To keep it real, I’m pretty tired of people talking about how perfect Beyonce is. Not only is it really getting old, but it’s also not true. No human being is perfect. Even Beyonce has her slip ups from time to time. People seem to worship everything that their Queen Bey does, but she is a person just like everyone else and no person is without flaws. There have been plenty of embarrassing things that Beyonce wants her fans to forget. But really though, I’m serious. It is a lengthy list, just like the rest of us could have.
For the record, I am not a hater. I am just one for always keeping it real and I am over anyone acting like this girl is absolutely perfect and she can do no wrong. Just like you and I, Beyonce has made some missteps here and there. Just like you and I, she has told some lies. Just like you and I, she has worn some tacky and outdated outfits. I can go on and on.
If you still don’t believe me, then at least hear me out. Check out this list of 16 embarrassing things that Beyonce wants her fans to forget about.
16. She Copied Other Singers’ Outfits
Imitation is the greatest form of flattery, right? Well apparently, not everyone feels this way. A Serbian pop star Jelena Karleusa accused Beyonce of stealing her looks and posted side by side photos with dates showing that she did indeed rock the looks first. Beyonce has also been accused of copying Jennifer Lopez’s outfits as well. It’s not too much of a coincidence for famous pop stars to have some of the same outfits, but a lot of these looks have become iconic and associated with Beyonce so she is obviously not going to give credit or admit to taking style cues from anyone.
15. She Took Credit For Songs She Did Not Write
Beyonce is good at a lot of things so I don’t get why she feels the need to take credit for something she did not even do. Beyonce has claimed to write a bunch of songs that she actually had nothing to do with other than just singing the lyrics. Not every artist writes her own songs and there is nothing wrong with that, but it is super shady to lie and get credit for something she did not even do. SMH, girl.
14. She Was Accused Of Faking Her Pregnancy
This sounds like the most insane news story in the world, but there are lot of people who believe that Beyonce faked her pregnancy with Blue Ivy. It seems weird since Blue Ivy looks exactly like Jay Z, but there were some pretty suspicious incidents during Beyonce’s pregnancy that led some fans to believe that she really had the baby via surrogate. For instance, it looks like Beyonce’s pregnancy belly deflated and folded over during her appearance on an Australian talk show, prompting many people to wonder if she was faking her pregnancy with some sort of prosthetic belly. Yes, this is a pretty outrageous claim, but it was also never denied so it makes the conspiracy theorists continue to wonder about the truth.
13. She Had a Nip Slip At The Super Bowl
Well damn, talk about unfair. Janet Jackson gets vilified and ostracized when her nipple was exposed during a Super Bowl halftime show performance, but everyone got to see Beyonce’s nipple at the Super Bowl and she didn’t have a lick of scandal. There is something super suspect about that. Plus, we actually have Janet Jackson to thank for YouTube since her performance inspired the creation of the video sharing website. And Beyonce got off scot-free and no one ever really mentions it. Nip slips happen to the best of us and it’s (usually) a total accident so it’s not a major deal, but it does occur from time to time and it did happen to Beyonce— she just wants everyone to forget about it.
12. Her Sister Went Crazy On Her Husband In An Elevator
This is obviously something that no one is going to forget about ever, but Beyonce is definitely trying to push it in the past. Even in the footage of the incident, Beyonce seemed so over it and tried to distance herself. Every family has drama, but most of us have the luxury of keeping it private. But in this case, I don’t think anyone is ever going to get over Solange Knowles going ape shit on Jay Z in an elevator. I would love to see Beyonce going crazy on her sister after this incident because that has to be what happened after.
11. Her Father Had An Affair Resulting In A Love Child
Like most celebrity parents who manage their children, Matthew Knowles seems like one shady dude. And that is because he is. Not only was he allegedly cheating on Beyonce’s mom Tina with a bunch of girls, but Matthew Knowles actually ended up fathering a child outside of his marriage. Oh and there are rumors that there is another Matthew Knowles offspring in existence. How scandalous! So Blue Ivy has a little uncle walking around that she’s probably never going to meet because Beyonce wants nothing to do with her adulterating father and his illegitimate love child. And you know she’s never going to mention this one in the press either, got to keep up the ruse of perfection. And I don’t blame her, her father doesn’t deserve any more press or fame.
10. She Tried To Make Her “Sasha Fierce” Alter Ego A Thing
This is a career move that I never understood. Beyonce had a pretty fierce persona on her own, why did she need to create another one and name her. She was already a pretty energetic performer as it was, so it seemed pretty pointless to try and convince us that Beyonce becomes this other person named “Sasha Fierce” when she performs. No one took that seriously and her fans are happy to just give credit to Beyonce herself. Sasha, who?
