As a celebrity, you want to be looking your best at all times because there are always cameras around. Those pictures can stay around forever, and the last thing you want to see is an unflattering image of yourself on the internet. When it comes to Beyoncé, she’s a known diva with a fame level that doesn’t accept unflattering photos. There isn’t much that can be done about it once they’re loose, but Beyoncé has a publicity team that sure tries their hardest to get images off the internet.
There are certainly specific photos that you may or may not have seen of the singer that give Beyoncé anxiety. Her team has tried to request to have photos taken down from a couple of Super Bowl performances that came off as very unflattering to the star.
Beyoncé wants to be known as a polished singer who looks flawless at all times. She doesn’t want to see her face contorted or her body looking less than vicious. If you actually put some time into it, though, you’ll find that there are quite a few photos that Beyoncé probably doesn’t want you to see. There are definitely a few that might put a smile on your face because we’ve all been there when a friend posts an unflattering photo of yourself online, and worse, tags you in it. It’s probably at that moment that you wish that you too had a publicity team working for you. “Take it down, @#$%@!”
15. The Stripper Pose
Not the most flattering photo of the singer. The last time most of you guys saw that image was probably amateur night at the club, am I right? We’re not really sure why she decided on throwing her leg up in the air, but considering her outfit, she doesn’t leave much to the imagination. We would rather not see her legs spread and contorted in weird ways. Let’s keep these kinds of poses to the dark rooms, shall we? But Beyoncé has more than exceeded our expectations of a modern independent woman, so she’s forgiven for the pose. “I remember being in Japan when Destiny’s Child put out ‘Independent Women,’ and women there were saying how proud they were to have their own jobs, their own independent thinking, their own goals. It made me feel so good, and I realized that one of my responsibilities was to inspire women in a deeper way.”
14. Checking on Her Man
As confident as Beyoncé makes herself out to be, she’s just the same as all the other girls out there. We want to know what our men are doing on the phone and who’s texting them. It’s a powerful image in the sense that it’s obvious that Beyoncé is trying to read Jay-Z’s messages. We can’t even blame her for doing it with all the cheating rumors going on about Jay-Z. It’s not even the first photo that we’ve seen like this; it seems that Beyoncé has her low-key glance in a lot of pictures, especially at the game. It must be hard to be in a relationship where your man is rich and popular. There would certainly be women all over the world that would like to take Beyoncé’s place. “I’m a human being, and I fall in love, and sometimes, I don’t have control of every situation.” We feel you, girl! Don’t you worry!
13. She Roars Like a Tiger
She looks like she’s roaring here. We almost picture He-Man saying, “I am He-Man, Master of the Universe.” Then, of course, we would expect her to change into her alter ego. That doesn’t happen, of course. Instead, she gets her team to go after the news blogs to try to have her pictures taken down. She’s a very muscular woman, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but her muscles, with bursting veins, come off as very Hulk-like in the photos. It’s crazy! She’s always been interested in strong females with strong bodies, however. “Tina Turner is someone that I admire because she made her strength feminine and sexy. Marilyn Monroe because she was a curvy woman. I’m drawn to things that have the same kind of silhouettes as what she wore because our bodies are similar.” Tina Turner was definitely a force to be reckoned with.
12. The Sneak Peek
There she goes again, and it happens to be at another sporting event. It’s cool, girl. We totally understand. We have to keep them in line somehow. Just kidding… well, kind of. The truth of the matter is, Jay-Z has ladies all around him all the time, and with those rumors spreading around, it can’t be good. We can’t imagine why anyone would step out on such a gorgeous woman, but it wouldn’t be the first time, and we don’t think it’s ever going to be the last time. These photos are unflattering to the Queen B, however, because they show her lack of confidence — that she should even have to worry about things like this. She has her own opinions, too, of a man’s role. “I truly believe that women should be financially independent from their men. And let’s face it: money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define value. They define what’s sexy. And men define what’s feminine. It’s ridiculous.”
11. These Girls Have Similarities
We’re not the only ones who’ve noticed the MANY photos that scream of insecurity on Beyoncé’s part. Ugandan Socialite Zari Hassan took notice of Beyoncé’s photo and then Tweeted about it. She has similar photos of her and her boyfriend, Diamond Platnumz, and she thought it was hilarious that Beyoncé was checking the phone just like she was. If that doesn’t magnify the situation, then we don’t know what would. It’s all about watching your man, ladies! She posted this photo on Instagram and stated, “Thought I was the only one who does this… where ma ladies at?” It would’ve been hilarious had Beyoncé responded, but she was probably telling Jay-Z at the time that she wasn’t really checking his phone. It just goes to show that all ladies are the same when it comes to the dating world.
10. She Looks Like The Hulk
Doesn’t Beyoncé look like she might just rip through this photo in seconds and turn into something green? You may have seen the memes floating around where people turned this image into a Hulk replica. There’s also one where someone added a weight bar to the photo as if she were powerlifting. But it totally worked! We can see why Beyoncé wouldn’t want this photo flying around, but it’s kind of expected, when you’re doing dance routines, that you may not look perfect all the time. We understand that Beyoncé, who’s notorious for being a diva, wants to look flawless all the time. Did you not see her pregnancy photos? This particular photo was posted on Buzzfeed, and her publicist went to work immediately, trying to have the photo taken down, but since there are now 1,000 variations of the same photo online, the publicist’s strategy probably didn’t work as well as hoped.
9. The Super Bowl Smile
The Super Bowl wasn’t the best night for Beyoncé and her team. When photos started floating around from that night, the star must’ve snapped. This photo isn’t too bad; she just looks like she may be on Xanax. But when it came to her publicist, she was on a mission. They contacted Buzzfeed and said that this photo was only one of “the seven worst photos of Beyoncé” and asked to have them taken down. We’re not sure who Beyoncé thinks she is, but she may really believe that she runs the world. If anything, that’s just going to keep the photos up longer. The publicist stated, “I am certain that you will be able to find some better photos,” wrote Yvette, before pointing out, “The worst (pictures) are #5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 19 and 22.” She suggested that they should be able to find more suitable photos for their site.
