Rihanna Is Not Jay Z’s Wife, ‘The New Republic’ Now Realizes

Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Madonna and Beyonce

Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Madonna and Beyonce attend the Tidal launch event #TIDALforALL at Skylight at Moynihan Station on March 30, 2015 in New York City.  

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The magazine apologizes after confusing Rihanna with Beyonce.

Liberal periodical The New Republic has been reporting on politics and culture for 100 years now, but it seems to have not stayed totally current with pop culture in its graceful aging. 

A First Look at Jay Z’s Tidal: Definitely Young, Probably Promising

In a panning of Jay Z’s new Tidal streaming service, staff writer Danny Vinik confused Rihanna for Beyoncé, referring to the “FourFiveSeconds” singer as Hova’s wife. 

The website corrected the error and tweeted out an appropriate “Our bad.”

Jay Z and Beyoncé were married in 2008.