Beyoncé Wasn’t Always The Queen Bey…Bullied As Kid, Mom Says

Tina Knowles, the mother of Beyoncé and Solange, shared a heartwarming story with Vogue about Beyoncé standing up to bullies to defend a friend during childhood. 

Sharing a portion of the interview on Instagram Ms.Knowles emphasized celebrating her three girls, “Each child is different! But all so special. I believe kids are born with their personalities. My three girls All handled things very differently. Learn their personalities and respect the individuality. Never compare the negatives, always praise the positive differences, and pay attention to the things that you can brag on about them. They love it and it encourages positive behavior.”

Getting emotional, she confirms that Beyoncé was shy, but the day she stood for a friend, became the day the artist would stand up for herself.

In a 2003 interview with Oprah, Beyoncé said other kids mocked her about how huge her ears were. She chuckled, so it seemed she’d accepted it.

Ms.Knowles also praised Solange for her activism at a young age, getting petitions signed to make changes at her school. She also praised Kelly Rowland for her peacemaking qualities.