8. Her Hair is on Fire
Beyoncé may want to consider getting someone who can train her face. We don’t often see too many celebrities with these weird faces during dance scenes. She needs to learn to smile while dancing or hold her expression. Her face often contorts in so many weird ways that we end up with photos like these. Her hair is wild and looks as if it has a mind of its own. For such a beautiful woman, we can see why she’s trying to pull these photos from the internet because some of them make her look a little manly. “When you love and accept yourself, when you know who really cares about you, and when you learn from your mistakes, then you stop caring about what people who don’t know you think.” We’re not really sure that we believe you, Beyoncé.
7. Raging Against the Machine
We have to admit this whole roll of film didn’t do Beyoncé any justice at all. She looks pissed in this photo, and it’s not becoming at all. She looks like she’s about to bust up some buildings. We would love to watch the Super Bowl performance all over again so we can see if we can pick out these faces during her performance. Poor girl… but that’s the price of fame, being in the public eye at all times. She’s transcended from being just a pop star, though. She’s come a long way from Destiny’s Child, and we have to give her a lot of credit for that. “I’m over being a pop star. I don’t wanna be a hot girl. I wanna be iconic. And I feel like I’ve accomplished a lot. I feel like I’m highly respected, which is more important than any award or any amount [sic] of records. And I feel like there comes a point when being a pop star is not enough.”
6. Bring All the Ladies In
Beyoncé needs to take a lesson from her ladies. They all have neutral expressions on their faces, but she looks like she’s about to shift into her werewolf form. She’s not even singing, so there’s really no reason for her mouth to be open at all. We’re not sure if it’s just that she’s exerting herself too much, but her expression is bizarre, to say the least. She should focus on smiling when she isn’t singing, and she would look less angry. It’s like her whole Super Bowl performance was one was one big rage fest. We’re not sure why she has all these angry expressions, but they definitely aren’t flattering for her. “We all have our imperfections. But I’m human, and you know, it’s important to concentrate on other qualities besides outer beauty.” For someone who’s only worried about inner beauty, she sure tried to pull those photos quickly, though.
5. She’s Going to Attack
Tell me she doesn’t look like she might be in attack mode right now. She’s gonna pounce, and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. She was on a roll at the Super Bowl, and we can’t help but cringe at some of these photos. They’re just so awful. That expression she uses is a common one, and it’s not the least bit flattering. You would think after all her years on stage, she would be able to control her expressions. Her face right now is fierce, and they caught her at the perfect camera angle to make this look like a comedy routine. We know she must’ve been frustrated with these photos. She probably logged on the next morning to see the exposure from the night before and then just whispered, “what the…” With photos like that, it’s no wonder. “I mean, I feel like you get more bees with honey. But that doesn’t mean I don’t get frustrated in my life.”
4. She Has a Strange Eye
We aren’t sure what Beyoncé is seeing in the audience, but she doesn’t like it one bit. Is it all the phones in the audience, or did someone happen to flash her? It’s a hilarious photo because not only is she at a weird angle but it also looks like she’s having a serious internal monologue right now, and it’s not a happy one. What was going on in the songstress’ mind just then? Well, at least her outfit looks nice! Is she nervous? Because she certainly looks iffy about what’s going on in her audience. “I think it’s healthy for a person to be nervous. It means you care — that you work hard and want to give a great performance. You just have to channel that nervous energy into the show.” Poor Beyoncé. There are just some images she’ll never get over.
3. That Time That She Had Crazy Eyes
Seriously, the list just goes on with the Super Bowl photos. We would actually like to see if there was one flattering photo taken of the singer because there seems to be a lot of bad photos that went viral of Beyoncé, and no wonder she went nuts. She looks like she may have gone off the deep end in this photo, with the crazy eyes and the tilted head. But no…she’s just singing a song. It may just be the camera angle or the fact that she’s in motion in the photo, but there’s a whole lot of crazy going on here. One thing that’s obvious in all her photos is that this girl has a hard time just being “chill.” “I wanted to sell a million records, and I sold a million records. I wanted to go platinum; I went platinum. I’ve been working nonstop since I was 15. I don’t even know how to chill out.”
2. Where’s My Ring?
Well, she did once state, “If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it,” and it’s obvious from this picture that she takes that pretty seriously. She may have been mid-performance here. We aren’t sure, but that usually is the root of all her terrible photos. Beyoncé definitely doesn’t have much luck when it comes to her expressions, but she should probably work on that, right? Be proactive! No matter what she does or how she looks, she’s always been focused, and that’s why she’s the Diva she is today. “I don’t really like to call myself a brand, and I don’t like to think of myself as a brand. I’m a singer, a songwriter, a musician and a performer. And an actress. And all the other things that I do. When you add it all together, some might call it a brand, but that’s not my focus.”
1. Her Hair-Flip Move
This is another great example of how Beyoncé has no idea what she’s doing with her face at any given time. She actually looks like she might be having a bowel movement here, and we’re really sorry about that. Her hair is flipping over, and she’s sporting what’s now called her “angry face.” She has a lot of unattractive photos, and you would think she would just keep a smile on her face instead of… whatever this is. Beyoncé didn’t just rise to her position. She was always an upper-class lady with a great life, but she definitely took that life to a whole new level. “I grew up upper-class. Private school. My dad had a Jaguar. We’re African-American, and we work together as a family, so people assume we’re like the Jacksons. But I didn’t have parents using me to get out of a bad situation.”
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