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6 Things We Learned about Beyoncé from her First Love Lyndall Locke’s Exclusive Interview

Adesola Ade-Unuigbe

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Everyone knows about Beyoncé and Jay Z…they are THE power couple in the entertainment world.

A lot of people however don’t know that before Jay Z there was a young man named Lyndall Locke who was Beyoncé’s first love and dated the pop icon for 10 years!

Lyndell Locke & Beyonce at Prom in 1997

Lyndell Locke & Beyonce at Prom in 1997

In an exclusive interview with Daily Mail, Lyndall revealed quite a number of things that have got people talking in the past few days.

Here are some important things we learned about Beyoncé from the interview:

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She has always been very focused: While Lyndall describes her as a ‘12-year-old wannabe…who has always been fixated on the pursuit of fame’ we see a young woman who knew what she wanted right from the start and built her life accordingly.

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Beyoncé works extra hard to maintain her ‘picture-perfect’ image: In a world where it is super easy to get your image tainted with one scandal or the other, we learned that Beyoncé has ALWAYS worked extra-hard to maintain a picture-perfect image. Lyndall shares a story of an incident where Beyoncé fled the scene of a minor car accident because she feared it would be ‘bad’ for her image… even though she was years away from becoming famous.

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She never experimented with marijuana and alcohol growing up: You just have to love a woman who has her eyes on the prize and doesn’t let anything distract her on her journey. Beyoncé’s ex-boyfriend Lyndall Locke revealed that she never experimented with marijuana and alcohol growing up because ‘that would hurt her voice’.

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Beyoncé doesn’t want a “normal” life: Even though Beyoncé enjoyed going to the prom with her then boyfriend Lyndall, she never wanted a ‘normal’ life. She has always aspired to be a star and accepted the pros and cons that come with fame. Lyndall once said to her “I wish we could have a normal life” and she said, “I don’t want a normal life. I’ve been waiting for this since I was a kid.”

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She was heart-broken when she got cheated on at 13: Lyndall admits to cheating on Beyoncé twice. The first was when he was 15 and she was 13. He reveals to Daily Mail ‘I’ve never been a liar. I told her the truth which is that I lost my virginity to a girl from church. She cried and hung up on me.’ He later cheated on her again towards the end of their relationship because she was constantly on the road and he felt ‘lonely.’

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Beyoncé’s strong persona was inspired by her mother: According to Lyndall, Beyoncé’s strong persona was inspired by her mother. He said ‘Tina was a glamorous lady who ran a house, worked in her hair salon and worked promoting Beyoncé as well as being a fantastic mother.’ Even when Tina’s husband cheated ‘she stayed strong and kept the family together’.

Read up the full interview here.

Adesola is a BellaNaija editor and Voltron. Yes, things are that serious for her when it comes to BellaNaija.com.She's a lover of gist, novels, music and food. She's constantly trying not to take life for granted. She spends most of her time either keeping up with the world on the Internet or sharing some acquired knowledge about digital media.To communicate with her directly, you can hit her up on: Instagram - @adesola.au Twitter - @ThisConnectd

33 Comments

  1. sinzuuu (not smg)

    October 27, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    This dude must be a fcuk-boy, na who ask you to deh yarn ‘to-ri’ weh dem no ask you? If she wasn’t successful, would he?

  2. Mystique

    October 27, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    First love indeed…..You got your 5min of fame so run along now and leave Bey alone……

  3. nyclawyer

    October 27, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Why did he get 5 minutes of anything?!? These stories are 15-20 years old. Boy bye!

  4. RIFF RAFF

    October 27, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    What i learned: DELAYED GRATIFICATION
    Learn to build the life you want early. You won’t miss anything, i promise. Parties, toasters,fashion or whatever will always be there. Missing all that fun is not easy, granted, but it’s soooo worth it, when u finally get the life u ‘ve always aspired to have.
    This Lyndell guy was busy having fun, fooling around and taking her for granted while his then girlfriend was working HARD since the age of seven.
    Many years later, there she is, bagging juicy deals, topping the charts, collecting them Grammys and them dollars, bought an island around the Bahamas, she is friends with Michelle Obama and hangs out with Kate Middleton. The woman is LEAGUE-LESS. No one is in her league
    Now , several years later, where is he?what is he doing? still stuck in the past and now running his mouth about somebody’s wife.
    If he continues like that, he will end nowhere with no one, cos no sane woman will want to be under Bey’s overwhelming shadow.

    Excel in what u want to do. Trust God, keep on pressing and working diligently. Be patient and you will be blessed in the appropriate time. Bey started at around seven years old. Success came when she was around 17 or 18.
    Even if u want to sell pure water, be the best. EXCELLENCE is the key. EXCELLENCE will make u stand in the presence of kings.

