There was an alleged story circling the unofficial blogs about some interview that left Beyonce confessing that she’s got a marriage contract with her hip-hop husband Jay-Z. Apparently NEON magazine published the article, and is now eating dog sh*t all the way to the printer.
GU.com didn’t post it because I knew it was complete B.S. First off if Beyonce was going to talk about her inner marriage dealings, it for damn sure wouldn’t have been to some unknown German magazine that nobody’s heard of — let alone reads.
Check their statement where they blame a “freelance journalist” for the article, but not themselves:
We do have serious doubts in the truth of many statements of the interview of Ms. Beyonce Knowles published in NEON, Issue January/2010
The article was written by the freelancer Ingo Mecek. The editors-in-Chief have confronted Ingo Mocek with these doubts. Ingo Mocek was not able to verify certain statements, particularly the statements regarding a marriage contract of Ms. Knowles. There, we assume that the interview did not take place as claimed by Ingo Mocek
NEON dissociates itself from the content of the interview with Ms. Knowles. NEON subscribes to a high level standard of truthful journalism. Since Ingo Mocek has violated these standards serverely, NEON has terminated all relationships with Inco Mocek with immediate effect.
We sincerely apologize to Ms. Knowles and her management for all personal inconvenience that may have arisen due to the publication of this interview.
C’mon son, people aren’t stupid. And shame on a publication for trying to throw a freelancer up under the bus. Call me an ass, but I’ve worked for tons of magazines, and NOTHING makes it into a publication without fact checking and or running it through legal.
This is simply an epic fail. And no amount of finger pointing is gonna take the heat of NEON. This is yet another example of how magazines are NO DIFFERENT from the blogging community.
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