Beyoncé dazzled for her courtside date night with Jay-Z on Saturday, taking in the Brooklyn Nets game at Barclays Center in head-to-toe leather. The “Black Parade” hitmaker, 39, teamed a tiny black patent leather corset dress ($723) with a matching oversized embellished shirt ($9,325), both by David Koma. She accessorized with crystal-studded Magda Butrym x Linda Farrow sunglasses ($435), Christian Louboutin pumps ($745) and a sparkling diamond choker.
Nets Daily: Beyonce, Jay-Z, Trevor Noah joined a crowd 15,750 last night, 98% vaccinated. That’s a sellout and only 2,000 short of normal NBA capacity at Barclays. Unlike Knicks (who no longer are playing ICYMI), Barclays is selling tickets to unvaccinated who sit in reserved sections.
Since his death at age 41, the nation has mourned the loss of the NBA Hall of Famer, who was an 18-time All-Star and 15-time member of the All-NBA Team. Bryant, Collins said, was one of his favorite professional basketball players. “I loved what he brought to the game,” he said. Collins, who has built customized designer caskets for roughly a decade over his 47 years, said social media led to what he called this humbling assignment. Through social networking, he said, a friend of Bryant’s family reached out to ask if Collins could create some type of memorial art to honor Kobe and the other victims.
“This is nothing people have ever seen. This is something I created,” Collins said from his work site off Collins Place on the edge of Elizabethtown. “And the whole vision behind it – I cannot take the pain away. I try to capture moments to bring back life, energy and the inspiration of the loved ones and their legacy.” The casket, which he said cost $13,000, was built over 3½ days. Donations helped cover the cost, and the names of those donors have been added to a picture of Bryant’s jersey that is meant to be part of the tribute memorial set.
After Beyoncé fans attacked Nicole Curran’s Instagram, eventually driving her off the platform, Bey’s publicist Yvette Noel-Schure posted a serene photo of Queen B and Jay accompanied by a plea to stop the cyberbullying.
Nicole Curran, the wife of Golden State Warriors owner Joseph Lacob, said Thursday she has been the victim of cyber bullying after a moment involving rapper Jay-Z and singer Beyonce at Game 3 of the NBA Finals went viral. A video clip showed Curran leaning over Beyonce to speak with Jay-Z during the game. Beyonce’s reaction sparked anger among her fans, who lashed out at Curran over social media. Curran told ESPN she’s been receiving death threats and had to delete her Instagram account. “I’ve never experienced cyber bullying like this,” Curran said. “I can’t believe our players go through this. That kids go through this.”