Whether you like her music or not, you’ve definitely heard of Beyonce.
Queen Bey is one of the biggest female artists in the world; so far she has sold over 100 million records, and her net worth is currently $450 million. For many women, she is an image of success and beauty, and she has previously been declared as the Most Influential Woman in the World.
But despite this, she is fairly private about her personal life. If you love Bey as much as us, here are 12 things you didn’t know about Beyonce.
1. Her Bodyguard Broke Her Toe
Beyonce’s bodyguard once broke her toe, but he had good intentions; he was trying to protect her from fans when he lost his balance and landed on her foot.
2. She Is Allergic To Most Perfumes
Beyonce might have sensitive skin, as she is allergic to most perfumes. However, her own fragrance line is chemically modified so she can wear the scents without having an allergic reaction.
3. Sasha Fierce Used To Be Her Alter-Ego
It may be difficult to imagine, but Beyonce used to have a fear of performing on stage. To help her get over her fear, she created alter-ego Sasha Fierce in 2003 to help her perform. In 2010 she said that she no longer needs an alter-ego to perform, so now she is 100% Bey on stage.
4. She Was Bullied As A Child
Beyonce told People magazine that “kids teased me because I had ears bigger than my head“. We know that kids are mean, and stupid sometime, but as Jessie J would say: “who’s laughing now?” This is proof that children say the meanest things; we looked at a picture of Bey as a child and her ears were perfectly proportional!
5. “Bootylicious” Is In The Oxford English Dictionary
Beyonce isn’t just a singer, songwriter and actress – she’s even created her own word, as bootylicious is now in the dictionary. Impressive!
6. She Has Walked Out On Photo Shoots
Although this might sound like the behaviour of a serious diva, we understand; she walked out after famous photographer David LaChapelle asked her to strip naked and cover herself in honey. Sounds sticky and unpleasant!
7. She Didn’t Promote Her Most Recent Album
When you’re as famous as Beyonce, paying to promote your album is clearly a waste of time; for her most recent album Lemonade, instead of paying for promotion, she simply tweeted “Surprise!” along with a link to download her album.
8. Her Visual Album Was The Year’s Top Selling Female Debut
Within 27 hours of her Lemonade album launch, the visual album became the top selling female debut album.
9. She Records All Of Her Own Interviews
This isn’t because she likes to re-watch the interviews – it is actually so she can make sure she isn’t misquoted by the media.
10. Bey And Jay Z Broke Up Years Ago
Thankfully the pair sorted out their problems and got married soon after. You can hear Jay Z rapping about their break up on ‘Lost Ones.’
11. Jay Z Bought Her The Best Birthday Gift Ever
What do you get the woman who already has everything? Jay Z decided the best move was a classic car; he bought Bey a 1959 Rolls Royce convertible for her 25th birthday.
12. Beyonce Is A Feminist
She said: “You know, equality is a myth, and for some reason, everyone accepts the fact that women don’t make as much money as men do. I don’t understand that. Why do we have to take a backseat? I truly believe that women should be financially independent from their men. And let’s face it, money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define value. They define what’s sexy. And men define what’s feminine. It’s ridiculous.”