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We've heard some crazy conspiracy theories in our day (Fake Paul McCartney, Cloned Avril Lavigne etc), but this one takes the cake.

A new claim which has been circulating online is suggesting that Beyoncé Knowles gave birth to Solange as a teenager, and is actually 45-years-old.

This would mean that the iconic singer was pregnant at roughly age 12 or 13, and the baby was raised by her parents as her sister. It also means that Queen Bey is seven years older than she claims to be.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The strange theory implies that Bey has rolled back the time on her age, and was born in 1974 instead of 1981. Solange is 32-years-old, and was born in 1986, so is five years younger than her world-famous older sis.

Beyoncé's given date of birth is September 4, 1981, meaning she would have been too young to have given birth to Solange. An online post was started by someone who claims to have worked at Bey's Columbia record label for four years.

The age-change rumours also assert that Beyoncé's cousin confirmed the Solange claim. The (insane) post stated: "Beyonce's precise birthdate is 9/4/1974.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"I saw a picture of her driver's licence that was on my manager's computer once don't ask how." (Oh, we're definitely asking how…) "Beyonce and Solange are both teenaged mothers, I do not know the paternity of Solange."

The post continues, writing: "I have heard many crazy things while working at Columbia for four years. The Beyonce stuff a close relative of hers told me so I am more prone to believe that.

"Bey's cousin told me Beyonce's daughter is Solange and she said it to me in confidence after the topic of teenage pregnancies came up. She is not the sarcastic type either so I doubt she would make something up that is so scandalous about her own cousin."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"If the story was true, it would make Beyonce a grandmother as Solange gave birth to a son, Daniel, when she was 18."

Actress Gabrielle Union claimed that herself and Beyonce have been friends "since we were teenagers", but Union is 46-years-old. If she was truly nine years older than Bey, they never would have been teens at the same time.

This comment has been one of the reasons why rumours were sparked, but we're not buying it. The lack of evidence is pretty ridiculous, but we can't help but be entertained by the theory. What do you gals think?

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Stop the world, we're getting off. Beyoncé and Jay-Z have once again proven how iconic and culture-shaping they are by putting a painting of Queen Meghan Markle behind them, and now it's for SALE in poster format.

The Carters won the Best International Group gong at The Brit Awards over the weekend, and paid tribute to the Duchess of Sussex herself in an ode to their incredible APESH**T music video in the Louvre.

Captioning the unreal video, Beyoncé wrote;

"Thank you to the Brits for the award for Best International Group. I won this award back in 2002 with my besties, Kelly and Michelle." Destiny's Child is for life, it's not a phase, mom.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"How lucky am I to have been in a group with my other best friend, the GOAT Hova. In honour of Black History Month, we bow down to one of our Melanated Monas. Congrats on your pregnancy! We wish you so much joy," she concluded.

Well, all other artwork is now irrelevant. The Renaissance is CANCELLED. The Louvre is to be shut down, except for this one painting that precedes all others. Picasso never happened. It's only Meghan Mona Lisa that matters.

Prolific artist Tim O'Brien is the man behind the amazing painting, and has done some amazing works to represent American politics and culture.

O'Brien works as a professor at the Pratt Institute and is one of the world's most famous illustrator, having covering Time magazine over and over again.

Every wall can now be dedicated to the Duchess yourself, because these posters are for sale. If you have $100, that is. If you're a rich b*tch, we HIGHLY recommend purchasing this rare art form.

O'Brien's website has loads of unreal work up for sale as prints, and even has a Beyoncé feature in Elizabethan garb, reminiscent of her Mrs. Carter world tour announcement. It's $85: Worth it.

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We had NO idea that Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Meghan Markle were linked in any way, but the Carters' tribute to the Duchess of Sussex took everyone by surprise.

The married power couple were honoured at the 2019 Brit Awards, winning the prize for Best International Group, which Beyoncé won alongside Destiny's Child in 2002.

Though they weren't actually in attendance at the O2 in London, they graciously accepted their trophy with a surprising video message, and a surprise for Meghan.

At the beginning, Beyoncé and JAY-Z recreate their iconic Louvre museum music video for APESH*T, where they pose in front of Leonardo da Vinci’s infamous Mona Lisa. 

This time, in the world-famous painting’s place is a portrait of Meghan Markle herself donning a sparkling tiara and pearl necklaces.

