Beyonce is not sitting with Jay-Z at the VMA Awards, which most likely means that he won’t even be at the event to support her. However, it does provide Beyonce the perfect opportunity to announce her divorce from Jay-Z – whether she does it officially or unofficially.
Let’s face it – if she turns up at the event without Jay-Z by her side, it’s tantamount to admitting that they’re getting divorced. However, if they both turn up to the VMAs and then don’t sit together, that’s even more of an admission of divorce. Whichever way you slice it, it looks like Beyonce’s going public with her single status this weekend.
She probably figures that everybody already knows the truth, so why bother hiding it? Every single magazine and tabloid has already confirmed the news of Beyonce’s divorce, and now it’s just a matter of waiting for the official announcement. Beyonce and Jay-Z are still trying to work out custody details and details of the divorce settlement, which is probably what’s causing the delay. I mean, Beyonce already has her apartment to move into after the divorce, and she and Jay-Z are no longer living together.
In addition to making her debut as a single lady [lends some new irony to the song 'Single Ladies', no?], Beyonce might also announce her divorce at the VMAs themselves. It’s a big event, everybody either watches it or reads about it the next morning, and it will allow her to control the message. She can make the announcement the way she wants people to hear about it, and she’ll be able to manipulate audience sympathies towards her before Jay-Z gets a word in.
What do you guys think? Will Beyonce make a statement about her divorce? Or will she just let Jay-Z’s absence do all the talking? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.