Jay-Z's bodyguards 'in backstage ruckus at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend' after reveller allegedly targeted Beyonce in mosh pit
00:53 GMT, 26 June 2012
She looked like she was having the time of her life as she got fully involved in the crowds at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend to support her husband on Saturday night.
But it wasn't all fun and games for Beyonce as she danced the night away while Jay-Z was on stage.
The 99 Problems hitmaker's security guards allegedly became embroiled in a ruckus when one reveller verbally abused Beyonce as she let her hair down amongst the other crowdgoers.
Troubled: Jay-Z's bodyguards were allegedly involved in a backstage ruckus with a drunken reveller who targeted his wife Beyonce
A drunken festival guest reportedly started yelling at the Crazy In Love singer when he spotted her.
She quickly alerted Jay-Z's bodyguards, who then waded in to deal with the problem and got Beyonce to safety.
A source told the Daily Star: 'Whatever was said, it really upset Beyonc. Jay-Z’s bodyguards weren’t going to have any of it. They waded in and there was a massive ruckus.
Getting ready! Beyonce Knowles watched husband Jay-Z perform at Radio
1's Hackney Weekend and even started moshing with the crowd when she was approached
'It got pretty ugly and Beyonc was whisked away so she wouldn’t get caught in the middle of it.'
But there were no signs that the clash affected Beyonce's night.
The singer was enjoying a night off from mummy duties away from little Blue Ivy.
She was seen joining in in the mosh pit as she cheered on her husband, who entertained the 50,000 strong crowd with his hits.
While the rapper was joined by Rihanna, M.I.A and finally Kanye West during his set, his adoring wife was in front of the stage singing along like any other fan.
On stage: While Jay-Z performed with Rihanna Beyonce reportedly had to be whisked away to avoid any problems
However, she really came into her own during his massive hit N***** In Paris when she started moshing with the crowd.
Jay-Z asked for the main lights to be put on the crowd before instructing them to form a circle with a clearing in the middle for the collaboration with Kanye.
Beyonce and her pals made their own circle in their exclusive area in front of the stage and chanted along during the countdown.
‘Make your family proud,’ he joked before launching into the song for the second time in a row.
Even though Beyonce and her pals had their own area in front of the stage they made a circle and prepared to mosh like everyone else
When Jay-Z called for the moshing to begin, the Halo hitmaker and her friends threw themselves into it.
Wearing a huge grin on her face, the mother of one jumped and danced while singing along to the track.
Despite the bad weather, Beyonce still managed to look effortlessly stylish.
Just like any other fan! Beyonce got involved in the moshing during Jay-Z's performance
Wearing a hooded raincoat to protect her blonde curls, Beyonce also toted a pair of Hunter wellingtons to keep her dry.
Her only concession to her superstar status was a slick of red lipstick.
Earlier Rihanna had helped Jay-Z open his set with a blistering performance of Run This Town.
Just a face in the crowd: Beyonce(right) had no airs and graces and didn't mind getting thrown around
In short black shorts, a bra top, trainers and a black top, Rihanna was cool as she confidently shared the stage with the rapper.
Despite the poor weather and darkness around, Rihanna showed off her superstar credentials in a pair of goggle-like shades.
Jay-Z opted for a camouflage jacket with dark trousers as he powered through his set, later joined by rapper M.I.A for Paper Planes.
The bad weather didn't seem to bother Beyonce who sang and danced along with the crowd
We are family! Solange Knowles posted a picture of herself and her big sister Beyonce enjoying themselves at Hackney Weekend
After her microphone failed the pair performed another song Bad Girls to the delight of the crowd.
Jay-Z also sang past hits like 99 Problems, Bonnie & Clyde and Girls, Girls, Girls before his Watch The Throne collaborator Kanye took to the stage.
Jay-Z and his Watch The Throne collaborator Kanye West closed the first night of Radio 1's Hackney Weekend in style