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Did Mathew Knowles suggest Beyoncé is lying about her age?

Mathew Knowles photo source: The Breakfast Club via Youtube screenshot / Beyonce photo source: Beyonce @beyonce via Instagram

Mathew Knowles photo source: “The Breakfast Club” via YouTube screenshot / Beyonce photo source: Beyonce @beyonce via Instagram

Rumors have circulated for years that Beyoncé may be older than she claims. The superstar’s acknowledged birth date is Sept. 4, 1981, although it has been said that someone who claimed to work for the Department of Health in Texas discovered Beyoncé’s birth certificate that stated she was born in 1974, which would make her 41 years old today. Those suspicious of the singer’s age also cite an interview in which Gabrielle Union said she and Beyoncé were friends “as teenagers,” yet Union is supposedly nine years her senior.

But no one would know the truth better than her parents. Beyoncé’s father, Mathew Knowles, was interviewed on “The Breakfast Club” recently and said something that is putting fuel back into those old rumors that the singer is lying about her age.

Knowles was discussing his beginnings in the music industry and mentioned pop artist Pink, who is now 36 years old, and Usher, who just turned 37. “She’s the exact same age as Beyoncé,” he said of Pink. “Usher was the same age … they were all 14 and 15 years old.”

Is it possible that Beyoncé is older than she claims? Or do you think her father just misspoke or his memory was a bit foggy? Let us know below.

Watch Mathew Knowles’ interview on the next page.

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  1. Diamond on October 21, 2015 at 8:16 am

    I don’t believe a word he says…

  2. The Truth on October 21, 2015 at 9:16 am

    He’s trying to be relevant because he’s broke…he’ll say anything for a C note.

  3. Carter on October 21, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    She doesn’t need to lie about her age. This is more irrelevant shit.

    • Guest on October 22, 2015 at 2:01 pm

      But it’s a pretty well known fact that they all do. I went to school with a person that went on to become an actor that starred in a few movies and tv shows and when I read a magazine interview he did that gave his age I got quite a good laugh out of it!

  4. Likewaterforchoc on October 22, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    It wouldn’t surprise me and it definitely wouldn’t be the first time. How long did they lie about Michael Jackson’s really age when he was a kid? I remember when DC came out she did look older than any 15 or 16, though.