9. She Clearly Photoshopped Her Instagram Posts
This is another move that I just didn’t understand. It’s obvious that Beyonce works out hard and has a slamming body. So it’s pretty insane for her to post multiple Instagram photos with very blatant photoshopping. No human has a rectangular shaped thigh gap like that and it’s extremely embarrassing that Beyonce posted multiple photos that were obviously heavily edited. In all honesty, that move did nothing but make her look bad when she would have looked hot on her own.
8. She Used To Be In Destiny’s Child With 3 Other People
Destiny’s Child is always getting praise as one of the best girl groups of our time, but I always feel bad about it because Destiny’s Child was not originally Beyonce, Kelly, and Michelle like we all know today. Originally, Beyonce and Kelly were in the group with other people. LeTavia Roberson, LeToya Luckett, and Farrah Franklin were all former Destiny’s Child members who got the boot, but no one ever talks about those girls and I’m sure Beyonce forgets that they even exist. They get zero credit for the success of Destiny’s Child.
7. She Fired Her Own Father
Well obviously Matthew Knowles is not the best dude on the planet. He cheated on Beyonce’s mom and I just find it hard to trust anyone who manages their own child for money. But what made Queen Bey give her own dad the axe? Beyonce opened up about it in an Oprah interview and just claimed that the two fought all the time, which I find pretty vague. The dude was obviously very smarmy and shady AF. I don’t blame Beyonce for firing this loser at all.
6. She Lip Synced At Obama’s Inauguration
Singing at the inauguration for President Obama is a huge deal. I don’t know if Beyonce was nervous about the acoustics or what, but she ended up lip syncing for the performance. So how did she justify this one? Beyonce said, “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.” I get her point, but I have never seen her not come through in a live performance so this honestly seems like a cop out to me. She should have just done it live.
5. She Has A Step Sister
So this isn’t exactly “embarrassing,” but it can be filed away as another one of those topics that Beyonce seems to avoid. Her mother remarried and now Beyonce has a stepsister named Bianca Lawson and I wouldn’t be shocked if that name sounded familiar to you. It turns out that she is a little bit famous herself. She is an eternally youthful actress who has been playing teenage characters on shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, and My So-Called Life. And even with all of that, she isn’t a celebrity so maybe Beyonce is afraid that this new family member is trying to use her for a come-up?
4. She Had Unflattering Photos Removed From The Internet
I totally see how Beyonce could feel about unflattering photos circulating on the internet, but I feel like it’s a small price to pay in exchange for being a global superstar. Yes, I totally freak out and untag unflattering Facebook photos, but that’s pretty passive in comparison to the way-too-controlling move that Beyonce and her camp tried to pull off. Her publicist emailed several publications and asked them not to post unflattering photos of Beyonce’s face. Not only is that extremely obnoxious, but that is obviously going to add more attention to the situation resulting in more people talking about and sharing the photos. Such a silly move.
3. She Lost The Spotlight To Jennifer Hudson In Dreamgirls
I honestly forgot that Beyonce was in Dreamgirls. All I remember about that movie was Jennifer Hudson killing the vocals and winning every acting award possible. Beyonce was really hoping to make her mark on the acting world and get some acting awards herself, but that did not actually end up happening. Life definitely imitated art on this one and Jennifer Hudson stole the show from Beyonce and it became her big movie. And I cannot help wonder if Jennifer Hudson’s success made Beyonce jealous.
2. She Has Slipped On Stage
This is no big deal. I’m sure that every famous musical artist who tours a lot has tripped in public. It just becomes a shocking story when the “flawless” Queen Bey is the one slipping up in public. There have been plenty of times when Beyonce fell during a performance and her loyal fans had no issue recording the incidents and posting them on the internet. Beyonce should be ashamed for her fans who sold her out, not for tripping and falling.
1. She Was A Teenager When She Got With Jay Z
Jay Z and Beyonce are always so vague when it comes to conveying the timeline of their relationship. Yes, I get that it is their own private business, but they are famous figures and their lives are captivating to the public and their fans want to know as much as they can. The story has been changed around a few times and many suspect that it’s because the two actually met when Beyonce was 17, which is illegal. But anyway, let’s assume that it was 18. This means that Jay Z was 29 which is a pretty big difference that point in people’s lives. But in all honesty, celebrities grow up so fast that I’m sure she was way mature than any other teen. Nevertheless, the couple is notoriously inconsistent when it comes to explaining this.
This just goes to show you that no one is perfect. Even Beyonce has embarrassing moments that she would like the rest of the world to forget about!
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