Jay Z and Beyoncé look pretty happy for a couple rumored to be heading for divorce. The "Drunk in Love" duo engaged in a heartfelt embrace Sunday at day two of Jay's Budweiser Made in America festival at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles.
As caught by photographers, Jay affectionately wrapped his arms around Beyoncé's stomach while she held a drink and smiled. Beyoncé wore a black crop top and her hair styled in a short, curly bob. Jay donned a black fedora and a black jacket from their On the Run tour.
The pair was also pictured in a crowd, standing next to Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti and watching the concert, which featured headliners Kanye West, John Mayer (who covered Beyoncé's "XO"), and Juanes.
Jay and Beyoncé made a similar statement at the Video Music Awards last week. Beyoncé cried happy tears when Jay and their 2-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, joined her onstage to present her with the Video Vanguard Award.
Speculation of turmoil in the Carters' marriage surged in May, when surveillance video surfaced of Beyoncé's sister, Solange Knowles, attacking Jay in an elevator as the family left an afterparty for the Met Gala. While the family did not explain what prompted the fight, they released a statement saying that everyone had "worked through it."
"Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred," the statement read.
Beyoncé made a brief reference to the incident on a remix of her song "Flawless" released last month. Beyoncé raps, "Of course sometimes s--- goes down when there's a billion dollars on the elevator."
Mathew Knowles, Beyoncé's father and Destiny's Child's manager, implied during an interview last week on Houston's Roula and Ryan Show that the elevator brawl was a publicity stunt. When asked what he thought about his daughter hitting his son-in-law, Knowles laughed, saying that sometimes measures need to be taken to "ignite that tour."
"It's called a Jedi mind trick," he said. "The Jedi mind trick fools you a lot of times. So things you see are sometimes, poof," he says while snapping his fingers. "All I know is the Jedi mind trick. Everybody's talking about it. Ticket sales went up. Solange's album sales went up 200 percent."