Beyoncé did indeed get it from her mama.
Tina Knowles-Lawson dropped some stunning information as to where the superstar’s famous moniker came from on Heather Thompson‘s podcast, ‘In My Head With Heather Thomson.’
Her words below:
“A lot of people don’t know that Beyoncé is my last name. It’s my maiden name. 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.”
The matriarch went on to reveal that she’s just one of a few people in her family with the last name due to an apparent clerical error on a number of birth certificates.
“I think me and my brother Skip were the only two that had B-E-Y-O-N-C-E. 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? You know, it’s all these different spellings. And my mom’s reply to me was, like, ‘That’s what they put on your birth certificate.'”
Knowles-Lawson recently appeared in Queen Bey’s ‘Black Is King,’ where she appeared alongside Kelly Rowland and Naomi Campbell among others in ‘Brown Skin Girl.’
Listen to the famous mom spill the details about her name below: