NBA Finals: Warriors owner's wife responds to viral video of Beyoncé shading her

Beyoncé and Jay-Z's appearance during game three of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night is causing quite the stir on social media.

It all started when a video went viral of Golden State Warriors' owner Joe Lacob's wife, Nicole Curran, leaning over Beyoncé to talk to her rapper husband. Because of the uncomfortable, zoned-out face that the "Formation" hitmaker made during the conversation, fans on Twitter immediately assumed that she either wasn't fond of her seatmate or didn't love the manner in which she was talking to Jay.

"Beyoncé don't like that girl beside her at all," one person tweeted, while another posited that "Beyoncé is so annoyed by this woman."

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OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 05: Jay-Z and Beyonce attend Game Three of the 2019 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors at ORACLE Arena on June 05, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 05: (L-R) Jay-Z, Beyonce, Nicole Curran and Joseph S. Lacob attend Game Three of the 2019 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors at ORACLE Arena on June 05, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 05: Jay-Z and Beyonce attend Game Three of the 2019 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors at ORACLE Arena on June 05, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 05: Jay-Z and Beyonce attend Game Three of the 2019 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors at ORACLE Arena on June 05, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 05: Jay-Z and Beyonce attend Game Three of the 2019 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors at ORACLE Arena on June 05, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 05: (L-R) Jay-Z, Beyonce, Nicole Curran and Joseph S. Lacob attend Game Three of the 2019 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors at ORACLE Arena on June 05, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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There were a slew of other responses that took the same tone, making the video --which was originally tweeted out by ESPN -- quickly become a meme overnight.

The singer's notoriously protective fanbase, the BeyHive, eventually found Curran's Instagram account and flooded the comments sections on her posts with bee emojis, as they tend to do when they suspect bad blood between their idol and someone else. Another time that happened? When Beyoncé called the woman Jay-Z allegedly cheated on her with "Becky with the good hair" on her album, "Lemonade," which prompted theories about everyone from Rachel Roy to Rachael Ray.

In response to her Instagram being bombarded by Beyoncé's fans, Curran turned off comments on her posts, before eventually posting a photo of herself sitting next to the singer at the game with the caption, "We should all help and support each other." She has since made her account private.

While Beyoncé has not directly addressed the controversy publicly, she did take to her own Instagram page to share photos from her outing on Wednesday night, noticeably cropping Curran out of a photo and a video that she shared as part of a gallery post.

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