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If history has taught us anything, it’s that you do not want to get on the wrong side of Beyoncé’s fans. Aka, the Beyhive.
And sadly, that’s what poor Tamera Mowry – one half of the Sister Sister duo that dominated our childhoods, thank you very much – unintentionally did when she revealed that she flirted with Jay-Z when she was younger.
A lot younger. So young that it was before he and Beyoncé even started dating…
“I actually met Jay-Z in person, and he wasn’t with Beyoncé at the time and I wasn’t dating anybody and when I met him, you do get like hit with the charm,” she explained when she appeared on The Real.
“I swear, my sister and I were at a premiere of Nutty Professor, and he walked by and I was like, ‘Oh my God, that’s Jay-Z’ and I was like, ‘Could I have some gum?’ and he gave me some gum.
“It was his charm. “I was 23, I hadn’t even met Adam [her husband.]
“I actually was attracted to him in the moment,”
We doubt that Tamera is on the same level as “Becky with the good hair”, but the Beyhive was furious regardless, flooding Tamera’s social media with hateful and even threatening comments. Most of them posted multiple bee emojis to show their allegiance to their “Queen”…
“We love you but you’ve been warned,” threatened one user.
“Gal I love you… don’t make me hate you. Just leave Jay-Z outa your mouth ok?” wrote another.
“Have to protect the queen,” another user wrote, followed by a string of bee emojis. “Jay Z name shouldn’t be mentioned out of context ever,” she continued.
Tamera’s fans didn’t take the Beyhive’s attacking comments lightly either…
“Who has time to go on random pages typing a bunch of bee emojis??? Find something to do y’all. She’s happily married and so are Jay-Z and Beyonce,” one user wrote, while another added, “I’m part of the bey hive and y’all doing too much. She or Jay did nothing wrong.”
Naturally, Beyoncé hasn’t responded – she’s classier than that! – but do you think her fans took defending her honor a little too far? Or do you totally get where they were coming from?