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Wife of Joe Lacob deleted Instagram account after death threats from Beyonce fans


The internet can be a confusing, scary place sometimes. In the aftermath of the Warriors’ Game 3 NBA Finals loss to the Toronto Raptors, there was backlash thrown in the way of Nicole Curran, the wife of Warriors owner Joe Lacob for what “happened” in the video above.

In the video, Curran looks over and says something to Jay-Z, across his wife, Beyonce. Curran then leans over again to say something to Jay-Z in an Oracle Arena that was at times deafening on Wednesday night. According to the internet, Beyonce was some version of “not having it,” based on her at-worst bemused expression.

According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, Curran was asking what drinks the couple wanted. Both Jay-Z and Beyonce have been seen at multiple Warriors games in the past.

The repeated look over from Curran was apparently to verify whether Jay-Z wanted lime in his vodka soda. That act is the one that some on the internet interpreted as a heinous act against Beyonce.

The ridiculousness of the internet’s reaction to the non-situation is multiplied by the fact that Curran was so consistently harassed and, according to Shelburne, received multiple death threats, that she was “in tears” and deleted her Instagram account.

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