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Beyonce & Jay Z's Top 30 Most Shocking Secrets & Scandals

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Feb. 1 2017, Updated 5:57 p.m. ET

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Jay Z and Beyonce are hip hop royalty, but what really happens behind their castle walls? Drugs, mistresses, and even a secret love child -- RadarOnline.com reveals the couple's darkest hidden secrets and scandals.

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Jay Z and Beyonce are hip hop royalty, but what really happens behind their castle walls? Drugs, mistresses, and even a secret love child -- RadarOnline.com reveals the couple's darkest hidden secrets and scandals.

Claudia Scheelen

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Is the couple really so crazy in love? Former Miss Belgium Claudia Scheelen claimed this week that Jay Z bought her champagne and flirted heavily with her during a night out in Antwerp last month. "I was with my girlfriends and he sent over a drink to us," Scheelen told the UK's Mirror. "He told me, 'I've been all over the world, but the girls in Antwerp are the prettiest girls."

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Barneys New York/Jay Z

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Jay Z has been criticized for launching a collection with Barneys in the wake of their racial profiling scandal. Amid claims the store refused to serve black customers, the rapper said earlier this month, "I haven't made any comments because I am waiting on facts and the outcome of a meeting … Why am I being demonized, denounced …?"

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Jazmine Cashmire

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Back in 2010, there were rumors that Jay Z got porn star Jazmine Cashmire pregnant. She later denied it on her Twitter account, tweeting, 'NO I AM NOT PREGNANT BY JAY Z OR ANY OTHER RAPPER FROM NEW YORK." Jay Z denied it as well, but friends told the National Enquirer that he paid her off and bought her a $2.5 million home as hush money.

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Matthew Knowles

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Beyonce's dad, Matthew Knowles, has a love child of his own with mistress Alexsandra Wright. Though the child has been proven to be biologically his, the couple are still at war over child support.

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Matthew and Beyonce Knowles

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Beyonce fired his dad as her manager in 2011, amid rumors he had entered rehab for addiction problems. Beyonce insisted that the split was just over creative differences. "It took a while for me and my dad to have an understanding," she explained this year. "…We had our issues." He later admitted to sex addiction and drug and alcohol abuse.

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Beyonce Knowles/Etta James

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After Beyonce sang Etta James' song, "At Last," at the Obama inauguration ball, James raged to a concert crowd, "That woman (president Obama) had singing for him singing my song … she's gonna get her ass whipped! The great Beyonce! I can't stand Beyonce! She had no business up there singing .. my song that I've been singing forever!"

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Beyonce Knowles and Barack Obama

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In 2009, the National ENQUIRER claimed that Michelle Obama was peeved about Beyonce's closeness to Barack. A source told the mag, "She feels her job is to keep the president focused and protect him from the distraction of Hollywood stars."

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When an odd angle made Beyonce's pregnant belly appear to collapse during an Australian TV interview, it kicked off rumors that the couple was faking the pregnancy and had actually hired a surrogate to carry their daughter. Both later denied it.

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Jay Z

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In Jay Z's 2012 song "Glory," he revealed that Beyonce had suffered a "tragic" miscarriage before giving birth to daughter Blue Ivy.

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Beyonce Knowles

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Beyonce has admitted that as a young performer, she struggled to deal with the pressures of fame. "Years ago, I was definitely headed for a breakdown," she told Gotham magazine in 2008.

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Shenelle Scott/Jay Z

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Shortly after Beyonce's pregnancy announcement, rumors arose that Jay Z already had a secret son with Trinidadian model Shenelle Scott. "They did DNA tests," Jerald Andrews, the father of Scott's ex-boyfriend Malike Sayeed told Star. "It's been determined that he's Jay Z's baby. Jay Z's camp vehemently denied the claims.

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Matthew and Tina Knowles

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12. Beyonce's father, Matthew Knowles, has admitted to being an alcohol, drugs, and sex addict, and having several affairs throughout his marriage to Beyonce's mother, Tina Knowles. "I went to a treatment facility in 1992 …" he told Star. "In 1998 … I was treated a second time."