“Thank you so much to the Brit awards for this incredible honour,” Beyoncé quotes to the camera. “You guys have always been so supportive. Everything is love. Thank you.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The rapper then replies to Beyoncé's thank you message, cheekily saying, “You’re welcome,” and then the unreal duo turn to look at the portrait.

Beyoncé later shared an image to Instagram of the portrait, captioning it with a reference to Destiny's Child;

“Thank you to the Brits for the award for Best International Group. I won this award back in 2002 with my besties, Kelly and Michelle,” she wrote. “How lucky am I to have been in a group with my other best friend, the GOAT Hova."

Beyoncé gave a short explanation of the King and Queen of Hip-Hop's choice to include Meghan, congratulating her on the royal pregnancy.

“In honour of Black History Month, we bow down to one of our Melanated Monas,” she wrote. “Congrats on your pregnancy! We wish you so much joy.” Awwww.

Artist Tim O’Brien's illustration previously appeared on the cover of the alumnae magazine for Meghan’s sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma.

Meghan is celebriting her baby shower in New York with her close gal pals, and has previously spoken about her bi-racial background.

“While my mixed heritage may have created a grey area surrounding my self-identification, keeping me with a foot on both sides of the fence, I have come to embrace that,” she wrote for Elle in 2015.

“To say who I am, to share where I’m from, to voice my pride in being a strong, confident mixed-race woman… I am enough exactly as I am.’" Meghan continued.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, is black and attended her wedding last year to Prince Harry.

Congrats to the Carters on their win, and to Meghan for having the honour of Beyoncé saying your name. What we'd pay for that prize…

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Beyoncé's father and former manager of Destiny's Child, Mathew Knowles, is claiming that he did everything possible to protect the girlband from R Kelly.

After hearing "some of those things" about the notorious sexual predator, he deliberately kept Destiny's Child away from him for their safety.

He also admits that hearing about Kelly's horrendous reputation for sexual, mental and physical abuse played a role in stopping the R&B band from collaborating with him.

A criminal investigation into dozens of allegations against R Kelly is now underway in Chicago and Atlanta following the Lifetime documentary Surviving R Kelly.

The Ignition singer, real name Robert Kelly, is accused of holding numerous women in a dangerous 'sex cult' in his homes, as well as having abusive, sexual relationships with underage girls as young as 12. He strongly denies this.

Rumours of his behaviour have been rampant since the early 1990s, after he forged singer Aaliyah's documents to allow her to marry him aged just 15, while he was 27.

Knowles claims that he originally turned down offers for Destiny's Child to collaborate with Kelly at first because he "didn't think it was a good song", according to Metro.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The 67-year-old, who is the father of Beyoncé and Solange, commented that he never let the band members out of his sight;

"I was there, and my former wife Tina was there. The thing with R Kelly was, he liked to record late at night, around midnight. And what was different with his studio was that one room had a recording suite, and next door was a club, with 40 or 50 people dancing."

He continued; "R Kelly was managed by Sony, by someone I won’t name, and at that time, they would almost force you to record with their artists. R Kelly wasn’t cheap – it was $75,000, plus travel costs, so we’re talking $100,000 for a song."

He added that Kelly's negative reputation was in it's early stages, "I personally rejected the song, because I didn’t think it was a good song. Not just because of his reputation – this was around 1998, we had just begun to hear some of those things."

Mathew later said that the rumours surrounding Kelly's deplorable behaviour played a part in his choices for the girlband from then on, he said;

"Certainly, it was both of those things. The girls were 15, 16. When they went to the bathroom, Tina would go with them. They did not leave our eyes." They were allegedly under strict supervision, and were protected from him.

Another source for Metro claims that;

"Record labels would ask R Kelly to write songs for emerging artists as a way to help them break into the industry and he made several requests for Destiny’s Child," the source suggests.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"Mathew and Tina rejected all of them because they didn’t want him anywhere near the band which is why they are one of the few acts to debut in the 90s without an R Kelly song in its official discography," they added.

Only one Destiny's Child song is associated with R Kelly, Stimulate Me, which appeared on the soundtrack for Eddie Murphy's film Life in 1999.

Apparently Kelly did not work in the studio at the same time as the group, and the song never actually appeared as an official Destiny's Child release, so the gals are off the hook. 

We're glad Mathew Knowles had the ability to keep the group protected from him, sadly other women weren't as fortunate.

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Mental health is a topic that's – thankfully – being slowly but surely unstigmatised in society and the media.  

With more people speaking out about their experiences, it is making it easier for us regular folk to ask for help when we know something's wrong.

