Beyoncé may keep her private life private, but that doesn’t mean she would lie to her fans about her real age.
There’s something so mysterious and captivating about the diva. Beyoncé’s age and musical background has been a mystery for years. There are conspiracy theorists who believe that the “7/11” singer has been lying about her age for years. Why would Bey lie about her age? Maybe she wants to make herself appear successful at a younger age, or maybe she wants to appear younger than she really is. It’s not uncommon for women in the entertainment industry to lie about their age.
The rumors about Beyoncé’s age are circulating again, thanks to her estranged father Matthew Knowles. During his interview with Power 105’s The Breakfast Club, he shared a story about Destiny’s Child.
“[Destiny’s Child] had a competitiveness, L.A. Reid had a rival group at the time, and I’ll bet you don’t know who the lead singer was…It was Pink! And she was the exact same age as Beyoncé. Then you had Usher, who was the same age, they were all 14 or 15 years old, living in Atlanta.”
So, what Matthew’s is trying to say is that Beyoncé is around the same age as Pink, 36, and Usher, 37. However, the singer was born in 1981, which makes her 34-years-old. Either Matthew can’t do math, or he can’t remember his own daughter’s age!
According to VH1 News contributor Michael Arceneaux, Beyoncé wouldn’t lie about her age. Arceneaux claims that her father is making headlines not only by name-dropping his daughter, but by bringing up the internet rumors again.
“Beyond that, again, the man is 63-years-old. Not to be an ageist, but my mama is in her 60s and she doesn’t remember how old I am either. Hell, in her 40s and 50s she referred to me with my brother’s name. My sister is nowhere near Matthew’s age and she always has to ask me everyone else in our family’s ages.”
It’s not the first time that Knowles has attempted to piggyback off the success of his famous daughter. Earlier this month, it was revealed that he’s going to teach a class on how aspiring singers can be like Beyoncé. The $199 course is for “aspiring singers, dancers, composers, writers, producers, managers, publicists, attorneys, business managers and all other entertainment industry hopefuls.”
For an extra $100, students will also have a private lunch with Matthew and a photo with Beyoncé’s dad. How exciting.
It’s clear that the powerhouse performer is much more private these days. She barely gives interviews. In fact, the last interview she gave was in 2013, prior to the release of her surprise album, Beyoncé. The singer was featured in a surprise interview and photo shoot for Beat magazine, and ask a few quick questions for the outlet.
Beyoncé answered questions like “What does fear taste like?” She responded, “Success. I have accomplished nothing without a little taste of fear in my mouth.”
When asked which kind of “Beyoncé” she would dress up as for Halloween, she responded, “Destiny’s Child ‘Survivor’ era with the army fatigues. Or maybe Bootylicious with the gold tooth and pink tips in my hair.”
— TIME.com (@TIME) October 19, 2015
When it comes to her favorite songs, she says she loves “Jug” by Fetty Wap and “Holy Ghost” by Kim Burrell. As for her favorite pizza toppings, she enjoys extra tomato sauce with jalapenos.
According to Beat magazine, the “Beyhive” will have to wait to see what else the singer will have to say when the entire issue hits newsstands on Oct. 21. It’ll be interesting to see if Beyoncé will have anything else to say to the magazine. Looks like this elusive chanteuse will let her music speak for itself.
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