Beyonce & Jay-Z's $200M California Mansion Called "Ugly," Compared To A "Prison"

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Jay-Z and Beyonce attend the Golden State Warriors game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group) (Photo by MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images)

The Carters reportedly paid for their record-breaking new home in cash.

As prices on essentially everything continue to rise, it's becoming abundantly obvious that the working class is fed up with rich people. Exuberant displays of wealth no longer tantalize the masses in the way they used to. Instead, the world prefers to hear about celebrities giving up their wealth to charity, and stepping out of their bubbles of fame and fortune to remember what life is like for the majority of the population. Earlier this month it was not only announced that Beyonce could earn upwards of $2 billion in ticket sales from her RENAISSANCE World Tour, but also that she and Jay-Z made history by purchasing the most expensive mansion in California history – in cash.

Obviously, members of the BeyHive were as pleased to hear of their favourite singer's continued success as ever. Elsewhere on social media, others have been expressing feelings of disgust over the displays of mass spending, which arguably could be put toward more humanitarian efforts than another mansion for the Carters. "[Who] cares, people can barely afford their rent. No one is happy for them," one Twitter user declared after hearing the news earlier this week.

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Jay-Z and Beyonce perform on stage during the "On the Run II" tour opener at Principality Stadium on June 6, 2018, in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood Entertainment)

"The house isn't even pretty from the outside, not to mention no one needs a home that darn big," someone else pointed out. "Donate to charities, feed the poor children, help the homeless... This is all for show," they suggested. Others shared their opinions that the couple bought the home to help them during tax time, proving how money savvy they've become throughout their careers.

Aside from those ranting about Bey and Jay keeping their cash to themselves, others are simply annoyed that a home which looks so plain from the outside could cost $200M. "Looks like a concrete prison. I guess there’s no accounting for taste," one critic wrote. "The only thing that looks good is the ocean," another added, admiring the view.

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Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.