[Blind Gossip] This singer is writing a screenplay. So she says. Only… she’s not.
The truth is that [she] is functionally illiterate. I don’t think that people realize that about her. She didn’t graduate from high school, not because she was busy, but because she can’t read or write beyond a second-grade level.
When I receive emails or texts from her, it’s like they were written by a child whose native language is not English. It’s just a jumble of words, some bigger than others (as if she is trying to sound intelligent). She does not understand the concepts of grammar or spelling or sentence structure. I sometimes have to ask other people to read the messages and then we piece together what she is trying to say!
The thought of her writing a screenplay is laughable. I have never even seen her read a book (although she will pose with one for a photo shoot if required). Never. Not even to [her child/ren].
What she is going to do is lay out the broad strokes of the story and let a ghostwriter handle it. Of course she’ll take all the credit though! She wants that Oscar!!! That’s why she is going to name herself the writer/ producer/ star/ composer/ everything on this project.
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[Optional] Do you think that this project is going to earn her an Oscar?
Beyonce. She sounds so dopey when she speaks.
I didn’t have a guess for this but clearly the consensus is Beyoncé. I am just having trouble understanding how she learns lyrics and such, being a public figure but functionally illiterate. I just can’t wrap my head around it. Is it just the money and the fame that allows her to get away with it?
1. Fantasia Barrino
3. Jessica Simpson
4. Britney Spears
Could be any of them really
Not being able to read doesn’t mean someone is stupid. It’s HARD to function without literacy – to get anywhere in life yet be able to hide it is something that takes hard work and ingenuity. Even when you are as rich and as powerful as Ms Carter.
One of the brightest people I know cannot read very well at all. He is short-sighted, and incredibly dyslexic, and struggles with basic reading skills. He also owns his own home, is a very successful business owner, (and talented singer to boot).
Is this a surprise? Ms Bey talks like Buckwheat.
Beyonce- she is not fooling anyone.
Can barely form a complete sentence during interviews.
I’m surprised that she can write her own name.
This is Beyoncé, and I’m not surprised. I follow the black gossip blogs too and they’ve been saying for a long time that she’s illiterate. So is R. Kelly too, according to their tea.
She’ll get the Oscar though before H’wood is kissing her butt, and she has a powerful hubby who’ll pull all the right strings to get it for her.
Beyoncé, the pretentious illiterate. (Anyone get the reference?)
Funny, because I’ve actually heard this before, that’s she’s basically illiterate. If she weren’t from a first world country, I would say that it wouldn’t necessarily have something to do with her intelligence. But considering her background and all the resources she had – and haves – it certainly can’t be separated from her intellectual capacity. I always knew she weren’t, well, the most eloquent person out there, but…
Beyonce. It was obvious in her HBO special which parts were scripted and which were her own nonsensical ramblings… Watching an interview with her can be painful. A specific letterman appearance literally had me cringing.. There is a German word for that. Literally being embarrassed for someone else..
There is also an English term for that: Secondhand embarrassment.
Witch Baby says
Witch Baby says
i don’t know who this is, but this is really sad. clearly the education system failed her. i don’t believe anyone is stupid, so she must have had either teachers who didn’t care, a learning disability that wasn’t diagnosed, or any other combination of factors. i bet she must get frustrated and embarrassed when tasked with reading something.
IDK – Madonna springs to mind, though!
El Materdor says
Queen Bey J J
Saartjie Baartman biopic.
I had no idea Sarah Palin sang and had Ambitions to write a screenplay. Go girl! Do you!
Singer: Beyoncé writing screenplay about Sarah Baartman
Nope. An Oscar? Not a chance. But, if she’s smart she’ll hire one hell of a ghost writer lol
Beyonce – this has been hinted at before. Rumors swirling she’ll be writing and starring in a film about Saartjie (Sarah) Baartman.
Beyoncé of course! Saartjie Baartman movie.
Can’t read or write “beyond” a second grade level? Must be “Beyon”-cé.
My first thought was Mariah Carey. Not sure but it wouldn’t surprise me. Poor little rich girl.
