There was a time, earlier on in their careers, where people used to link Beyoncé and Jay Z’s imagery to all sorts of conspiracy theories. Many might remember that they’ve been famously said to be a part of the “Illuminati,” with Jay’s “Roc” triangle hand signal being said to indicate that. Well, years later and now we can add another conspiracy theory to the bunch.
Many may remember back in 2017 when the news was spreading the story that Beyoncé was faking her pregnancy. That being said, one of the most recognizable people in the world is bound to be caught up in Internet chatter and myth but 2020 is proving that there seems to be no end to the things people come up with.
When that controversy unfolded, Tina Knowles, Beyonce’s mother, even spoke up on her behalf about how ridiculous the “controversy” was – which also included rumors that Beyonce’ also used a surrogate to have her daughter Blue Ivy. “I thought it was very unfair and very cruel that someone would think that someone would be that diabolical to keep up a charade like that for nine months,” said Knowles to Billboard. “As a mother it was painful for me to hear the crazy rumors. And I even had people ask me, which was so ridiculous.”
“That was crazy. It wasn’t hurtful, it was just crazy,” the 16-time Grammy winner told People magazine in an interview, saying: “Where did they come up with this?” The October before Blue Ivy was born, Queen Bey also shot down the speculation as “stupid, ridiculous and false,” through her publicist, after a video of her interview with the Australian talk show Sunday Night HD fueled fake-bump chatter when her stomach appeared to deflate on camera.
“It was a fabric that folded – does fabric not fold? Oh my gosh, so stupid,” she said.
Tina Knowles is still defending her daughter with regards to Internet gossip. Following the release of the trailer for “Black Is King”, Beyoncé’s latest visual album set to be released on Disney+, some critics slammed her for “cultural appropriation.” The trailer features Beyoncé and an array of Black creators and talent – some of whom appear are from Africa – dressed in traditional African garb.
Knowles-Lawson slammed right back in her daughter’s defense. “How do you appropriate the black culture when you are black? She has a right to her heritage as well as anyone else in the world. Just consider young sisters I love you and brothers thank you for your balance and speaking up,” Tina said.
Well, it seems like this latest rumor will almost certainly elicit a response from…someone.
KW Miller, a Florida congressional candidate, has taken to Twitter in a bizarre rant in which he claims that Beyoncé is “not African American,” and implies that her real name is Ann Marie Lastrassi.
The thread also includes theories about Patti LaBelle and B-L-M.
See the thread below.