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Free

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In 2004, there were rumors that Jay Z had fathered a love child with Free, the popular co-host of BET show 106 & Park. Both sides vehemently denied a hookup.

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Matthew Knowles

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In 1997, the sons of deceased one-time Destiny's Child co-manager Andretta Tillman sued Beyonce's father, Matthew Knowles, accusing him of squandering money on drugs and prostitutes. The lawsuit was settled. Knowles denied misappropriating the money.

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LIV

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15. Earlier this year, rapper LIV told Radar that Jay Z hit on her in 2008 when he was with Beyonce. Nothing more happened than that, and Jay Z never commented.

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Norman Oosterbroek and Beyonce Knowles

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Norman Oosterbroek, the former bodyguard for Jay Z, Beyonce, and Blue Ivy, was shot dead by police this summer during a drug-fueled naked rampage in Miami.

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Norman Oosterbroek and Beyonce Knowles

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17. Oosterbroek was also accused of "pleasuring himself" to photos of Beyonce and Blue Ivy. The couple fired him after that.

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Holly Hagan/Rita Ora

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British reality star Holly Hagan accused Jay Z of cheating on Beyonce with pop star Rita Ora in January. Ora denied it, and Hagan replied, "Don't shoot the messenger! Of course I'm only a Z-list, why would anyone care what I say ; )"

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In January, Beyonce was exposed for lip synching at President Obama's inauguration. She admitted the faux pas, and followed it up with an "absolutely … live" performance at the Super Bowl.

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Destiny’s Child Superbowl

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But her Super Bowl performance was not free from controversy. On Twitter, fans accused her of having turned down the volume on Destiny's Child co-stars Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams' mics. Others claimed her show was rife with symbols of the Illuminati and other cults.

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Beyonce and Jay Z in Havana

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This Spring, Jay Z and Beyonce celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary with a trip to Havana, Cuba, where Americans are still prohibited from traveling. "I wasn't familiar that they were taking this trip," President Obama said, after some criticized their behavior.

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Beyonce Knowles

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A leaked Beyonce tour rider claimed the star demands all furnishings be white and no cameras backstage.

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Lance ‘Un’ Rivera/Jay Z

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In 2001, Jay Z pleaded guilty to stabbing record producer Lance "Un" Rivera during a nightclub brawl. He successfully completed three years of probation.

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Jay Z and Eric Carter

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Jay Z has also admitted to shooting his drug addict brother when he was just 12 years old and growing up in Brooklyn's Marcy projects. His brother survived the shooting and refused to press charges.

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Jay Z

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Jay Z has claimed that selling crack cocaine on the streets in the 1980s taught him about "budgets"

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Keyshia Cole

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Singer Keyshia Cole blasted Beyonce's song "Bow Down" for being "self righteous" and "hypocritical," with lyrics like "I know when you were little girls you dreamt of being in my world/Don't forget it, don't forget it/Respect that, bow down, b*tches."

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27. Fans accused Beyonce of ripping off her 2011 Billboard Awards performance from Italian pop star Lorella Cuccarini. Beyonce admitted to being influence by the work, saying, "Thank god for YouTube, or I would have never been exposed to something so inspiring."

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Harry Belafonte

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Harry Belafonte blasted Jay Z and Beyonce for having "turned their backs on social responsibility." Jay Z responded, "I'm offended by that because first of all, and this is going to sound arrogant, but my presence is charity. Just who I am. Just like Obama's is. Obama provides hope."

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Muammar Gaddafi

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A Wikileaks document exposed the fact that Beyonce had performed at a party connected to brutal Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. When she found out about who was really behind her gig, she quietly donated her fee to the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund.

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A 2010 commercial for Beyonce's perfume, Heat, was banned from airing before 7:30 pm in the UK because of its racy content. "Beyoncé's body movements and the camera's prolonged focus on shots of her dress slipping away to partially expose her breasts created a sexually provocative ad that was unsuitable to be seen by young children," the UK advertising council said.

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