too far, and Curran has since had to disable her Instagram to block out the death threats she's allegedly been receiving.
Just spoke to Nicole Curran, the wife of Warriors owner Joe Lacob, about the "incident " with Beyoncé last night. She was in tears. Said she had been getting death threats on social media all night this morning she disabled her IG account just to make it stop.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) June 6, 2019
For what it's worth, Curran claimed she was simply leaning in to hear Jay's drink order.
Curran says Jay Z asked for a vodka soda. She asked if he wanted lime with that. But it was loud in Oracle and she couldn't hear, so she leaned over. That's where the photos of Beyoncé looking askance at her come from.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) June 6, 2019
Curran said she had no idea anything was even amiss until she got home and started seeing texts from friends and checked her social media. She's invited Jay Z and Beyoncé to the game 3-4 times before. Last night she says she asked if they wanted drinks. Beyoncé asked for water— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) June 6, 2019
See some of the wildest reactions to the brief clip of Bey's facial expression below.
Hive gonna make sure she's not an issue by the 3rd quarter at the latest pic.twitter.com/t6SexhstfU— Limearita Papi (@kibirdie) June 6, 2019
Body language pic.twitter.com/YfbsWjOLnx— L U N A (@JustMoleboheng) June 6, 2019
Bey don't like that girl so I don't like that girl either— Ashley K. (@AshleyKSmalls) June 6, 2019
Here we have Beyoncé in rare form! If you look closely at her left arm you will see her slightly nudge ole girl, a discrete but mighty signal saying...BACK THE HELL UP! pic.twitter.com/LGaZHJ8rIw— Kalen Allen (@TheKalenAllen) June 6, 2019