Beyonce’s mother Tina Knowles not only has a face that looks like it only cracks a smile when it sees Ariel’s voice float into her sea shell, but apparently she’s also got the diva bitch charisma of a Disney villainess too. During the 2-day shoot for Beyonce’s video “Best Thing I Ever Had” in Brooklyn and Westchester County, the lady of the wig manor who keeps the key to the basement tucked safely in her bosom threw around major attitude while her bread winner of a daughter was nothing but nice. You better bow down to Miss Tina and do what she says or you’ll end up fighting Solange and the weave-wearing rats for the last Ritz cracker down in the basement. NYDN has the details:
According to the insider, the four assistants (count ’em!) the elder Knowles had following her around were calling her “Miss Tina” — “which sounded like a joke.” But it wasn’t: “The crew was told to call her ‘Miss Tina’ if they were to talk to her at all,” our source reveals.
Her real inner prima donna was displayed on Thursday, while the “prom scene” shoot was filmed at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple near the Pratt Institute. Tina, who heads the House of Deréon fashion label with her eldest daughter, “flipped out on the camera guys for making Beyoncé stand near the extras for too long” because there was too much conversation going on between takes. Apparently, Mama T was “worried” the lowly extras would talk to her darling daughter.
But it was the other way around. Beyoncé “was fine with [talking to anyone]. She was making everyone laugh.”
MISS TINA?! That’s the kind of nickname you give to the methed out, homeless drag queen who always tries to hit you up for cigarettes and quarters when you’re hanging outside of the bar at 3 in the morning. You have to EARN that kind of nickname! I would say that they should really address Tina Knowles as MISS TAKE, but I don’t mean that at all. If Tina Knowles wouldn’t have been brought to the shore in a conch shell by Flotsam and Jetsam, then Basement Baby wouldn’t be here and then the moths wouldn’t have anybody to serenade them to sleep in the middle of the night.