October 23, 2015
Beyonce unauthorized biography
is set to hit shelves…and it's chock-full of some explosive claims.
The New York Daily News shares some details about Beyoncés alleged split with Jay Z
for a “lonely year” in 2005 after hearing rumors that he was cheating on her with Rihanna
That’s one of the spicy revelations in celebrity scourge J. Randy Taraborrelli’s new tell-all “Becoming Beyoncé: The Untold Story.”
But the lascivious love triangle story that caused Beyoncé so much heartbreak was bogus. It was concocted by RiRi publicist Jonathan Hay to give the then-17-year-old Barbadian beauty’s first single “Pon de Replay” a boost, Taraborrelli wrote.
“It was all a stunt,” said Hay, who has made the same admission several times in interviews.
Jay Z’s only complaint when the story was being spun was “Dude, she’s a minor!” according to Taraborrelli.
But Beyoncé believed that RiRi had gotten under Jay Z’s skin, and she wanted out.
After the power couple reunited, Jay Z continued to cat around, Taraborrelli claims. But when Beyoncé put a ring on it, Jay Z’s cheating days were apparently over.
“He is basically nothing at all — and I mean absolutely nothing — like what you would expect him to be,” one pal told the author.
“Sure he has the swagger, he has the bad boy vibe, he has the dangerous gangster thing. But when it came to Beyoncé Knowles, all that s--- had pretty much melted away by 2007. Everyone could see that she was his biggest concern.”
Still, Rihanna continued to haunt the couple and helped spark the infamous elevator beatdown of Jay Z by sister-in-law Solange Knowles last year at the Met Gala after-party at the Standard Hotel.
Recycling a story that the Daily News reported at the time, Taraborrelli writes that Knowles went after Jay Z because he wanted to party with Rihanna and Beyoncé said no way.
“Why can’t you go home?” a drunken Knowles said to her brother-in-law as they left the swanky soiree.
When Jay Z told Beyoncé’s sister to mind her own business, she went wild in the elevator, throwing punches and kicks as a security guard tried to pry her off of him.
Among other things, Taraborrelli — the author of scathing bios of pop stars Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Madonna and others — reports: When Beyoncé was 15 and dating a boy from church who was two years older, her worried mom pulled him aside and asked that he wait until the soon-to-be superstar was 18 before they had sex.
“I can’t make you not have sex,” Tina Knowles
told Lyndall Locke.
Locke agreed to keep his hands off Beyoncé. Whether or not he kept his promise is one of the few unanswered questions Taraborrelli’s book.
But Locke, who has spoken openly about being Beyoncé’s first boyfriend, remained her good-time guy until she hooked up with Jay Z — a Brooklyn bad boy a decade older than her, Taraborrelli writes.
Beyoncé’s mom convinced her to go out on a date with Jay Z — and she was not too thrilled with the idea at first.
That was confirmed by Beyoncé’s uncle Larry Beyince, who said the rapper pursued his niece and she played hard to get.
“He was after her and she wasn’t interested,” the uncle told the author.
Once they got together, Jay Z began chafing at playing second fiddle to Beyoncé’s career.
Beyoncé is a hands-on mom, even though her child Blue Ivy is often in the care of nannies and had as many as three at one point. Beyoncé even drew up a strict regimen for her daughter’s caregivers, titled “Daily Program for Blue Ivy as per Mrs. Carter.”
Beyoncé and Solange Knowles
have refused to have any contact with the two children their father, Mathew Knowles, had by other women.
Actress Alexsandra Wright claims that before she gave birth to their son, Nixon, in 2010, Mathew Knowles
had “floated” the idea that she give up their baby to be adopted and raised by Beyoncé and Jay Z, Taraborrelli writes.
“I can’t imagine that she and Jay Z would have ever agreed to raise a child born to her father and a woman who was not her mother,” Wright told the author.
In 2014, a paternity test showed Mathew Knowles to be the father of a baby girl, Koi, born to a former model, TaQoya Branscomb.
Photo: ET Online