Beyoncé’s Mom Reveals The Truth About LEMONADE, Because Mama Tina Knows All

If there’s one person I trust to tell me what LEMONADE is really about, it would be Beyoncé’s mom, Tina Knowles-Lawson. I’m sorry, but anyone who can create years worth of Destiny’s Child outfits is clearly a person who is sitting atop an intimidating mountain of red-hot genius — there is nothing I wouldn’t believe from Mama Tina. Like, if Beyoncé tried to tell me who “Becky with the good hair” is, but Tina was telling me it was someone else, I would have to seriously pause before deciding who to believe (spoiler: it would be Tina).

In a recent interview with ABC13 (pause — how much do you love that Beyoncé’s mom is giving exclusive interviews to a local network affiliate in Houston? She could’ve done Diane Sawyer for this shit and she didn’t. Ugh, this family is the best from top to bottom.), Knowles-Lawson made it clear that LEMONADE is about a hell of a lot more than cheating:

“People make it all about the cheating and betrayal and, yes, that’s a part of it because that is something you have to heal from … If you really listen to the poetry it is one of hope and redemption and hopefully that can be healing for people.”

Someone needs to tell Mama Tina that every Beyoncé album is “poetry of hope and redemption,” but OK, point taken.

Here’s the rest of the interview:

Tina Knowles-Lawson, back before she had herself a new man and hyphenated last night, was married to Beyoncé’s dad, Mathew Knowles. That tireless shitshow of a marriage finally hit the pooper for good in 2011, after which, Tina says she leaned on her kids — Beyoncé and Solange, aka, endlessly better than whatever support system you have — to help her feel better: they “had a slumber party, we watched old movies all night and ate ice cream” (*dies of jealous*), which she recalls as being “very healing.”

OK, that’s all super cute, Miss Tina, but who the fuck is Becky? We know you know. Fine! Don’t tell us. You’ve contributed enough to this world already.