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According to Radar Online, there is a tell-all on the way titled 'Becoming Beyonce' by celebrity journalist J. Randy Taraborrelli. Taraborrelli claims that Bey and Jay Z began fighting over her obsessive dedication to her work back in 2005, and her obsession with her work put a wedge in between her and Jay as it caused her to become defensive and moody when she was overwhelmed with pressure. Allegedly the couple took a break in '05, and this is when rumors began to swirl that Jay Z was romancing Rihanna, who was 17 at the time. Allegedly Jay made up scandalous stories to attract attention to Rihanna's career. Whether the hook up was true or not, Taraborrelli claims that Bey believed the gossip. The author also claims that the infamous elevator battle between Jay Z and Solange was over Jay's suggestion that they attend a party hosted by Rihanna. There have been rumors that Beyonce doesn't care for Rihanna, and that Rihanna has been the other woman for years, however I don't remember if we've ever heard that the rumors surrounding Jay and Ri were fabricated to help her career. What are your thoughts?