No idea, but [email protected], that’s sad. Really really sad. To not be able to read, what an amazing, incredible, complex, thought-provoking and awe-inspiring world that is completely closed off to you.
Illiterate, really? Just because someone is not college educated does not mean that they are illiterate. She may not be able to write at the level required to produce a screenplay but she can certainly read and write. She did go to primary school and secondary school where most of us learned to read and write. So I don’t know why this person is coming for Beyonce like that but many artists hire ghost writers. She will take all the credit though, that part I definitely believe. Haha!
I’m going to go with Drew Barrymore.
She has her own production company so she could easily produce her own screenplay without any suspicion. She also seems kinda dumb. And she really wanted an Oscar with Grey Gardens. Plus, I don’t think anyone would question her not graduating. And I read somewhere she had Postpartum so the no reading to the kids isn’t a stretch.
Ok. I missed the singer part. I suck. How about Beyoncé? I heard she isn’t very intelligent despite her success.
It’s actually a very sad BI. The fact she can’t read is something she could fix if she wanted to.
She’s not winning an Oscar.
Diamond Girl says
My guess – Mariah Carey.
Ugh……..good ol’ Beyonce’…….
I really hope this isn’t Britney. I think that poor girl has been used in the most appalling ways her whole life by everyone around her and is unable to function as an adult because of it.
Beyonce!! Haha is this true!!
Beyoncé, although now her team is saying it’s just a rumor…
My first thought was Beyonce bc of that Wendy Williams comment a few years back… but then again I think she might have gotten at least her GED.
Of course she won’t. But I have a hard time believing she is illiterate. Not the sharpest tool in the shed? Ok. Illiterate? Give me a break.
She sounds slow when she talks
Not surprised by this at all
South Africa doesn’t even want her
I was thinking LiLo, she’s pretty close to illiterate, but she doesn’t have children. Britney Spears? One of the Kardashians?
I read that Beyonce wants to do a movie regarding a South African woman with enourmous gluteus maximus. Is this the one? She thought she would win an Oscar nomination for Dream Girls, but was overshadowed by Jennifer Hudson’s huge talent as a singer and as an actress.
No she doesn’t deserve it
Beyonce, writing a screenplay about Saartjie Baartman.
Britney. The only Oscar in her future also has the word “Mayer” on it.
Beyonce with the rumoured screenplay about Saartjie Baartman. I could well believe she is illiterate, given the drivel she has been spouting recently and trying to pass off as music. Please don’t let this be a thing….
Brit-Brit? And if so, no way in the world!
I can only think of Britney
A GlassofPinotGrigio says
Oh Beyonce! Let it go!
Beyonce? Wow. Good thing her nannies can read and write. The nannies raise the kids anyway
The picture reminds me of her because she’s always covering her face with her wig
FANTASIA ( …or Fantasia Barrino?)
*A quick online search of “illiterate singer” showed her name right at the top with the text “functionally illiterate,” just like your Blind.
My two cents: Sadly, whoever shared the “insider’s” account on this singer (whoever she is, if not Fantasia – which could mean *fantasy* or *ghost*, hence my guess) has lost some level of credibility on me. It’s one thing to criticize a professional talent for their artistic productions. However, to fault…
Beyoncé. I can’t understand why the world hasn’t figured this out yet. It’s pretty obvious.
She reportedly has an Oscar poster hanging over her treadmill to keep her motivated. I’ve heard her speak in private unscripted moments, and she can barely put two words together. She tries to play shy, but its all manipulation.
lol anyone who has ever heard an interview knows she has a very limited vocabulary. She is also been known to steal concepts and ideas from others and take credit for them.
Singer: Beyoncé, writing a Saartje Baartman screenplay
When I heard about her project, I was surprised. She once wrote a note to her fans that sounded like a 10y/o kid wrote it! Luckily, her singing ability made her an icon…and all icons have secrets so…
This is without a doubt Beyonce!
I don’t know why I thought of her, but I just did.
And no, she’s not very good at acting anyway she should stick to singing.