    • A tired Nigerian lady

      October 27, 2015 at 5:06 pm

      Me I don’t know oh, I’ve been working hard all my life, I knew I wasn’t so intelligent but I studied so hard and bagged myself a degree and masters and other professional certificates in the scientific field. I never partied hard (in fact I thought it was a waste of time, time I could use for something more beneficial), I never took drugs, I tried not to have a lot of friends because I didn’t want anyone to confuse my focus in life (with the way girls of these days focus on fakery and Gucci living Abeg I can’t)….I was so focused on my purpose in life but still nothing to show for all theses sacrifices. I am husbandless, no career and I sometimes feel like it wasn’t worth it. To make matters worse I’m what you would regard as very pretty (even though I really do not care about my looks), quite religious (the type that you obey Gods command and make your body His temple i.e I have never been with a man), very generous to people, caring and annoyingly respectful. I honestly do not know what my problem is….***sigh***

    • Mystique

      October 27, 2015 at 5:17 pm

      Don’t worry, God will grant you the desires of your heart very soon………..its really not about being a”good” person; its about the will of God for your life. You don’t have to be an Oprah or Bill gates to live a life of purpose. We all are a part of God’s plan. Find your purpose and you’ll be fulfilled. #one love

    • TEMITOPE

      October 27, 2015 at 6:56 pm

      Your case is really touching but I will advise you to keep moving and be positive minded in everything you do, things will fall in place for you and you will laugh at end. God will answer you requests soon in Jesus Amen.

    • TEMITOPE

      October 27, 2015 at 7:05 pm

      Also, when you are going through a situation like most time is when great things is coming to your ways but have faith and never relent, it just a face of life after this is laughter… and God will make you laugh.

    • A tired Nigerian lady

      October 27, 2015 at 7:13 pm

      Thank you very much Mystique and Temitope for your very supportive words and everybody else please put me in your prayers, may God bless you all.

    • marie

      October 27, 2015 at 8:01 pm

      You may have just solved your problem. Open a new email and post the address here so that prospects can know how to reach you. Best of luck

    • Mabel

      October 27, 2015 at 8:29 pm

      @Tired, because there are no guarantees in life and life has promised us nothing by us being born. Humans are the ones who have said if you work hard and do the right thing then you WILL reap a harvest, the truth is you MAY reap a harvest if you do everything right, but life has made no such promises to us, and we just have to play the hand we are dealt. Take pride in your ability to commit to a task and see it to completion, that signifies a strong character, loyalty and resilience. Know that you know a lot about how the scientific world and how it work, and that you can converse with just about anyone on any level, grand!

      One thing I have learned is that most wealthy people are not wealthy by working for others, they are wealthy because they are the owners, if you want to be wealthy and have the good life then you will have to set your mind into one of ownership, this doesn’t mean you have to build a company from scratch, perfectly fine if you do though, could be simply writing a bestseller book or creating a popular blog or Your Tube channel. But you must take your mind out of one of the world owes you something for doing this and being this, and set your mind into one of you will create your own reality because the world is in you and you are not in the world, so you can create it any way you want, you are the one who will shape it, it is putty waiting for you to shape it into any form you want. Stop looking out, and start looking into the universe within you and you will know what exactly you need to do. Too much religion also breeds a poverty mindset so if you are overly religious, you may have a belief system that ascribe some sort of spiritual superiority to being poor or living humbly, I don’t know you personally so I am not saying this for a fact, just that you should examine yourself to see if you fall into that category, this mindset will limit your money unless you change it.

    • Gratitude

      October 27, 2015 at 11:28 pm

      A tired Nigerian Lady…..don’t ever ever regret doing what is right or good because you never know when karma will deal you….be grateful and proud of your values and achievements because you never know what could’ve resulted if you had chosen otherwise….you might’ve been a real loser…….

      The grass is always greener on the other side when you focus on what you don’t have instead of what you have and it’s the recipe for unhappiness which isn’t worth it.

      Keep your head and prayers up and ignore the whispers of the devil. You’re a gem….and your dreams will come true….Wish you the very best.

    • T

      October 28, 2015 at 8:59 am

      Your sacrifice will never go unrewarded, expect an outstanding blessing from God, and don’t ever think your sacrifices were a waste, no, they are not, you will reap it in a mega way in due time, don’t give up now!

    • Ronny

      July 21, 2016 at 9:17 am

      I feel your story “A tired Nigerian Lady”… It sounds pathetic. But I’ll be honest to tell you that people who are too religious end up the way you just did. Not that I blame you. I blame the system and the church system in which you grew up… because they taught you to practice religion… As a Christian, you should note that, Christ didn’t come with a religion, he came to establish a new government, because the world’s governments have failed… Isaiah says, “For unto us a child is born, a son is given, …. and the Government shall be upon his shoulder” Does that make sense to you? Christ is the “King of Kings”.. that’s political not religion… John the Baptist said, repent for the Kingdom of God is near… meaning Christ is near…Christ said, the Kingdom of god is here, Prayers are petition not a religious acts… Which means as a kingdom-citizen prayers are your rights to the benefits of the constitution…
      So my dear, don’t be too religious. Religion makes you tired, oppresses people, doesn’t offer liberation, causes strife, discrimination..etc.. Think about it, there are men you probably rejected because you were not of the same church.. I am sure your pastor told you that… Funny isn’t it. When God created MAN, he made them Male and Female… not religion… So my dear, it’s never too late… You can start a new chapter in your life by looking at the world differently…. Go back to Genesis creation and then compare with Christ’s coming. I came to preach the good news of the Kingdom…If religion doesn’t make you “A tired Nigerian Lady” it will make you a Terrorist.
      What you did was you stopped living the life you were born to live, and started living a life designed by your church or pastors, becoming religious..

