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Beyonce Hints that Jay-Z Was Her First: 17 Other Facts About Beyonce

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By Yolanda Spivey

Beyonce Giselle Knowles did the unthinkable last week when she released an album on her own without her record company’s backing.  Not only was it one of the most genius marketing ploys of all time, she has already sold more than a million copies.  Born on September 4, 1981 in Houston Texas,  Beyonce started singing at the age of 7.  She has since went on to star in major motion pictures and is known as an international entertainer.  Here are some fun facts about Beyonce that may interest you:

  1. Beyonce performed on Star Search in the early 1990’s with the group Girl’s Tyme. They eventually became Destiny’s Child.
  2. When the group was looking for a new name, her mother went to the bible and her finger touched the name “Destiny” in a verse and the rest is history.
  3. In 2002, Beyonce replaced Britney Spears as the spokeswoman for Pepsi.
  4. In 2007, Beyonce became the first non-supermodel and non-athlete to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue. She was also the second African American woman to ever grace the cover.
  5. It appears that, for some, Beyonce can do no wrong.  In 2010 she came under great scrutiny for performing for Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi so she donated the proceeds to the victims of the Haitian earthquake.
  6. Beyonce named her all girl band “Suga Mama.”
  7. Beyonce loves water of any type—the ocean, river, a bath, etc… She also loves the number 4.
  8. Beyonce was the first female artist to be awarded the International Artist Award at the American Music Awards in 2007.
  9. In 2010 Beyonce and her mother Tina Knowles, opened the Cosmetology Center at the Brooklyn Phoenix House in Brooklyn, New York.
  10. Beyonce hinted that Jay Z took her virginity. She once said in an interview that she only had two love interests in her life and that she never had sex with the first guy. Hhhmmm???
  11. Beyonce was rumored to have dated singer Maques Houston and rapper Mos Def.
  12. Beyonce is allergic to perfume except for her own perfume line.
  13. Her close friends call her “Bee,” “Moth” and “Juju.” She is also known to the world as “Sasha Fierce,” her alter ego when she’s performing on stage.
  14. Beyonce favorite food is Popeye’s Chicken. She also loves butter pecan flavored ice cream.
  15. When she was in grade school, Beyonce was teased by her classmates for having big ears.
  16. Will Smith taught Beyonce how to treat her fan base. She stated that she always treats her fans with respect because Will Smith’s behavior impressed her when she saw him interact with his fans.
  17. Beyonce was named Forbes Richest Celebrity Under 30 raking in over $80 when she was just 29 year old.
  18. When she was a young girl, Beyonce charged her parent’s houseguest $5 to watch her perform. As a teen, she would often sing and dance at her mother’s beauty salon.


  1. What

    December 20, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Lmfao Bey is telling a lie!!! She know jay was not her first.

  2. Ms Thaaaang

    December 20, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    As the song goes: “Whooo Gives’a —-…” We all know most of these celebs images are manufacutured. Destinys Child proclaimed humble rags to riches stories at the beginning of their career, but we later see home movies of them as kids in lavish home settings, followed by Beyonce’s claims of having private schooling in her background (Really???). . Likewise other celebrities lie about their age and how many children they have or dont have all the time. The only thing that matters (to me from a fan’s perspective who enjoys DC/Beyonce’s work), is that they produce enjoyable material. And none of B’s “truths,” founded or unfounded, should or can take away from her undeniable and remarkable talents, nor her proven success record, which I am happy to see.

  3. Devon

    December 21, 2013 at 6:43 am

    Bey might be lying or not about Jay being her first, but as a black woman, I’m proud of her for her accomplishments, and KUDOS to HER for not pushing out a bunch of out of wedlock babies by random dudes (she had the GOOD SENSE to get MARRIED before she had Blue Ivy); kudos to HER for not laying up on her butt collecting welfare and food stamps (she has a GREAT work ethic); for not getting sloppy, obese and out of shape (she KEEPS a bangin’ body, UNLIKE 65% of the black female population) and for being a decent sista (she doesn’t HATE on other women for being beautiful, try to clown other women’s husbands about their looks OR expect those husbands to “do something” for the black community that the WE, black people, can DO for ourselves OR clown other women’s babies before they’re even born, by photoshopping pics and saying the unborn child will look like her “ugly” daddy, then calling those children “ugly” or “not cute” after they’re born). The comments in parenthesis would be the comments that black women made, most without a pot to piss in nor a window to throw it out of. Yup, you hateful azz females (and a few bitch azz men) said/did those things, but yet yall are the MAIN ONES whining about what Jayz AND Beyonce should be ‘doing’ for us, they aren’t obligated to do a dayum thing for us, WE need to get up off OUR LAZY AZZES and DO for ourselves. And NOPE that “ugly nucca” as yall referred to him isn’t obligated to pull out of his deal with Barney’s to appease our delicate sensibilities. Now get up off your azzes and create your OWN wealth like THEY DID.

  4. Tanya

    December 22, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Ditto Devon and very well said!

  5. Phyllis

    December 23, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Who the hell cares who her “first” was?…She got enough money to sew it up and start over, if she wishes to do so!!..I just know she “turned out” now, her last album says so.

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