Beyoncé is one of the most recognizable celebrities in the world, so it comes as no surprise that she is also the subject of incredible speculation and some of Hollywood’s most ridiculous rumors. Though Queen Bey seems to take it all in stride, we couldn’t help but call out some of the most insane, off-the-wall and absolutely ludicrous whispers even a BeyHive hater wouldn’t believe (well, any reasonable BeyHive hater. Lol). So without further adieu, here are the most ridiculous Beyoncé rumors to hit the web.
A PRESIDENTIAL AFFAIROne of the most ridiculous Beyoncé rumors would have to be rumblings of an alleged affair between Queen Bey and President Barack Obama. While there is no doubt that we love “Scandal” and the thought of some Olivia Pope-Presidential drama gets us all giddy, there was absolutely no truth to these whispers. The mere thought that the president and the pop queen will stray from their partners is downright preposterous. Look elsewhere, rumor mill.
SOLANGE IS BEYONCE’S DAUGHTER
Somewhere, someone got the idea that Beyoncé’s age is fabricated — not just so she can be competitive as a young R&B seductress, but to hide the fact that she had a daughter at a very young age. Who’s the daughter? Her sister, Solange.
STRAIGHT BEEFIN’Now this one was only a matter of time. With their famous lovers dominating the hip-hop game, Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian were destined to have a “feud” created between them. Rumor has it that Beyoncé gave Kim the bridesmaid snub, refusing to be in her wedding party. While that could very well be true — and so could some animosity between the two — there’s no way that this is going to escalate to “Real Housewives”-level drama. These two working moms seem far too preoccupied with their own lives to really waste their time complaining about each other.
A NEGLECTED BROTHER
Matthew Knowles’ infidelity has been widely documented in the past, but it’s a true shame Beyoncé is getting dragged into that mess years after the fact. Recently, one of Matthew’s mistresses came forward to tell how she and their son, Nixon, have found themselves down and out. She told In Touch: “I can’t imagine how Beyoncé feels knowing she has a homeless brother. I know if I were in the same position, I would reach out. Maybe she is too busy.” While I certainly feel for her, I have a difficult time believing Bey is truly culpable for her father’s actions if this story is true.
NO BUN IN THE OVEN?One of the ugliest Beyoncé rumors to rear its head was certainly allegations that she had faked her pregnancy. While we could go on at length as to how terrible these accusations truly were, we think Beyoncé did a pretty good job herself explain things in a 2013 issue of GQ: “I felt like I kind of had to protect my mother [Tina], because when people made up the silliest rumor about me not really being pregnant, she was there when I went through all of those things. And my sister [Solange]. They were very, very defensive. It’s not personal to me, and it comes along with the job, but the lack of respect — people will just go too far sometimes.” Well said, Bey, well said.
DIVA DEMANDSEvery successful female singer has battled with her share of demanding diva rumors and Beyoncé has been no exception. Every so often, whispers of her outlandish demands (from $60,000 cedar cots being flown in for her to orders not to look at or speak to the songstress) have hit the gossip pages. While we’re sure that Beyoncé has some quirks (no one could be that perfect, could they?), we really have a hard time believing that she would be the rude, obnoxious, superficial chick that some folks are quick to paint her out to be.
DESTINY’S DRAMAWe’re not so naive as to hitch our wagon behind the Kelly-Rowland-loves-Beyoncé bandwagon. There’s got to be at least a tinge of jealousy from the lesser-successful members of Destiny’s Child. But with that said, we don’t think their feud has risen to biblical proportions. There really seems to be some love between Kelly, Beyoncé and Michelle, and we think any rumors to the contrary, that try to stoke a little resentment into massive hatred are way, way, way overblown.
YONCE AND THE ILLUMINATI
… because there has to be some reason for her success other than talent.
CHILD, PLEASEBeyoncé’s reproductive health seems to be quite a concern for the celebrity rumor mill. As if accusing her of faking a pregnancy wasn’t bad enough, Beyoncé also battled the more ridiculous rumor of wanting to use a surrogate to have her daughter, Blue Ivy, so as to not gain weight. In her documentary, Life Is But A Dream, Beyoncé says “There’s a stupid rumor. The most ridiculous rumor I think I’ve ever heard about me. It’s crazy. To think I would be that vain – I respect mothers and women so much and to be able to experience bringing a child into this world, if you’re lucky and fortunate enough to experience that, I would never, ever take that for granted. It’s the most powerful thing you can do. Especially after losing a child, the pain and trauma from that just makes it mean so much more to get an opportunity to bring life into the world. It seems like people should have boundaries.” Preach!
DANCE FOR YOUWhat is she, Jennifer Lopez? Leave it to the celebrity rumor mill to concoct a Beyoncé-falls-for-backup-dancer story for a few new headlines. We’ll give it to them, backup dancer Laurant is sure a cutie, but we certainly didn’t buy that she was stepping out on hubby Jay-Z with this cat. And quite frankly, if it’s MediaTakeOut that’s reporting “we are hearing ALL KINDS OF RUMORS about Beyoncé and the CLOSE PERSONAL FRIENDSHIP that she struck up with her male dancer Laurant,” we’ll take that info.
With a grain of salt.
Bey, we love you, but what is up with your family sometimes? First dad Matthew is stepping out with a plethora of chicas, then uncle Larry Beyince spills his guts to the folks over at Celebuzz. Dishing about his niece’s private life, Larry made sure to throw some jabs at Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s union: “He was after her and she wasn’t. She told me she wasn’t too particularly fond of him. I would see him with her and pictures of them, I heard rumors they were together and she told me ‘no.’ You know how women get that look like ‘eww.’ I guess she wasn’t attracted to him. But as long as he treats her well and makes her happy, that’s all I ever wanted. He’s okay with me.”
KELLY AND BEYONCE – SISTERS?
Matthew was certainly busy, but not that busy.
OH NO YOU DON’T, RIRIFirst it was beef with Kim Kardashian and Kelly Rowland, now RiRi is apparently getting in on the action. Earlier this year, the gossip birds started chirping that RiRi and Jay-Z were all up in each other’s grills during a Grammys pre-show party. And by all up in each other’s grill, they gave one another a hug. Of course some sites on the internet interpreted that as RiRi wanted to invite Jay under her umbrella. We think it’s safe to say that they were seriously incorrect.
IF THEY ONLY KNEWAs the anticipation grew for Beyoncé’s follow-up to her 2011 release, 4, so started rumors and speculation. Funny how in all those reports, no one seemed to see a digital-first project in her future. Guess we’ll count that as a gossip fail.