Sometimes an Instagram is worth a thousand words.
Ever since Elevatorgate, Beyoncé and Jay Z have been plagued by rumors that their marriage is on the rocks. The New York Post's Page Six even claimed over the weekend that only "divine intervention" could save their troubled relationship, and the couple would find a way to "split without divorcing" after their On the Run tour ends in September.
Neither Beyoncé nor Jay Z commented on the allegations.
Over the years, it has very rarely been Queen Bey's style to issue a statement or denial when addressing gossip. Instead, the "XO" singer prefers to let her Instagram or Tumblr do it for her.
On Monday, the 32-year-old superstar posted a photo of herself and Jay Z, 44, swinging their 2-year-old daughter Blue Ivy around the streets of Texas. So does the happy family photo mean all is well with the Carter's?
Here are 5 other times Beyoncé has let her photos do the talking.
1. Pregnant or Not Pregnant?
E! reported that Beyoncé was expecting baby no. 2. Pregnancy rumors were fueled by the fact Knowles changed the In May 2013, cut of her Met Gala dress at the last minute and also canceled one of her shows on the Mrs. Carter World Tour.
Bey never addressed the speculation, but two weeks after E!'s report, she posted a photo on Tumblr that showed herself sitting on Jay Z's lap drinking wine.
In order to shut down those, "But it could still be grape juice!" theories, she also posted a photo of the wine bottle, a 2000 Barolo.
2. The RiRi Factor
After the video of Solange attacking Jay Z in an elevator at a Met Gala afterparty went viral, the conspiracy theories as to what caused the altercation started rolling in.
One report out of the New York Daily News claimed Solange was set off by the fact that Jay Z wanted to attend Rihanna's post-party solo. Other blogs took it one step further speculating something was going on between Jay Z and his prodigy.
Beyoncé silenced those reports by posting a photo of herself and Rihanna at the Met Gala together. No caption was necessary.
She didn't exactly post a photo with Rachel Roy, now did she?
3. One Happy Family
The incident between Solange and Jay Z was starting to spiral out of control in the press that the family went into overdrive to tone down the situation. Beyoncé, Solange, and Jay Z all issued a joint statement (one of the few times in recent memory) and only gave it to one outlet, the Associated Press:
"As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it. Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family. The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behavior throughout that evening are simply false. At the end of the day, families have problems and we're no different. We love each other and above all we are family. We've put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same."
Still, not all media outlets were satisfied.
To further prove they moved on as a "united family," Beyoncé shared a photo on Instagram the following day, with the caption: "New Orleans May17th 2014." Paparazzi pics showed Jay Z was along for the trip as well.
4. Did Bey and Jay Diss Kimye?
When Jay Z and Beyoncé skipped Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding, many outlets had a field day as to why the power couple didn't attend. Was it too lowbrow? They refused to be there if cameras were rolling? The couple has never addressed why they chose the Hamptons over Florence, but clearly Beyoncé wanted to show everyone that there was no bad blood.
Hours after Kimye's nuptials took place, the "Drunk in Love" songstress Instagrammed a shot of their Vogue photo shoot with the caption: "Wishing you a lifetime of unconditional love. God bless your beautiful family."
5. The Lyric Change
Beyoncé has perfected the art of shutting down the rumor mill when necessary, but she also knows how to stir the pot. During her and Jay Z's June 28 concert in Cincinnati, Knowles changed the lyrics to her 2006 single "Resentment."
While wearing a wedding gown, she altered the lyric "Been ridin' with you for six years" to "Been ridin' with you for 12 years" – which clearly references her relationship as she and Jay have been together since 2002.
Beyoncé also expanded another lyric, "I gotta look at her in her eyes and see she's had half of me," adding, "She ain't even half of me. That bitch will never be."
Knowles has continued to post cuddly photos on and off stage with her husband of six years. However, one post might have been the most telling. Above a photo of her and Jay holding hands, she captured a snapshot of part of a concert review: "'On the Run' is an epic show because Beyonce and Jay Z really have no equals. As individuals, they're impressive. But together, they're unstoppable."
In true Bey fashion, we have a feeling that quote alludes to more than just their tour.
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