Beyonce covers CR Fashion Book, her dad speaks out about her ‘Jedi mind trick’

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Well well well. Beyonce covers the new issue of CR Fashion Book, Carine Roitfeld’s latest fashion magazine endeavor. Roitfeld is tight with Kanye West and Carine has even given Kim Kardashian a cover shoot, plus North West was featured in the last issue of CR Fashion Book. I mean, it’s a no brainer, of course every magazine wants to do a cover with Beyonce, especially when Beyonce isn’t doing many mag cover shoots these days. But I’m just saying… there’s some Kimye Dramz mixed up in here too. But for now, Beyonce seems happy with the way it turned out – Bey even posted the editorial on her Tumblr.

If you go to CR Fashion Book, you can also read the interview/profile/whatever with Beyonce. It’s not really an interview or a profile. They claim that these are Beyonce’s own words, “remixed” by Pulitizer-prize-winning poet Forest Gander. Some lines: “It’s my daughter, she’s my biggest muse. There’s someone we all find out soon, more important than ourselves to lose.” And “You call me a singer, but I’m called to transform, to suck up the grief, anxiety, and loss of those who hear me into my song’s form.” And “Utopias, they don’t much interest me. I always mess things up a bit. Its chaos, in part, that helps us see.” Beyonce didn’t write that stuff.

Meanwhile, as I’m sure many of you heard yesterday, Beyonce’s father did a radio interview and it was a damn mess. Mathew Knowles is a messy person all over – he cheated on Tina Knowles, he has babies he doesn’t support financially, he allegedly skimmed profits from Beyonce, and on and on. When asked about Beyonce’s alleged marriage troubles, Knowles said: “All I know is the Jedi mind trick. Everyone’s talking about it. Ticket sales went up. Solange’s album sales went up 200%!” You can see the interview here.



Photos courtesy of Pierre Debusschere/CR Fashion Book.

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  1. Frida_K says:

    Matthew Knowles and Here’s a Thing Cannon should just zip it and keep it zipped. They contribute nothing to the discourse (aside from comedy, but it is a joke on them, one that gets old and tiresome quickly).


    • Rice says:

      Maybe. But what I want to know is if it was the dark side of the force. I mean if Bey and Jay are Sith Lords ( let’s face it, Solange will never be a Sith Lord), would they really reveal it to the world?

    • LIVEALOT says:

      lmao @ “here’s a thing cannon”. thank you for that.

    • LIVEALOT says:

      love her photos btw

      • Eloise says:

        Those photos are terrible. Ricardo
        Tisci did a terrible job and Bey looks hard faced, dry extensions (straw looks healthier), and what is going on with those awful get-ups?!? Not Bey’s better looks by a long shot.

  2. Loopy says:

    Yes i love me some Bey but it’s like you can see her brain working to form the next sentence,as for Ratty Matty a mess.

    • jaye says:

      This. I’ve always thought she looked a little confused before she answered questions during interviews. I think she’s a fantastic performer, but in interviews she comes off as having all the personality of a wet paper bag. I don’t think she’s dumb, but I DO think that her parents spent so much time grooming her for stardom that may be
      a little…I don’t know…stunted, perhaps? Like she was groomed for stardom but she wasn’t able to develop an identity beyond that.

    • lisa says:

      i cant watch her interviews until someone subtitles them. she is a mushmouth.

  3. GiGi says:

    Bwahaha! Yeah… Beyonce did not say those things. ITA. Bey seems like a fine person, certainly a talented singer and an amazing performer. But verbal communication is not her gift.

    To the Matthew Knowles thing… I’m not shocked he said it, and I wouldn’t be shocked if he was right. Especially since he says, “We’ve done it before.” Well, of course. I feel like there are almost no true scandals anymore and we can thank Kim K. for that, lol. People know that any exposure is good exposure. FFS, Beyonce SANG about the “elevator incident.” If that isn’t keeping it alive, what is!?!?

    • Luca26 says:

      I think the elevator stuff was real but the divorce rumors a deflection and publicity stunt.

      • starrywonder says:

        Agreed. Plus how would her father know anything doesn’t he have some other woman on call to have unprotected sex with?

