Daily Archives: July 8, 2010
Beyonce had a lucky escape on the streets of London yesterday, after a black cab missed her ‘by inches’ during a collision outside Harrods.
The songstress was travelling with hubby Jay-Z in a blacked-out silver Mercedes when the incident occurred, the Sun has revealed.
The pair were on their way for a romantic dinner at swanky London eatery, Zuma, in Knightsbridge, when they decided to make an impromptu shopping stop at the famous London store.
But as Beyonce opened the car door to get out, a black taxi ploughed straight into it, ripping it straight from its hinges, and missing the US star ‘by inches’.
Bea was said to be ‘shaken’ by the incident, but luckily remained unharmed.
‘It was terrifying to watch. It all happened so quickly, the taxi came out of nowhere,’ one onlooker told the Sun.
‘She seemed very shaken and was lucky to be alive. A couple of seconds difference and God knows what could have happened.’
And it seems Beyonce and her famous hubby were in no mood for shopping after the dramatic incident.
A replacement car was quickly sent to collect the pair, and they continued on to their dinner.
The famous twosome have been in the UK for a series of gigs, and Beyonce was spotted watching her hubby from the side of the stage when he performed at Hyde Park’s Wireless festival over the weekend.
The US beauty mingled with other A-Listers, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna and Prince Harry at the London event.
It’s over – before it even happened.
The plug has been pulled on another free outdoor concert featuring Drake in New York City before the superstar rapper even stepped off the tour bus, the Daily News has learned.
ABC decided not to book the 23-year-old Canadian rapper for a July 16 show in Central Park after the NYPD told the city Parks Department that Parks’ security plan wasn’t up to snuff, Parks and police sources said.
The concert was going to be part of ABC’s “Good Morning America” summer concert series, which has already featured megastars Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers and Alicia Keys.
“We were interested in having Drake perform, but he was never officially booked,” an ABC spokesperson said yesterday without elaborating.
A spokesperson for Drake confirmed there was a “booking in place,” but declined to comment further.
The Parks Department could not come up with the security staffing that the NYPD thought would be necessary for such an event, police sources said.
This is the second time a New York show featuring the “Find Your Love” rapper has been called off in less than a month.
Drake’s June 15 free concert at South Street Seaport was abruptly canceled after 25,000 unruly fans who showed up to hear the rap phenom tossed chairs, bottles and flowerpots.