Beyoncé and Kimberly Noel Kardashian, better known as Kim Kardashian, are two of the most iconic and influential women in American popular culture.
Both have achieved immense success in their respective fields and have built large fan bases around the world. Beyoncé is a singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as a member of the girl group Destiny’s Child and later became a solo artist. Beyoncé has won 32 Grammy Awards, making her the most-awarded artist in Grammy history.
Kim Kardashian is a socialite, reality television personality, and businesswoman. She gained fame through her family’s reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which premiered in 2007. Since then, she has built a media empire that includes fashion and beauty brands, mobile apps, and a gaming app.
Beyoncé called the wedding “tacky” and declined to attend
It’s hardly unexpected that some parts of Kim K’s wedding to Kanye West were taped given her long-running career in reality television. While the couple forbade filming at the wedding itself, the activities leading up to it were captured for Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
The wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries in 2011 was totally recorded for the show, with the E! Network paying for a large portion of the lavish event. Therefore it may have surprised some that she chose not to record her nuptials with Kanye west.
But it apparently wasn’t enough for Beyonce and Jay-Z, who didn’t want anything to do with the filming. Speaking to Radar Online, a source claimed that “under no circumstances will [the couple] be a part of any filming on the wedding day if it’s for Kim’s reality show.” The singer thought the whole thing was too “tacky” for her.
What Rationale did Beyonce and Jay-Z make for skipping the wedding?
According to reports, Jay-Z and Beyonce said they were unable to attend due to a family situation. They only sent the businesswoman and Kanye West an update days after the wedding had wrapped up. Nevertheless, Beyonce shared a picture on Instagram the day of the wedding, which some fans perceive as being dishonest of her towards Kim Kardashian. Beyonce and Jay-Z have never commented on why they skipped Kimye’s wedding.
beyonce and Jay-Z
But Kanye West has addressed it, admitting he was hurt by their last-minute decision. “I was hurt about them not coming to the wedding. I understand they were going through some things, but if it’s family, you’re not going to miss a wedding,” he said in 2018.
I’m not using this interview to put out any negative things, but I gotta state my truth,” he added. “You just start coming up with all type of crazy things in your head, like ‘Why?’
West also revealed he never question Jay-Z about why he couldn’t attend. “I don’t think I ever asked him that question, directly,” he said.
Beyoncé Disapproval of Kim Kardashian’s Public Persona and Lack of Privacy
There were reports that Beyoncé disliked the reality show star well before the TV reality star and Kanye West got engaged, which damaged the connection between Ye and Jay-Z. This clarifies Beyoncé’s motivation for wanting to miss their wedding even more.
Beyonce and Kim Kardashian
“Beyoncé has never genuinely liked Kim Kardashian,” A source told Page Six, the gossip column, in 2016.
“She’s mostly tolerated her because of their husbands’ friendship and [their] mutual friends, like Jennifer Lopez. She is always a little icy to Kim Kardashian.”
The insider added, “The last time they hung out, the minute Beyoncé could leave the conversation, she did. They always have lots of awkward pauses.”
Given Beyonce’s public persona, it’s unlikely that Kim Kardashian was unaware of Bey’s contempt for her. If Beyonce and Jay-Z attended, it could have created added stress or awkwardness for Kim Kardashian, since having a guest at your nuptials who doesn’t want to be there (or even like you) sounds like an uncomfortable situation.