    • Cynthia says:

      I don’t understand the allusions that Bey is dumb or doesn’t communicate well. I’ve seen enough interviews and concerts to know that whole she speaks slowly kind of, she communicates. I’m Nigerian and English is my second language and my English teacher said speech is for communication which she does perfectly. Tearing others down don’t seem right to begin with. Beyoncé is anything but dumb but feel free to imply that she’s dumb though.
      Matthew Knowles need to shut up. There’s a reason her daughters don’t talk to him. He lost me at that destiny’s child part.
      I think elevatorgate was real and I’m part of the. Beyhive and honestly it’s even a better approach cos then we’ll all be like ” see? No marriage troubles” not that I think there is. At least not the way the media would have us believe

      • GiGi says:

        Whoa, Cyn. In no way did I imply that Beyonce was dumb, but way to bring your own baggage on board. I, too, have seen many interviews and I stand by my statement that I don’t believe Beyonce’s gift is verbal communication.

      • Dolce crema says:

        Verbal communication is not her strength. Other people her age from her home town/ grade school are probably more articulate. She can satisfy the need to communicate clearly but not be a very articulate person, in the scope of how native English speakers express themselves. Thank god she’s not perfect.
        She doesn’t need ESL, so I don’t think an ESL teacher’s advice would apply to her. She should be evaluated on the scale of native English speakers.

    • Cynthia says:

      I’m so sorry, gigi and I come with no baggage. I didn’t say you said that. I said I don’t understand the allusions. I should have written as a separate comment.

    • HH says:

      +1Gigi – I agree that Beyoncé isn’t dumb, but that doesn’t mean that she necessarily communicates well verbally. You can be gifted in one area and suck in the next. Correct me if I’m wrong, but Bey doesn’t do live interviews. Or, if she does, all of the questions have been approved beforehand. Even that can go wrong (*see August Alsina BET interview for reference, hahaha). I think pre-recorded interviews are to deflect from the fact that she isn’t very eloquent, so she needs time to prepare her answers.

  4. V4Real says:

    Matthew may be a mess but he knows his daughters better than all of us. He’s the one who introduced them to the game and he sure taught them to play it well.

    • OriginallyBlue says:

      That’s what I’m saying. He recognizes the game because he taught it to them. He may be a mess, but I doubt that he’s wrong.

      • kaligula says:

        I doubt he’s wrong too but what a selfish and traitorous *slimeball* for coming out and saying that. He must have a huge amount of resentment for her that’s been brewing over the years since she cut him out of her life. Beyoncé must feel so betrayed and disappointed….

  5. NewWester says:

    I guess Mathew Knowles will not get a invite to Thanksgiving dinner at JayZ and Beyoncé’s place this year. I can’t imagine being a celebrity and having to cope with the tabloids reporting things about me and also having to worry about crazy relatives doing interviews as well

    • epiphany says:

      I thought Matthew and Beyawnce were estranged – how on earth would he know the true state of his daughter’s marriage? While I wouldn’t be the least surprised if what he said is true, it sounds more like a conclusion based on what HE used to do as her manager, as opposed to factual knowledge of what’s happening now.
      And, if it is true, it would be the height of immorality to fake an impending divorce just to sell concert tickets…that would make the Carters lower than dirt.

  6. eliza says:

    A Chanel surf board, really?! Is there nothing they won’t put their logo on now?

    Any surfer chick or dude riding the waves on that would be laughed out of the ocean, regardless of skill.

    • WTF says:

      Hahahaha I didn’t even notice the surfboard until I read your comment. This is hilarious. Its a reference to one of her lyrics
      “Then I fill the tub up halfway then ride it with my surfboard, surfboard, surfboard
      Graining on that wood, graining, graining on that wood”

      Knowles is right; this marriage crisis was a publicity stunt. And Beyonce may not be dumb, but she sure sounds dumb whenever she talks.

  7. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I don’t know much about photography, but they managed to take some very blah pictures of an exceptionally pretty woman.

  8. Talie says:

    I thought the same, surprised she did this magazine with its Kimye history. Carine does have fashion power though, so…

  9. Eleonor says:

    While I do not like crappy relatives who run giving interviews about their famous “daughter, cousins etc. etc. ” I really think his point is much more plausible than all the split rumors and the prtwitter denial we had uo to now, and the stunt to the VMA with husband and daughter.

  10. Hissyfit says:

    I love the cover photo. In the second one, where she wear cat ears and fishnet stocking, she looks a lot like Mel B.

    I love how Matthew Knowles told the crew of the radio station that he still manage Destiny’s Child and he’s hoping for a reunion tour soon. Lol. After what he just said, I’m sure Beyonce wouldn’t want to be associated with him.

    • word says:

      Haha yeah that part was weird. How can he still be the manager of a group that no longer exists?

