I know that Beyoncé and Jay-Z are masterminds when it comes to making money, but who knew they were also the type to get a sick joy out of watching their friends and closest business associates squirm in a trap they laid themselves? According to Page Six, Beyoncé and Jay-Z hosted an Oscar party on Sunday night, and it’s not nearly as evil as I’m making it out to be. It’s not like they held it in a latex hedge maze with no exit while they watched overhead from a helicopter. It was a normal party, but they decided to mess with everyone by keeping the details weird and vague.
A source says that Bey and Jay “wanted to mind-fuck everyone and keep everything mysterious and exclusive” about their party, which was held in the garage of the Chateau Marmont in L.A. Close friends didn’t know ahead of time if they were even invited. Once they knew they were going to a party, Bey and Jay made their arrival difficult. About 200 guests were sent up a hill past the hotel, through the kitchen and down a back entrance to the garage. There were no photographers and no red carpet. Nobody mentioned Beyoncé or Jay-Z by name, but instead referred to them as simply “the host and hostess.”
Another source says there were no performance, and that it was just a group of 200 guests mingling, hanging out, and “letting their hair down” because there was no one watching them. Guests reportedly included Rihanna, Stevie Wonder, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Jamie Foxx, and Drake.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z reportedly enjoyed all the sneaking around so much that they want to make it an annual thing. Okay, but…once you know it’s a secret party, it sort of loses the mystery the second time. They’ll have to get creative next year, like in a building hiding in plain sight. One that seems abandoned and empty, where people leave but never seem to enter. Yes, no one would ever guess the Tidal office.