In Touch: The men in Beyonce’s life are terrible, shady & violent people


I’m struggling to understand why the unauthorized biography of Beyonce is getting so much play in the tabloids this month. The biography is Becoming Beyoncé: The Untold Story, and I guess the publishers sent out advanced copies to In Touch Weekly, Star, Page Six, Radar and more, because those outlets have been running stories based off the book for weeks now. The whole “Jay-Z never dated Rihanna, that was just something that Jay’s people said to jumpstart Rihanna’s career in the beginning” story is from this book. The whole “Beyonce has always been wary of Rihanna” story is from this book. Anyway, In Touch Weekly has some more stuff but I guess they’re trying to pass it off as “the real Bey and Jay are ever more scandalous than the book reveals!”

The new book Becoming Beyoncé: The Untold Story claims to give a comprehensive look inside power couple Jay Z and Beyoncé’s lives, but it doesn’t even scratch the surface when it comes to the scandals, cheating and violence in their secret world. In the new issue of In Touch magazine — on newsstands now — sources reveal explosive new details about Beyoncé and husband Jay Z’s private world and the real bombshell secrets they’ve tried to bury.

“The image the public sees of Beyoncé is not the real Beyoncé,” a source tells In Touch. “There’s a side to her and Jay Z’s world that involves drugs, violence and cheating.”

There have been a number of unsavory accusations of infidelity directed toward not only Beyoncé’s husband, Jay Z, but her father, Mathew, as well.

“One day while Jay and Mathew were at the Beverly Wilshire hotel [in Beverly Hills], a prostitute showed up and caused a huge scene out front,” an insider tells In Touch magazine. “She was screaming wildly that they needed to pay her for [sleeping with] them both.”

“There were endless women around,” adds the insider, “for both Jay Z and Mathew.”

And it wasn’t just infidelity. The family also had to deal with Mathew’s abusive behavior. In October 2008, Mathew “lost it” with Beyoncé’s younger sister Solange. “During a sound check and rehearsal in New York, Mathew said that he snapped and threw Solange against a wall, punched her and knocked her out cold,” the insider tells In Touch. (A rep for Solange declined to comment.)

That was the beginning of the end. The insider says that around this time, Mathew secretly drugged his wife and Beyoncé’s mom, Tina, with sleeping pills in an attempt to keep her under his control. Finally, when Mathew’s mistress Alexsandra Wright revealed that she was pregnant with his love child in 2009, says the insider, “their marriage was over for good.” The divorce was finalized in 2011, the same year Beyoncé severed business ties with her dad.

[From In Touch Weekly]

The more we hear from and about Mathew Knowles, the more I know he’s an utter dirtbag. It would not surprise me at all if he physically abused Tina, Solange and Beyonce. It would not surprise me if he liked hookers. But I don’t really understand how any of that is a reflection on Beyonce? I mean, let’s say Mathew Knowles was the worst bastard in the world. Why is that “scandalous” and not simply a tragedy that Beyonce has overcome? Beyonce owes much of her early success to Mathew’s efforts, of course, but the Beyonce we see today is a product of her own invention, not anyone else’s. As for the rumors that Jay-Z cheats… um, that’s not new information.



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  1. Kate says:

    Well duh.

    • Lucinda says:

      Yes. Exactly. I still think someday we are going to get an epic tell-all much like Tina Turner’s story from Bey but Bey will know how to capitalize on her story in a monumental way.

  2. NewWester says:

    Matthew Knowles is giving me ” Joe Jackson” vibes. Joe Jackson is alleged to have been physically abusive with Micheal Jackson and his brothers when he managed the Jackson Five. Some people should not be parents

    • Mia V. says:

      Matthew Knowles worked Destiny’s Child just like Joe Jackson worked Jackson 5, they knew they had a talented singer, they had vision Beyoncé and MJ would become great artists. The difference is Beyoncé overpowered Matthew, she found an ally in Jay-Z and MJ never overpowered his father, he never had an close ally to help him in this way.

    • LAK says:

      Can we continue to say Joe Jackson’s abuse of his children is ‘alleged’ when all of them acknowledge it? And by all of them, I mean Joe AND all his children, nevermind everybody else who also confirm the abuse.

    • jeanpierre says:

      Matthew Knowles is nothing like Joe Jackson. I don’t know why someone would say that. Absolutely nothing feeds this theory. He is shady, a poor husband, a not-so-great father but I don’t believe for a second that he is physically abusive.

  3. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I agree about the misleading, sensational “Beyoncé is not the real Beyoncé” sounding as if there’s a seedy secret about her. Then the story goes on to reveal that her husband and father are jerks. Why is she responsible for her abusive father? Or cheating husband?

    • V4Real says:

      Beyonce is not the real Beyonce? Is she a clone? 🙂

      • pk says:

        Girl, I think you are on to something. Perhaps more than you know. Have a critical mind…then dig. Forget it if you have no time for that.

    • Elisa the I. says:

      While I find her a very good singer and an AMAZING performer, I don’t get why she continues to wear these fake-ass blong wigs. It would make her more real if she would stop with that IMO.

      • menlisa says:

        It’s her body and her choice.
        Would you tell someone who wasn’t born a redhead to stop coloring or wearing red wigs because you would like them to be “more real’??
        Would you tell someone who is naturally brunette but dyes their blonde or wears blonde wigs to stop doing it because it makes her “fake”?
        Just because she is a black woman doesn’t mean she can only wear one hair color, like the other races she can wear blonde or whatever color she likes.