-- USED2B718 says
Beyonce, I hear she’s not too bright.
Omg- Beyoncé! Lmaooo
I KNEW IT, SHE CAN’T READ
She already steals songwriting credits so no shock she’s branching out.
She better not win an Oscar, luckily her father isn’t on the Oscar committee and there are a lot of “real” people who get to vote for the Oscars who take their votes seriously. She already tried for an Oscar with Dreamgirls for acting and “writing” one of the songs but was left off the nominee list for the song, and then of course JHud stole her thunder for the movie. *evil laughter*
that girl says
Beyoncé. It’s obvious from her interviews that academics weren’t a priority.
Tequila Mama says
I know someone who wrote some of her songs on her earlier work. My friend had to sue her to get the money that was owed for writing her songs.
Silly Beyonce. I don’t think she’s getting that Oscar anytime soon.
Beyoncé OMG hilarious!!
Heck no…she cannot act her way out of a paper bag
Can this please be Beyonce? Pretty please?
LOL , no
Beyonce, and no!
I think most ppl can tell how inarticulate bey is
Beyonce!!!!! Has to be! Although she has a heavily curated image to make one think otherwise, she is dumb as dirt.
Beyonce was rumored to be writing a screenplay
Beyonce, it is quite obvious by the way she speaks. But there are several more out there. This just so happens to be about her this time.
Beyonce- and good luck on the whole Oscar thing. I’m sure she is shooting for Elephant man – but (and I mean a big butt)- it will never get financing.
Don’t know why Mariah Carey popped into my head. Whoever it is should have hired tutors years ago. Being illiterate is like being handcuffed. Why live like that when you have money=options?
As for Oscar material? Well if the story is compelling enough and the ghost writer is good enough-who knows?
Grande Queso says
[Optional] Do you think that this project is going to earn her an Oscar? Hahahahaha! I’d like to see her try.
I don’t think so
I initially thought this could be Britney Spears but then that last comment about wanting that Oscar indicates to me that this is Beyonce. I couldn’t be bothered to google search beyond the first page of results. They showed that it is inconclusive about whether she never finished or has a GED or high school diploma.
Be-yon-cé! Lucky for her she has such an insane amount of money it doesn’t matter.
Singer: Cyndi Lauper
I hope she doesn’t get any attention if it’s not really her personal work.
Beyonce. No she will not win an Oscar and doesn’t deserve to.
Beyoncé for certain!
Mariah Carey– Oscar, probably not, although sometimes I do not understand how they decide who gets one!
Functionally illiterate? Has to be Britney Spears.
See the note she wrote Michelle Obama. 3Rd grader ish.
Singer: Beyonce, writing a screenplay about Sarah Baartman,
This is most definitely Beyonce. Someone told me about this just yesterday and my first thought was, “Yeah, right. Like SHE’S going to write it”. LOL
I’m over her
Miss Marple says
Smells like Queen Bey. If she pulls it all together then is deserved of something I guess!? Isn’t the entire industry just a simple case of ‘smoke and mirrors’ so what’s the difference between her taking the credit… like I’m sure others before her have done. Plus, this queen is renowned for taking the cred
Beyonce. Poor thing.
I immediately thought Katy Perry but she doesn’t have kids so idk. If it were a man I’d guess Kanye. I got nothin’
Alright after a Google search I’ve come up with Beyoncé. Oh that’s funny!
Tracy Lord says
Ah, got to be Beyonce writing and starring on a Sarah Baartman film!
Beyonce? She’s reportedly not very smart.
And no, probably not, unless she gets something good on all the Academy voters.
Pretty sure it’s Beyoncé although I see online that it supposedly got debunked.
tell me more says
Beyonce fits the bill
With the screeplay The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells.
I must admit that I’m kind of surprised.
Madonna attended the University of Michigan on scholarship. You can’t get into that school without being REALLY smart. She is not illiterate.
Beyonce….good god, I knew she wouldn’t be doing it herself but didn’t realise she’s illiterate…that’s quite shocking actually
BEYONCÉ the queen bee
Mimi. Appears that Mariah Carey is a very dim bulb.
