Jay-Z refused to be photographed with the Victoria’s Secret models for fear of upsetting his wife, Beyoncé. The rap icon would not walk the red carpet or pose with the girls at Thursday’s fashion show and after-party at M2, thrown by Microsoft’s Bing. A source told Page Six:

“Victoria’s Secret begged, but Jay-Z refused . . . he explained it was out of respect for Beyoncé.”

At M2, he was given a private booth so he could keep his distance from models including Alessandra Ambrosio, Selita Ebanks, Chanel Iman, Miranda Kerr and Heidi Klum. But most other men at the party were clamoring to get near the girls. Marisa Miller was given a mother-and-daughter team of bodyguards to keep the crowds of admirers away. Guests included Harvey Weinstein, Sir Richard Branson, and the Black Eyed Peas, while “Saturday Night Live” stars Seth Myers and Jason Sudeikis were spotted doing laps of the club to check out the girls. -Page Six