  11. Jaana says:

    He knows nothing. He hasn’t been in their circle for years and Beyonce’ and Solange do not speak to him. He was stealing money from his daughter ( Beyonce’) and impregnating women outside of his marriage, they want nothing to do with him.

    • MsMercury says:

      He is messy af but he taught Bey everything she knows today. Tbh I believe him not because he said it but it just makes sense.

  12. NickT says:

    In her doc on HBO beyonce STRESSED how she doesn’t talk to her dad anymore. Mathew is just mad Bey cut him out of her life. He’s trying to make it seem like he has the inside scoop, when really he’s in the dark. Just like ALL of us.

    • MsMercury says:

      True but she learned from him. Mathew is not only messy in his personal life but his business dealings were unbelievable.

  13. Nev says:

    Kim did it first. haha

    • Cynthia says:

      But in Beyoncé’s defense, hers is better and I’m thinking she was wooed before she did it an opposed to the kardashians who have to beg for everything

      • Nev says:

        Nah not better. They are both not models but I found Kim’s to be more interesting. It was weird and more fashion than this.

      • Artemis says:

        And in the end, we all know Bey earns it, she belongs there. Kim doesn’t and she’s constantly reminded of this.

    • word says:

      Kim did it first ONLY because she’s with Kanye. Beyonce did it on her own merit.

  14. SamiHami says:

    Bland and boring pictures of an average looking bland and boring person.

    • Ken says:

      The way we judge others while hiding ourselves behind a screen is not fair.

      • Tapioca says:

        Ah yes, the old “only Meryl Streep can call Kristen Stewart a bad actress” argument.

        If someone CHOOSES to put themselves in the public eye, there’s no law that states we have to be buying what she’s selling.

    • Nick says:

      She’s average looking? Lmao. If that’s average looking and boring then I wish more average looking women lived near me.

  15. Ken says:

    I thought it was reported that ticket sales for the tour went down after the elevator video tape leaked. Now it if for promo. People should one.

  16. word says:

    I don’t know. Her father is the one responsible for the success of Destiny’s Child. He taught her a lot. I do believe DC used that whole “kicking everyone out of DC/revolving members” to their advantage. I wouldn’t put it passed Beyonce and Jay-Z to stir up gossip just to sell tickets. Remember, at first their tour wasn’t selling so well? After the elevator incident and divorce rumors, their ticket sales skyrocketed. She also changed lyrics to her songs during her shows to fuel fire…they both were playing along. I don’t think Beyonce could handle failure. If the tour didn’t do well, she wouldn’t be able to manage.

  17. Candy Love says:

    This photo shot is boring and I think Beyonce Instagram photographer takes better pictures of her.

    As for Matthew Knowles he needs to stop he has a 3 or 4 year old child he needs to worry about.

  18. LIVEALOT says:

    HA! At this point it does sound better to say it was some “master plan” BUT no… that elevator ish was real. Now using it to your advantage is pr 101. Duh.

  19. Side-Eye says:

    He’s been estranged from her for so long, how would he know the true state of her mind? He seems salty that she’s not paying his child support bills or something.

  20. Brionne says:

    Mathew Knowles is a sh!t talker. No one leaked a video that d a mages their street cred and perfect marriage facade as a “Jedi mind trick”. People really began to question their marriage and dog them with rumors after Solange lost her damn mind on video. Matthew May have been a great OR strategist in his DC manager days but they didn’t leak that video on purpose. He needs to hush and attend to his new children before THEY stop speaking to him too.

  21. MAC says:

    I don’t care how he is judged for how he lives (the stuff you wrote in this post) the Jedi mind trick he talked about I believe. Or in other words a marketing ploy. I do not waste any time with her created illusion of a family. I just had to comment on her dad. I think he rocked it by calling her out.

    • kri says:

      Solange is def on the Dark Side here. The way she Darth Mauled Jay in the elevator showed that. “Jedi mind trick”?! MaThew, please! This man knows as much as the rest of us, I think. All he cares about si sales and getting at least some crumbs off the pie.

  22. DiamondRottweiler says:

    Forrest didn’t win the Pulitzer. He was a finalist. Just saying. Though he is very critically-admired. But he is a really strange choice to have done a “remix,” whatever that is. I wonder why they chose a poet who has absolutely nothing in common aesthetically with Beyonce’s stuff? I mean, a spoken word poet, or a pop culture poet, that’d make sense. Weird.