Beyonce is Solange's mother conspiracy...
Beyonce is officially 34 years old and the mother of once child, 4 year old Blue Ivy.
Queen Bey originally found success as one third of girl super-group, Destiny's Child. The group, managed by Beyonce's father, Matthew Knowles, were born out of the ashes of an all girl rap group and became huge after their 1999 second album was released, The Writing's On The Wall.
Beyonce went solo in 2003 and the rest is history.
She's won a staggering 20 Grammys, has sold over 100 million records worldwide and is one of the best selling music artists of all time. She married rapper Jay-Z in 2008 and became a mother to Blue Ivy in 2012.
Beyonce has a younger sister, Solange Knowles who is 26—a five year age gap.
The theory is that Beyonce is actually some years older than she claims, and that she gave birth to Solange as a young teenager. As she was on the brink of stardom, her fiercely ambitious father, Matthew, and his wife Tina raised Solange as their own and presented the mother and daughter to the world as sisters.
- The birth certificate. A staff worker at the Department of Health in Texas claims that Beyonce wasn't born in 1981 as we are led to believe, but her actual birth date is 1974—which would make her 42.
- Gabrielle Union. Beyonce is close friends with the actress who was born in 1972. Back in 2008 Gabby is on record as saying;
"Beyonce and I have been friends since we were teenagers"
So Gab would have been a teenager from 1985-1991—we're thinking she would not have been best buds with Beyonce during that time if Bey were in fact between the ages of 4-10, which she would have been if she had really been born in 1981.
- There have been rumors around Beyonce's age from the early days of her fame and she has always looked older than she claimed. Hell her own father let slip that she's not the age she says she is in an interview last year. Check out this performance in 1993 on Star Search of the first incarnation of Destiny's Child, Girls Tyme. She is supposed to be 12 years old here but looks and moves more like an older teenager.
- Check out this post on a random message board by a former employee at Columbia Records. It is long and rambling (you can read the whole thing here) but the employee claims to have seen a copy of Beyonce's driving license with her true birth date of 09/04/1974. In the excerpt below, the source states that there is a 14 year age difference between Beyonce and Solange.
An ex employee of Columbia Records remembers...
- LeToya Luckett was one of the original members of Destiny's Child and her year of birth is recorded as being the same as Beyonce's, 1981. However in this clip of her remembering Michael Jackson, she says (towards the end) that she clearly remembers his Thriller tour as the first concert that she went to. There was no MJ Thriller tour, but the Victory tour tour is frequently referred to as such because it was the first tour post-Thriller and featured a lot of the music off the album.
This tour was in 1984. Therefore a 3 year old LeToya was not only taken to a Jackson gig by her parents, but has crystal clear memories of it?!
So do you believe that Beyonce and her family have been lying about her age from the beginning? That as a young teenager she had a baby but that the Knowles' covered it up and raised that baby—Solange, as their own?
Vote in our poll below...
Sisters? Or mother and daughter?