Beyoncé kicked off her Formation World Tour Wednesday in Miami, and gave husband Jay Z a sweet shoutout before launching into her 2008 song “Halo.” Ever since the release of her new album, “Lemonade,” last weekend, Bey and Jay have been plagued by rumors that the rapper once cheated on her. The famously private couple has not confirmed or denied the gossip, but the singer’s shoutout could be her way of letting people know that things are OK at home.
According to Us Weekly, Beyoncé played several home videos during the concert and performed a bunch of songs from “Lemonade,” including “Sorry,” the track that sparked speculation Jay Z had cheated with a woman referenced in the lyric “Becky with the good hair.” The 34-year-old pop star closed the show with “Halo,” but took a minute to dedicate it to her family.
“Thank you guys for supporting me,” she said. “I want to dedicate this song to my beautiful husband. I love you so much.”
The outlet reported that the “99 Problems” rapper was sitting in the front row at the show, but did not join his wife on stage to sing any of their duet songs, such as “Drunk in Love” and “Crazy in Love.”
As previously reported, Beyoncé and Jay Z surfaced earlier Wednesday riding on the back of a golf cart backstage at Marlins Park, while she rehearsed for the show. In the photo, Jay Z was seen smiling at Beyoncé.
Earlier this week, E! Online reported that Jay Z has been very supportive of “Lemonade” and knew every song she was going to include on the concept album. “He understands the reasoning,” the insider explained. “This is part of the process of being transparent. And they have healed. He has been very humble about the experience. Beyoncé is the love of his life, and he will do what it takes.”
The insider went on to say that Jay Z was “involved in the creation” of the album and his wife made sure to get his stamp of approval on everything. “He knew the lyrics; he knew the implications. He had to approve the songs before release,” the insider said. “Jay is a very smart businessman … Bottom line is that they are both really smart, and they both saw dollar signs.”