Beyoncé & Jay-Z Paid IN CASH For Record-Breaking $200 Million Malibu Home

Beyoncé And Jay-Z Trolled Online Over $200 Million Mansion That 'Looks Like A Prison'

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By Favour Adegoke on May 28, 2023 at 11:45 AM EDT

Music power couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z have found themselves at the center of a social media storm after reportedly purchasing a sprawling Malibu mansion for a jaw-dropping $200 million in cash.

The extravagant purchase has drawn sharp criticism online, with many internet users roasting the couple for their choice of what some are calling a "sterile" and "ugly" residence that looks like a "warehouse."

The couple, who own other pricy properties across the country, will reportedly keep their $88 million Bel Air mansion as they consider it "home" for its proximity to friends and loved ones.

Read on for more details.

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Beyoncé & Jay-Z Are Being Bashed Online

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News of the couple's pricy acquisition sent shockwaves through the real estate and entertainment communities and social media platforms, where users wasted no time sharing their opinions.

Despite being renowned for their impeccable taste and grandeur, this purchase has failed to impress fans on social media, per the Daily Mail.

The mansion, nestled along the pristine shores of Malibu, boasts an impressive 30,000 square feet of living space and offers breathtaking views of the Los Angeles skyline and the Pacific Ocean.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z also reportedly paid a jaw-dropping $200 million in cash to buy the primarily concrete Malibu mansion, making it the most expensive home ever sold in California.

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However, critics have aimed at the mansion's modern and minimalist design, which some argue lacks the character and warmth often associated with celebrity homes.

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Fans' Online Reaction

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Social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram were flooded with comments poking fun at the couple's supposed architectural misstep. Memes featuring images of the mansion alongside less-than-complimentary captions went viral, with users quipping about the couple's extravagant spending habits and the house's alleged lack of charm.

A fan said, "Inflation pricing. They were fleeced. Everyone knows these prices are going to crater." Another fan wrote, "I could build that in Minecraft, costing me only $20 and 37 mins of my time."

"Looks like a warehouse in an industrial park," one fan penned, while another added, "They could have just bought a prison since it looks identical."

"Ain't nobody gonna catch a cold in that house 'cause it is sterile!'" another user sarcastically remarked.

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Beyoncé & Jay-Z To Keep $88 Million Bel Air Mansion

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According to TMZ, the "Drunk In Love" collaborators have reportedly decided to hold onto their stunning Bel Air mansion, despite their recent purchase of the lavish $200 million estate in Malibu.

The renowned musical duo, who have achieved tremendous success individually and as a couple, have a penchant for luxury and extravagant living as they made headlines in 2017 with their $88 million purchase of a sprawling Bel Air mansion. The two-acre villa boasts an L-shaped estate with state-of-the-art amenities, including a spa, fitness center, media room, and large outdoor spaces.

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However, their recent acquisition of the $200 million mansion in Malibu raised questions about their intentions for their Bel Air estate. Many speculated that the couple would sell their previous home, especially considering the price difference between the two properties.

Surprisingly, a source revealed that Beyoncé and Jay-Z have no plans to part ways with their beloved Bel Air mansion. Instead, they will keep both properties, allowing them to enjoy the best of both worlds. The source emphasized that the couple sees the Bel Air mansion as "home" as it is close to their children's school, friends, and family, while the Malibu mansion will serve as their "weekend home" until they can move fully.

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Beyoncé & Jay-Z Slammed By Tina Turner Fans For 'Mocking' Late Singer's Abuse

Beyonce Knowles and her husband Jay Z are seen arriving at The Arts Club in Mayfair

Beyoncé and Jay-Z recently faced heavy criticism from devoted Tina Turner fans who believe the duo mocked the late singer's experience with abuse over a song lyric

The backlash was caused by a controversial line from their 2013 hit duet track, "Drunk In Love," which resurfaced following Turner's passing, which some fans interpreted as trivializing the serious issue of domestic violence.

In the song, Jay-Z raps, "Beat the box up, like Mike in '97, I bite / I'm Ike Turner, turn up baby, no, I don't play/ Baby, no, I don't play, now eat the cake, Anna Mae/Said eat the cake, Anna Mae!."

The controversy erupted after Beyoncé paid tributes to the late "Proud Mary" singer on her website, sparking a barrage of criticism from Turner's fans.

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