Maybe Fantasia? I hate to even suggest it as I’m a big fan and she’s had a rough life….or JHud? Can’t be Mariah……
No, please stop
Lol! Beyonce!! Pathetic creature..
I think it’s Fantasia too. She is more likely then Beyonce
Beyonce. Carrying Blue Ivy is a more believable story than writing a screenplay. Ask her to say or spell ” effortlessly”
No, not a chance.
I wonder if this project will get made because many folks are very vocal about her NOT getting involved on any level. I feel its inappropriate for her as a feature film. If she were to do a documentary maybe I’ll give her a pass
If it said actress, I would guess Kristen Stewart, but I’ll go with Miley.
OH, BOY. Them’s fightin’ words, Ace!
It’s Beyonce. Her bio-pic about Saartjie Baartman.
Beyoncé, of course. She’s already receiving heat for it.
Queen Bey herself!!
Beyonce. You can tell how coached she is when she’s interviewed. I don’t think she can actually create any of own thoughts. She’s that dumb.
I was thinking this first, but after ready everyone’s replies…Beyonce for sure.
No, but you never know.
B/w she’s trying to write and star in a movie about Saartjie Baartman, a woman “from the ‘bushmen’ tribe, who was forced to star in a London freak show 200 years ago, due to her extraordinarily large buttocks and ‘exotic features’.”
Her buttocks was actually kept in a museum for display. Later some folks tried to close down the display and give body parts a proper burial. Sad. I don’t wha became of all that.
Beyonce no she will not win an oscar.
No. This will not win her an Oscar. I believe the quote was “She lacks the basic human dignity for the project”.
I’m going to guess Beyonce, who was awful bitter and sour grapes after Jennifer Hudson’s Oscar win for Dream Girls, and quite honestly when you hear her talk in interviews (which is rare, and for good reason I realize) you can sense her inarticulateness (but 2nd grade level?? Come on!). I suppose her wealth and fame make her exempt from having basic language skills like the peons of the world, lol.
Lol I thought the same thing about “second grade level”. That is TRULY illiterate if true. So why, with all her money & connections, doesn’t she just get a great tutor for herself? She could even have them sign a nondisclosure agreement! Seriously, only she would think herself “above” needing to know how to read & write lol. Too conceited for literacy; that’s a new one. If it were anyone else, I’d feel sorry for them, but, in her case, she has the means, etc, so I definitely do NOT.
I just realized that the only person I sorta feel bad for would be the ghost writer. I’m sure they’d be paid very well, hence the “sorta,” but I just mean if it ended up being really good and she DID get a lot of acclaim and/or awards for it, to have to carry on knowing it’s YOUR work, not being able to say or do anything to let people know that, would definitely be tough. Plus, since their name wouldn’t be on it, it wouldn’t further their career at all, no matter how amazing it were.
Professional writer here –
Ghost writing is its own specialty. They usually make pretty good money and know they are trading in the “fame” for a paycheck. Also, while “the world” may not know them, others in the industry do. If the project is successful, she will get other lucrative ghost writing gigs.
I know the idea of being a ghost writer may seem strange, but it is not much different from being a copy writer or an ad writer or even a song writer. I actually think it is pretty…
If you are jealous of J Hud you are in trouble she is awful
Beyonce never had much to offer despite the sizzle
Second grade level is pretty common and you’d be surprised how few people surpass it. I work as a paraprofessional in a middle school. Almost all the 6th graders in the low reading class are at a 2nd grade level. Many don’t have families that push them or care, and they never get much higher, even with dedicated teachers. And honestly, talking to them, they sound pretty normal. You wouldn’t know unless you asked them to read or talk about complicated issues. I mean, how many people do you…
Oh, and NO. Not in the cards for her.
Captain Fatnutz says
Do you think that this project is going to earn her an Oscar? Hell to the NO
Will she win an Oscar? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
It is painful to watch her being interviewed. I can’t understand why she doesn’t hire a private tutor to at least teach her the basics. Maybe she is too embarrassed by her illiteracy. Sad.