Beyoncé. A woman whose name comes with beauty. Often referred to as the most attractive woman in the world. She is adored by fans. Women want to be her and men want to marry her. She is so jaw droppingly beautiful that even her name sounds sexy. A body so toned you could grate cheese on her abs. Thighs so robust she could probably break you in two. And that face. A face that looks like it was sculptured from some mad professor searching for his own female Frankenstein. But the reality is. Beyoncé isn’t a creation. She was not built and put together. She is in fact just a normal person whose only crime is swimming in the deep end of the good looking gene pool.
Understandably Queen Bey has an image to protect. Famously known for having her publicists scour the internet in search for photos that don’t match up to her standard. Beyoncé is, at the end of the day, Just like me and you. Noticing marks and flaws that other people would miss completely. She’s vain, narcissistic and even proud. But it’s not her looks. Bey has also made some bad decisions. From her personal life to her music, she often makes an effort in protecting her privacy and the image that goes with being the creation that is Queen Beyoncé.
Beyoncé isn’t perfect. And even she knows it. So here are 15 photos that Beyoncé wouldn’t want her fans to see.
15. Photoshopped Instagram Picture
A forever fan of the popular app ‘Instagram’. Pictures from the Knowles-Carter album are extremely frequent, offering a personal window into their jet setting lives. However things took a turn for the worse when Bey was pictured standing on a yacht in a tiny bikini sporting some serious thigh gap. With fans proclaiming it had been Photoshopped. Plus the noticeable wonky line behind her legs. Speculation grew. In quick response to shut down the haters. Bey released a number of other pictures all with the same rugged thigh gap and no sign of alteration.
14. When She Poured Champagne Into A Hot Tub
What do you do when you’re the Queen of Pop, adored by the masses and the most stunningly attractive female in the world? Piss everybody off of course! Pictured behind the scenes of Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Feeling Myself’ music video. Beyoncé was caught pouring a reported $20,000 bottle of wine into a hot tub, causing a twitter outrage and universal anger. People were not impressed, quickly turning Queen Bey into the world’s most hated woman – for just about 5 minutes anyway. But still, Beyoncé doesn’t like to be hated.
13. The Unflattering Super Bowl Pictures
During the Super Bowl it was revealed that Beyoncé had tried to get every unflattering photo of her removed from the internet. No matter how amazing she performed. How she totally blew ‘headliners’ Coldplay out of the water. And how she completely stole the limelight with a political statement and a dance routine that made you out of breath just from watching it. She still felt insecure enough to want seven pictures deleted from the world forever. Not quite understanding how the internet works, Queen Bey was politely declined. However she didn’t go down without a fight as she persisted through her publicist a number of times.
12. Selfies At The Louvre
Oh Bey, why do you do it? Recently spotted gallivanting in Paris with husband Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy, the pair was accused of being highly disrespectful and ill-mannered. Obviously given the entire museum to themselves, the pair shared a number of photographs on social media. However rather than the probable intention of making them somewhat seem educated, Beyoncé looked rather self (selfie) obsessed, spending most of her time with her back to the most famous art pieces in the world.
11. That Weird Fake Pregnancy Picture
When pregnant with first child Blue Ivy, Bey made an appearance on a TV show that caused a stir. With an apparent ‘baby roll’ Bey was crazily accused of faking her baby, which then spawned a number of crazy baby conspiracy theories and cries of ‘she’s not pregnant!’ Definitely one of the strangest tales to have leaked from the Beyoncé camp. There were even rumors that she had chosen to raise Jay Z’s secret love child. Putting her foot down, Bey had had enough even releasing a video that angrily responded to the crazies. The lady doth protest too much, methinks.
10. THAT Elevator Fight
When Beyoncé’s younger sister Solange, went absolutely bat sh*t crazy on Jay Z in an elevator in 2014, the paps must have thought Christmas had come early. With more than a million rumors about what on earth prompted Solange to kick the living daylights into her brother in law, only those that were inside that dreaded elevator know the truth, and what will happen to them if they spill. However, it’s the photographs that were taken when leaving the elevator that reveal the most. With Bey sporting a painted on smirk while everyone else looks miserable, fiercely protecting brand Beyoncé at all costs.
9. Louis Tussaud’s Waxwork Model
Dubbed the ‘world’s worst waxwork museum,’ the hidden gem can be find in the midst of Niagara Falls. With famous stars such as John Lennon to Oprah Winfrey, it is their rendition of Queen Bey that really makes the grade. Complete with name tag in case you have no idea who it is supposed to be. The model looks more like an air steward after a 24-hour flight rather than Sasha Fierce herself.
