Beyonce Knowles’ Mom Likes Reading Gossip About Her Daughter
BEYONCE Knowles‘ mother “gets a kick” out of reading gossip about her daughter.
The Sweet Dreams singer has revealed her mother Tina is obsessed with racy tabloid magazines, often buying up to 20 at a time while Beyonce stands next to her “praying” no one will see her.
“You know what? My mother loves to read celeb magazines, especially the racy tabloids!” said the star. “I can’t believe it sometimes. She’ll go to this magazine store in New York and buy 20 magazines while I’m standing next to her.
“I’m just praying nobody recognizes me while my mom is stacking up those magazines! But she loves reading the gossip about celebs and movie stars.
“I tell her a lot of the stuff isn’t true, but she says she gets a kick out of reading all the nonsense that gets printed, even about me!”
Even though Tina — who filed for divorce from Beyonce’s father Matthew this month — likes to laugh about the false stories written about her daughter, Beyonce couldn’t cope without her, particularly when she is on tour.
“My mom and my cousin are the leaders of my entourage,” she said. “They’re with me to help me stay grounded and relax and avoid going out on the town, which is something I rarely do anyway.”
“I was 18 when we first met, 19 when we first started dating. There was no rush-no one expected me to run off and get married. I really don’t believe that you will love the same thing when you’re 20 as you do at 30. So that was my rule: Before the age of 25, I would never get married. I feel like you have to get to know yourself, know what you want, spend some time by yourself, and be proud of who you are before you can share that with someone else.”—
“I guess probably we’re all human. I don’t care if you’re picture-perfect on every magazine cover, and you’re the most handsome, successful, coolest guy-you’ll get sad, and you still get your feelings hurt, and you still get confused and vulnerable and nervous and scared. You have to find a person you can make it through the tough times with. So you have to make sure it’s real, and you have to make sure you are honest, that you can be yourself, and find somebody who loves you-not the fantasy of you, but who you really are.”—
BEYONCE answers the question: WHAT’S THE BEST LESSON YOU’RE LEARNED TOGETHER?
“I feel like I’m my competition. I don’t try to compete with other people. I just try to better myself. I go and watch everything that I’ve done. I have my YouTube days, when I watch every performance, and I listen to my music, and I watch my videos to figure out what I need to do, what I need to fix, and how to become a better singer.”—
“I’ve always looked at fashion magazines to give me my initial confidence, because I need to know SOMEBODY in the world is cosigning whatever I’m thinking about trying. It’s also important to have friends when you are experimental, because somebody’s got to say, ‘Uh-huh-you’ve gone to far.’ But if you’re too embarrassed to walk about of your house, then you should probably change, because your lack of confidence will show. But if you feel great, then wear it-no matter how crazy it looks!”—
BEYONCE answering the question: How would you find confidence to try a new look?