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Jay Z introduced the world to Rihanna 10 years ago when he was the president of Def Jam Recordings, launching one of the most successful careers in music. Naturally, one would expect the pair to be close friends but rumors are swirling that the Brooklyn mogul keeps a dedicated phone line just for the Barbadian songstress.

According to site Female First in the UK, a source revealed to Grazia magazine that the tension the world witnessed between Jay Z, his wife Beyoncé, and his sister-in-law Solange Knowles may be linked because of his closeness to Rihanna. The site goes on to quote a source who speaks about Jay Z’s personal phone line and other key details.

From Female First:

A source said: “Jay has several phones, one of which he keeps reserved for Rihanna, supposedly to discuss business interests.

“It’s obvious when she calls because he’ll interrupt meetings, even walk away from the dinner table to speak with her.

“Beyonce has always been aware that he has several different numbers, but when she discovered Rihanna has a hotline to her husband, she was livid.

“She absolutely hates how close they are but feels powerless to stop it.”

The two women were said to have kept their distance from one another at the launch of Jay’s new streaming service, Tidal, but Beyonce – who has three-year-old daughter Blue Ivy with the ’99 Problems’ rapper – didn’t want to cause a scene.

The source continued by adding that Beyoncé is “frustrated” by the connection but is opting to keep the peace while TIDAL takes off.

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