Former Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams is one of those trailblazing celebrities.

 

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Taking to Instagram, the 37-year-old shared a post detailing her struggle with depression.

She wrote, ''for years I have dedicated myself to increasing awareness of mental health and empowering people to recognise when it’s time to seek help, support and guidance from those that love and care for your wellbeing.''

She continued, “I recently listened to the same advice I have given thousands around the world and sought help from a great team of healthcare professionals. Today I proudly, happily and healthily stand here as someone who will continue to always lead by example as I tirelessly advocate for the betterment of those in need.”

Her fans applauded her for sharing with one writing, ''sending you love and light! Thank you for sharing. love love and appreciate you'' while another said, ''take care of you. We will always be here for you.''

Friends of Michelle's quickly responded with messages of love and support for her, with Missy Elliot tweeting out, ''I want to lift our sis up in prayer because there are so many people battling this & many trying to deal with it alone. Please No jokes this is REAL & as human beings let’s keep the ones who are openly dealing with it uplifted & be encouraging to them!''

Michelle has previously spoken out about feeling suicidal during her time with the girl band.

While guest-hosting American chat show The Talk, she revealed that she was depressed from her teens to her 30's.

“I’m in one of the top-selling female groups of all time, suffering with depression,” Michelle said. ''It got really really bad… to the point of I was suicidal […].''

“I was at that place where it got so dark and heavy because sometimes you feel like, ‘I’m not supposed to be feeling this way – what do I do?’ I wanted out.”

Well done to Micelle for highlighting that, pop star or not, no one is immune from mental heath issues. 

So if you feel like your mental health is suffering, then do talk to someone – visit www.aware.ie or free phone 1800 80 48 48. 

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Huge congratulations are in order as Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams is engaged to pastor Chad Johnson.

The singer revealed that she got engaged last month on March 21, she tweeted, "That time I got engaged March 21st and People is telling y’all alllll about it!!"

People shared her joyous news, sharing intimate details about their relationship. Michelle and Chad are planning on tying the knot this summer. 

It's safe to say fans of the Destiny's Child member are happy about her news.

 

 

 

 

The pair, who have been together for just over a year, met at a spiritual retreat back in the March of 2017.

Chad popped the question last month with a gorgeous 5-carat ring.

Speaking about finding the one, Michelle shared that it's important to remain hopeful, "I do think you should not focus so much that if you’re not in love that you get depressed about it. … Just don’t lose hope. But definitely, be doing what you can do to make yourself a better person for the person that possibly is on the way for you.”

We are thrilled for the happy pair!

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Stop everything! 

Queen Bey has been know to pull off some pretty fierce stunts in her time. From surprise album drops to larger than life pregnancy announcements, the women just loves to keep us guessing. 

Don't get us wrong, we love the suspense, we really do, and honestly we're just devastated that we weren't there to witness her latest stunt in person. 

 

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Last night, Beyoncé took to the stage at Coachella festival to preform in front of thousands of screaming fans. 

However, she wasn't alone. 

During her set, Beyoncé welcomed Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams to the stage, where the trio preformed a number of Destiny's Child hits such as Lose My Breath, Say My Name, and Solider.

 

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While on stage, the ladies didn't refer to themselves as Destiny's Child, so we;re guessing a reunion album may not be on the cards at this moment in time – but hey, we;ll take what we can get! 

Needless to say, the crowd, and fans at home, went absolutely crazy for the trio – and who could blame them? 

  

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Destiny's Child is completely iconic, and no one who existed in the 90s and 00s was immune from their catchy fire tunes. 

In fact, who could forget their breakout performance at The Point in the year 2000? If you weren't there, disposable camera in hand, were you even a fan?

Well, if you missed them then, you may be in with a chance to see them once more. 

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Thanks to the work of some very savvy online detectives, it seems that a reunion could be on the cards. 

OG fans of the band will remember original member LaTavia Robertson.

LaTavia had her Twitter followers in a tizzy after she posted a very cryptic message to the social media site.

The former band member eluded that she had a secret project in the works that she was unable to discuss publicly. 

Now you may say that this could be about anything, but there's more to the web of intrigue. 

Another former member, Michelle Williams, posted a snap of a stage costume she wore when Destiny's Child joined Beyonce on stage at the Supoerbowl in 2013.

Posting the snap to her Instagram story, along with the bee emoji, the singer said 'ya'll remember this performance outfit from the Superbowl?'

