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Tina Knowles Just Revealed Something a Lot of People Don't Know About Origin of Beyonce's Name

Tina Knowles Just Revealed Something a Lot of People Don't Know About Origin of Beyonce's Name

Tina Knowles Lawson just revealed something that some members of Beyonce‘s “BeyHive” may not know…Tina‘s maiden name is actually “Beyonce”!

“A lot of people don’t know that Beyoncé is my last name. It’s my maiden name,” the 66-year-old mother of Beyoncé said on the In My Head with Heather Thomson podcast. “My name was Celestine Beyoncé, which at that time was not a cool thing to have that weird name. I wanted my name to be Linda Smith because those were the cool names.”

Tina added that some family members have different spellings for the “Beyonce” last name, including “Beyince.”

“I think me and my brother Skip were the only two that had B-E-Y-O-N-C-E,” she said. “And it’s interesting and it shows you the times because we asked my mother when I was grown I was like why is my brother’s name spelled B-E-Y-I-N-C-E? And you know it’s all these different spellings. And my mom’s reply to me and was that’s what they put on your birth certificate.”

“So I said, ‘Well, why didn’t you argue and make them correct it?’ And she said I did one time, the first time, and I was told be happy that you’re getting a birth certificate. Because at one time black people didn’t get birth certificates,” Tina added.

Meanwhile, Tina Knowles just made headlines for calling this out.

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