Could Hip Hop’s royal couple be performing at the upcoming nuptials of the future King and Queen of Britain? According to several tabloids, including U.K.’s Daily Star, that could very well be the case.
Reports surfaced this week that Beyonce and Jay-Z have been invited to perform their 2003 smash single “Crazy in Love” during Price William and Kate Middleton‘s royal reception.
According to a source close to the future newlyweds:
“Both William and Kate are massive fans of Beyoncé and Jay-Z. They really wanted to make their big day even more special and what better way than by getting pop royalty to perform at the party?”
“Will and Kate will have an official reception for hundreds of dignitaries before throwing a less formal bash for loved-ones. They both wanted to ditch traditions and make it more personal for them.”
While the House of Windsor has refused to confirm whether or not the invitation has been accepted, the rumor mill continues to spew anecdotes of how convenient the joint performance would be, considering the couple is currently in Europe. Beyonce is there promoting her new single “Girls (Who Run The World),” and Hov is accompanying her, putting the rumors of their own relationship split to rest…for now.
However convenient the royal performance may be for hip hop’s reigning king and queen, no one has bothered to question whether the powerful music duo would want to perform. How important is the royal wedding anyway?
A recent Time.com poll shared:
“Of 2,000 British adults, 35% said they planned to watch the wedding on television; the same proportion intends to ignore proceedings, and the rest had no specific plans. A separate poll found that 79% of Brits — including those who will watch the event — were either “largely indifferent” or “couldn’t care less” about the royal wedding.”
Ouch! Of course, that sentiment is probably mirrored worldwide where the idea of a modern monarchy to most is outdated.
So, should Bey and Hov entertain the future King and Queen? No stranger to once in a lifetime performances, Bey did perform at President Barack Obama‘s Inauguration Ball after all, and we’re sure the pop queen is undoubtedly flattered and will find the time to make a royal cameo.
But what about Jay-Z? This isn’t exactly what we’d expect from arguably the biggest name in hip hop. Should the emcee really lend his chops to regale the royals?
Sound off in the comments, or @MTV3.
By Simone Hilliard