8. When She Almost Fell Over
As well as trying to rid the internet of unflattering photographs. Beyoncé very nearly had to call her publicist again. This time regarding her heels. Whilst performing at the Super Bowl, Bey impressed all over the world. Strutting her stuff with some serious slick choreography Beyoncé very nearly took a tumble when trying to stand after squatting. Forever the professional, she managed to pull it together making it even look like she did it on purpose! However, as the perfectionist we all know and love, these pictures say something else and Bey is probably not happy about them.
7. When She Did Fall Over!
This time she actually did fall, face planting for the world to see. Tumbling face first down a flight of stairs during a concert in Orlando, Queen Bey was dressed head to toe in a red trench coat and heels. Singing one of her most famous hits ‘Ring the Alarm’, Bey recovered without even missing so much as a beat. Jokingly she then asked her fans to not share the video on the internet, asking ‘Don’t put it on YouTube’. It was later revealed that she had asked her publicist once again to find and remove all pictures/videos from the internet. I hope that publicist is paid extra!
6. When She Got Caught Lip Syncing
For someone with such an amazing voice it is surprising that she would get caught lip syncing especially at an event with a ton of photographers snapping your every moment. However, singing the American national anthem at Obama’s inauguration – Bey did just that.
Often referring to herself as a ‘perfectionist’, Beyoncé was quoted as saying ‘I practice until my feet bleed and I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra, due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable taking a risk. It was about the president and the inauguration, and I wanted to make him and my country proud, so I decided to sing along with my pre-recorded track, which is very common in the music industry. And I’m very proud of my performance.’ Hmm, do you buy it?
5. Bey And The Machine
With a signature main, Beyoncé’s luscious locks have also gotten her into a few scraps of her own. While singing at a concert in Montreal, Canada, the singer didn’t seem to bat an eyelid when her luscious curls became tangled in a giant fan that was situated behind her. Again, ever the professional, she continued to sing all whilst a harem of burly men began attempting to untie her locks from the viscous blades. Seeing the funny side she jokingly re-wrote the lyrics to her song Halo, penning ‘Gravity can’t begin, to pull me out of the fan again/ I felt my hair was yankin/ From the fan that’s always hatin.’
4. When Princess Eugenie Didn’t Know The Words
Although she and many others may see her as the ultimate ‘Queen of Pop,’ what do you do when actual Royalty show up? Make them sing your songs of course! Doing just that, Beyoncé was left red faced when she attempted to goad England’s Princess Eugenie into singing the words to one of her most famous records. Eugenie, who is 1st cousin to Harry and William, clearly had other ideas and instead stood there looking completely blank. Whipping back around and continuing to sing Beyoncé seemed to find the funny side, however, you know she was probably seething inside.
3. Unfortunate Grammy Malfunction
It happens but wardrobe malfunctions are not an often occurrence in Beyoncé’s repertoire. However, she did just that when presenting a Grammy to boy pal Bruno Mars in February 2016. Going in for the congratulatory kiss on the cheek, her dress began to move in a very awkward direction, resulting in a very awful over share. With the usual flawless Queen Bey showing off some serious crotch shot it wasn’t until after the show that she became aware. Resulting in a probable phone call to the ever abiding publicist.
2. When She Used To Dress Like This
Now renowned for her flawless sense of style and image, Beyoncé wasn’t always a fashionista. Far from it. With Tina Knowles (her Mother) acting as her stylist for most of her career, it was in Destiny’s Child that Tina really got to work. Often seen sporting color coordinated costumes, inches of fabric and themed clothing, it was the jewel encrusted braziers that really propelled them to stardom. However, something must have worked as Destiny’s Child went on to become one of the most successful girl bands in the world. And as the saying goes, the rest is history.
1. Untouched L’Oreal Campaign
When it was revealed that Queen Bey was mere mortal just like ourselves, the whole world went nuts. Human after all, leaked photographs of an untouched and ‘normal’-looking Beyoncé found their way onto the internet, shocking millions. However, still looking as fabulous as ever, it is certainly refreshing to see that the world’s most beautiful woman still has skin issues like everybody else. With over two hundred photos leaked, the images caused a stir especially within Bey’s fan base. With one particular group known as The Beyhive causing a riot, the pictures were eventually taken down.