      • Nayru says:

        I would 😛

      • Elisa the I. says:

        YEAH, OUTRAGE!
        And I just did.

      • The Beldam says:

        Can someone explain to me how she gets a wig to stay like that on her head? Like it doesn’t look like its going anywhere. For the life of me I just don’t understand how it works?!?

      • Bridget says:

        She can wear whatever color hair she likes, but I can personally wish it wasn’t a shade of blond that looks so cheap. She’s got mall-girl hair. That doesn’t work on any ethnicity.

    • Wren says:

      He father’s behavior is hardly her fault, and it’s not so much “seedy backstory” as a tragedy. I can see how certain folks would want to blame her in part for her husband’s behavior, for allowing it and so on, but extending that to her father? That’s a huge reach from already shaky ground.

      Yes, I fully believe the Beyonce we see is NOT the real Beyonce, but that’s true of just about EVERY famous person, doubly so for those with a Brand based on themselves. It hardly makes her different or sketchy.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        Letting her father’s skeleton’s out of the closet isn’t scandelous. It explains alot as far as why Bey would stay with a cheater (if that’s true) and maybe even some other symptomatic issues, but his sins do not define her.

  4. EM says:

    Don’t care for Beyonce or her entourage. Overrated singers and musicians [if one can use a term like musician].

    • Naya says:

      Beyonce doesn’t move with a clique of galpals (that’s TSwift and Rihanna) or hairdressers & dancers (that’s KatyP). She’s very introverted and her “entourage” consists of her mum & her bodyguard. So you could just have written “I don’t like Beyonce and her family” and been just as precise.

      • Farah says:

        Beyonce has a very small circle of friends, her cousin, her childhood best friend and adoptive sister Kelly Rowland, her actual sister and bandmate Michelle Williams.

      • vauvert says:

        Oh I don’t know, having “assistants” arrange my boobs on stage in front of the paps – I would say that is part of an entourage…

  5. What's inside says:

    Not a fan of either of them. As for the claim that Beyonce has a public face and a completely different private one, well that’s not exactly news is it? What I find important is that the POTUS is friends with people of this caliber.

  6. Meg says:

    I love that this is the response, why is this beyonce’s fault? she’s overcome this, that should be the story. not having this response is why so many abuse victims don’t come forward, they think it makes them look like damaged goods.

    • OhDear says:

      If anything, I’m even more impressed by her for overcoming it and being as successful as she is.

  7. Loopy says:

    I am surprised how this book managed to get published, this couple must have the most powerful legal team money can buy.

    • Esteph says:

      I was thinking the same thing too! I’m sure a statement will be released sometime soon once this book starts to garner more attention.

    • Naya says:

      Why are you surprised it was published Loopy? Every major public figure has atleast one author who tried to cash in by writing an unauthorized book. Those writers rarely have any real access to the subjects inner circle so they write their book based on tabloid reports, conjecture, fiction and disgruntled former friends. The only reason this guy is getting attention is because he has done the same to other Celebes before. By the way, it would have been out of character for Beyonce or Jay to address it, they almost never address the talk. The Solange thing was a notable (and understandable) exception. They’ll just ride it out and keep doing what they do.

    • tabasco says:

      all the author has to do is put “alleged” or similar in front of it and there’s nothing B&J can do

  8. Zen1016 says:

    Jay did sleep with Rihanna. All this nonsense that it’s a rumour, is a lie. Do you really think if this book had the true fact about Jay and Rihanna it would’ve gotten release? Jay is still catching heat from Bey because of the Rihanna incident and this book is just to downplay it to save his a**

    • non says:

      I don’t think jayz slept with rihanna. If rihanna slept with anyone its jay brown and you can look it up on urban blogs. This story is falser than false. Jayz has never been close to beyonce’s father. All these rumours have been shot down before.
      I’m not going to add the obligatory “I’m not a fan but..”. Nah. I love Bey. She minds her business, she writes her songs and keeps a low profile. She’s not in our faces nor is she slinging mud on her contemporaries on social networks and I’ve followed her career since DC. She’s not a horrible person

      • Neah23 says:

        She doesn’t write her own songs. Her team of writers write them or she works with them.

      • Bridget says:

        Beyonce is famous for changing a word or two in a song and then claiming a writing credit. However, she is fabulous at vocal arranging.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        She does NOT keep a low profile. That is laughable. She is constantly on social media, posting picture after photo shopped picture. She attends any and every event she can when her presence isn’t even necessary. The only thing she doesn’t do is interview and that’s only been recent and only because she is inarticulate and comes off dumb. She’s not dumb, but she sounds dumb or at least her people think she sounds dumb.

  9. non says:

    So we believe Intouch now cos its Beyonce? Okay

    • Saphana says:

      i dont but that report really inst far out. all of the mentioned guys are known to be like that.

  10. Mimz says:

    Such rubbish… I really dislike the fact that someone took all these years to collect all these so-called secrets, intertwine them and make them a huge tabloid story.
    People shouldn’t buy unauthorized biographies. It’s just wrong, and probably full of fanfiction.

    I can also write a book about Sean Penn’s life just based on the fact that i despise him, and that i can connect all the tabloid stories i read about his violent behaviour.