Jay-Z and Beyoncé are courtside for Game 3 😎 pic.twitter.com/6mmJuN8Odn— ESPN (@espn) June 6, 2019
In the clip, Beyoncé and her husband Jay Z were sitting courtside next to Golden State Warriors owner Joseph Lacob and his wife, Nicole Curran. The video, originally shared by ESPN, showed Curran leaning over Beyoncé to chat with Jay-Z.
That was too much for those online who tweeted memes and trolled Curran, who didn’t even realize she was at the center of a social media storm until she got home and said she saw death threats being tweeted at her.
The reaction became so significant that she deleted her Instagram account. Yesterday, Curran spoke with ESPN reporter Ramona Shelburne about the incident, explaining that she “was trying to be a good hostess” by asking Jay Z for his drink order, leaning in because it was loud in the stadium. “I’ve never experienced cyber bullying like this. I can’t believe our players go through this. That kids go through this,” she said.
Curran says she then went to go get them those drinks. “There was no hostility. I was trying to be a good hostess,” she said. “I’ve never experienced cyber bullying like this. I can’t believe our players go through this. That kids go through this.“— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) June 6, 2019