The Rumor: That Jay-Z wouldn't let Beyoncé perform with Sean Paul during the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards
When It Popped Up: August 2003
Why It Was Probably Bogus: Sean Paul himself came out last September and discredited this rumor once and for all. He revealed that he's known Jay for years and that Jay had not ordered Beyoncé not to perform with him. "The general public blew it up," he said. "I just remained quiet about it for years because it was doing its work. There was just a lot of controversy."