Can you believe there was once a time when fans wondered if Beyoncé and Jay-Z were even married? Whether we were waiting on wedding photos, clocking Beyoncé’s uterus, or looking for any clue in the form of a cornrow to imply that Queen Bey was working on new music, you have to hand it to the Carters: They have mastered the art of privacy. Ever since the self-titled album Beyoncé dropped and the “Partition” performer warned us that she enjoys getting her knees dirty from time to time to please her hubby, things changed. Maybe the couple realized all of that privacy and the image of perfection were making them disconnected from fans who weren’t taking yacht vacations to Italy while rocking VVS cufflinks. Lemonade came next which took us on reflective journey through the trials and tribulations of the Carter-Knowles union as we speculated who cheated when and with who. And even Jay himself dropped a hint or two on 4:44 about the part he played in some of the worst moments of their marriage. For the past few years the couple have made an art (and a whole lot of money) out of selective transparency by putting their business on blast while having us bob our heads through every breaking news blog update.
But the Carters’ latest move may be a bit TMI even for the busiest bees in the Beyhive. The much anticipated OTR II tour kicked off last week and recently a few promo pics hit the internet giving us a glimpse into some of the couple’s more intimate moments including the pair in bed with Bey in a thong taking in a crossword puzzle and a photo which features the couple completely undressed with a massive Jay-Z cradling a curvy Bey. However if the goal was “sex appeal” a majority of social media users commented they may have missed the mark and that’s when the jokes began:
In all honesty, I don’t how to feel about this. But I do know I could’ve done without the intimate photo session if it meant new music instead. I guess we have to see what other surprises the pair have in store. You know there will be more because the OTR II tour is just getting started.
You can peep the somewhat NSFW photos below: