Since the encounter went viral, Beyoncé fans found Nicole's Instagram page, and flooded her account with bee emojis.
Nicole has now spoken out to explain her side of the story with ESPN reporter Ramona Shelburne, explaining she had been “getting death threats on social media all night” and as a result, she’s decided to deactivate her Instagram account.
She explained the interaction was completely harmless. Jay-Z and Beyoncé had been to games countless times, so on Wednesday night, she offered them drinks as they were her guests, she told the reporter.
Beyoncé asked for water while the rapper asked for a vodka soda, she explained.
That’s when she said she asked if Jay-Z “wanted a lime with that.”
However, the arena was so loud that she couldn’t hear, so she leaned over Beyoncé to catch what Jay-Z had said.
“I was just trying to be a good hostess,” Nicole told Ramona. “I’ve never experienced cyber bullying like this.”