  5. Jess

    October 27, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    What exactly is this guy after? Must be the coins. I see no point to this book of his.

  6. CFOR

    October 27, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    How about beyonce is wearing virgos lounge lmfao!!!! they need to up their style asap

  7. Moyo

    October 27, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    This is probably his only achievement in life – I was Beyoncé’s first boyfriend, what a life,

  8. prince

    October 27, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    I see why she can never be a failure. You can’t be focus in life and fail. while some were busy taking coc and weed, she was in the studio singing her life out.

    I love that statement “I cant live a normal life” She worked her way to the top.
    BEYONCE, is the QUEEN. She was born for this

  9. Abike

    October 27, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Heheheheheheheh………….bobo, it is well with you. But know that you messed up oo and your children may not forgive you.

  10. missappleberry

    October 27, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    All of you crucifying lyndall need to ask yourselves these questions. Why has he not spoken about her all these years? Why now? Theres nothing like he is seeking 5 mins of fame because he would have said this all these years but chose now, because of a reason BN did not include in the story. The guy has his own life. He is a caterer, is married with a child. He only gave this beyonce interview because of the unauthorized biography (becoming beyonce) written about her. He wanted to clear the air on what was written about them in the book as well as give the truthful side of the story…as per letting people hear from the horse’s mouth rather than concluding on a them say them say book.
    Asides all of this things written in this article, he actually had so many good things to say about beyonce. Can the beehive just relax??? Gosh! No one is spiting your queen. I tire for una o!

    • Grace

      October 27, 2015 at 5:05 pm

      You just said my @missappleberry. The problem with most of Nigerians(BN)readers is we dont read more before concluding. We always so quick to type something. SMH

  11. missappleberry

    October 27, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    In addition, some people may not know what they want to become from a very young age but only discover that, as they grow older. There are so many people who experimented with drugs, did all the bad things as they were growing up, but turned their lives around as they got older. Beyonce was just one of the few lucky ones who knew what she wanted, chased it and was supported by her parents. There are still some people who know what they want but no parents to support them or have parents who enforced their dreams on the kids because the financial back up was from the parents. Its good to think outside or around the box at times and give room for what ifs. Beyonce was just lucky. Shikena!

  12. ElessarisEllendil

    October 27, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Hold up!!! are those GIFs??????

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    • ElessarisEllendil

      October 27, 2015 at 5:05 pm

      ???So Bellanaija programmers, if y’all could spread the GIF goodness down to the comment section, I’d appreciate. Danke!

      BTW brotha! LET……….GO!!!

    • Yve

      October 27, 2015 at 5:33 pm

      I have waited for this day for a really long time 😀

  13. Bukky

    October 27, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    I have never left a comment here but @A tired Nigerian lady you changed that with your comment. I don’t know you but your comment resonates in so many ways. Please whatever you do, DO NOT CHANGE! You are not being punished, your reward just isn’t ready yet.

    Keep doing you, stay focused, and open yourself to the world and it will surprise you. Whatever you feel you are lacking, partner/husband, career, fufilment, financial gains…they will come. Trust in God’s timing for your life, and trust in your struggle and story. Also, please refrain from comparing yoruself to others, i’ve discovered that comparison is a stealer of joy.

    Find joy in your now, no matter how tiny and let that be your anchor. If all else fails, remember that Beyonce was not built in a day!

    Best,

    B

  14. Daybreak

    October 27, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    “best thing i never had” was made for u i guess

  15. bisisexy

    October 27, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Tanks miss apple berry the day God created Beyonce he was partial, point two Beyonce wasn’t born in africa,were dere is no growth, two much itanu ,and evil, so her luck shined,

  16. oluchi Winifred

    October 27, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    @tired i believe God’s time is d best and knw everytin happens for a reason.. Am one tiny lady.. so tiny that people evn ask if m a sickler.. some go as far as asking if i av hiv*smiles*I av no frnds, no boyfriend.. talkless of a potential suitor.. M life at dis moment is upside down. buh wat cn we do.. lets jst thank God for wat we av and wat he has done.. instead of seeing it the other way round. Try to be happy.. dnt change urself for anytin or anyone.. cares

  17. Benson Ossai

    October 28, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Bisisexy i agree with you.Africa the axis of EVIL.

  18. lad

    October 28, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Wait, he was 15 and she was 13 when he cheated on her? And he cheated again while she was on tour cus he no fit hold boy! Beyonnn don dey Kpash from that teen teen age? Ok naaw, byeee

    • Chacha

      October 28, 2015 at 7:05 pm

      @lad #dead

  19. Tosin

    November 1, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    okaaay, i get it. you guys are Bey fans. the guy gave a normal interview and y’all rebranded and repackaged it into this fake-shiny thing. na wa o.

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