Obviously, this combined with LaTavia's tweet is starting to look more convincing, but it doesn't end there. 

Beyonce uploaded and then deleted this snap of herself wearing an ACDC t-shirt, where only the DC letters of the band name are visible. 

 

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Another original band member Letoya  Luckett also posted a throwback to her singing days.

LeToya performed alongside Bey in Girls Tyme, the pre-Destiny's Child, in the early 90s. 

Fans are speculating that after cancelling her Coachella performance this year, Beyonce wants to pull out all the stops for her rescheduled performance at Coachella 2018, and has called in Destiny's Child to make it the most legendary performance of all time. 

Could it all be a coincidence? 

We certainly hope not, because this is legit what we look like right now: 

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As far as millions of people are concerned, Grammy Award-winning group, Destiny's Child, consisted of Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.

But for the die-hard fans among us, we know that the group once included La Tavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett – both of whom featured in the band's earlier tracks including No,No,No and Bills, Bills, Bills.

And while there have been whisperings for years over the nature of the girls' departure, La Tavia's recent interview with People magazine confirms that the pair were dismissed – and had no idea it was coming.

Recalling the moment she realised she was no longer part of the band, LaTavia told the publication: "It was very difficult because of the way that I found out about it. I hate even talking about it, and it's been 20 years – but it is what it is."

"We saw the Say My Name video on TV, and that's how I found out I was no longer in the group," LaTavia, now 35, explained referring to the band's track which featured two new members Farrah and Michelle.

"I never left Destiny's Child. That is something that people say. But who would leave Destiny's Child? That's crazy! I was dismissed from the group." she added.

Explaining that her issue was with the band's manager, Mathew Knowles, La Tavia insists she regrets how the situation played out in the aftermath of her shock dismissal.

"It was very difficult. I'm pretty sure that it was difficult for all of us – because we were young. My issue was always with the management; it was never with the girls."

"You're no longer with your friends, people that you love so much. So that was hard in itself, and then being by myself at that time, when other aspects starting taking a hold of me, it led me into a depression. And it wasn't pretty," she admitted.

LaTavia insists she wishes her former bandmates well today.

 

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Former Destiny’s Child star LaTavia Roberson fell head first into an awkward moment last night after a tweet from her account left people wondering who she is.

The 34-year-old Texan – who was one of the band’s original members – used Twitter to thank fans on behalf of herself, Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams and LeToya Luckett for their support, but was quickly met with questions surrounding her identity.

The actress wrote: “I just wanna say from Myself @KELLYROWLAND @Beyonce @LeToyaLuckett & @RealMichelleW we have the best fans individually and collectively WE [heart] U.”

After the message got fans wondering what LaTavia’s role in Destiny’s Child actually was, the mother jumped on the defensive.

Responding to a tweet asking her who she is, the singer wrote: “LaTavia Marie Roberson founding member of the ICONIC girl group Destiny’s Child.”

When another site user criticised her for staying in the band for “5 minutes”, LaTavia fired back: “Naw I was in there long enough to get to 2 Grammys.”

And when branded as the “queen of not singing leads”, the star bragged about receiving royalties on DC’s music.

“No need to sing lead when you wrote on the album #Royalties #checkTHAT,” she quipped.

Sadly, all but the original tweet have since been deleted.

 

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Farrah Franklin, the lesser known Destiny's Child singer was arrested during the week for public intoxication.

Farrah was a part of the girl group before they really became famous, and while being arrested, she allegedly told the police that she should have "downed" more alcohol, according to TMZ.

The site claims that the former singer got into an argument with a male friend around 3am on Thursday outside a gym and when the police turned up she said she was not ready to go home. 

They noticed she was clearly drunk, and when asked how much she had, Farrah replied: "Not enough."

She was then arrested for public intoxication and she was also in possession of a small amount of cannabis.

The bail was set at $250, but no one has bailed her out yet…

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They are rarely seen together, in fact the last time all three members of Destiny's Child were together was at the Superbowl half-time show in 2013.

But last night, the gal pals were out in force for Kelly's 35th birthday.

Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams all wore their Sunday best as they posed for pictures in Sunset Tower Hotel, Hollywood.

Also at the birthday gathering was Bey's mother, Tina and her sister Solange as well as PLL star Bianca Lawson and Rob Kardashian's ex Adrienne Bailon.

Kelly shared all the fab snaps on her Instagram page, and we just love seeing the girls let loose and having a good time.

All we're hoping for now is a Destiny's Child world tour. High hopes, we know

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