When you’ve got “a billion dollars on an elevator,” drama is bound to follow. Jay-Z and Beyonce — the reigning king and queen of hip hop — were infamously met with an avalanche of cheating rumors when a leaked security tape appeared to depict Queen Bey’s sister, Solange, clocking Jay-Z with her purse in an elevator following the 2014 Met Gala. This was probably the most interesting thing to happen at the event in years, but it wasn’t actually where the infidelity speculation began.

Way back before the longtime couple quietly tied the knot in 2008, cheating hearsay reportedly caused them to secretly split … and rumors regarding Jay-Z’s alleged adulterous behavior have been swarming in the Beyhive ever since. It certainly didn’t help that Beyonce left a mountain of infidelity breadcrumbs on her 2016 album, Lemonade, which sent her devoted fans into a fervent investigation about the identity of the rapper’s alleged mistress, affectionately known as “Becky with the good hair.” For his part, Jay-Z later confirmed the accusations in 4:44. We might not know exactly who Becky is, but we do finally understand those Jay-Z cheating rumors, and how the Carters managed to come back from them.

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