She is one of the biggest superstars on the planet: a £500 million pop powerhouse who is known around the world by just her Christian name, counts Barack and Michelle Obama as friends and was personally chosen by the President to perform at his inauguration. Meticulously packaged, groomed and marketed, she slavishly controls her public image – so it was a rare glimpse of the real woman behind the impenetrable mask when last week she snapped ‘Stop it’ at an assistant fussing in an attempt to stop her falling out of her pink couture outfit at a glittering charity event in New York. Her first love, Lyndall Locke, who dated the singer for a decade from when she was a 12-year-old wannabe until they split when she toured the world with Destiny’s Child, said she had always been fixated on the pursuit of fame – and the ‘simple girl from Houston’ rapidly became a ‘control freak’.‘She was focused and knew what she wanted,’ he says.‘She’d started singing when she was five and her parents supported her.He gave me the third degree about who I was and what my intentions were,’ says Lyndall.‘He gave me the talk about “not messing anything up.” ’ Lyndall says he understood this to mean not to get Beyoncé pregnant. We would hang out and do normal boyfriend-girlfriend things, although I was never allowed to stay over.’Lyndall recalls cycling up alongside his teenage girlfriend as she pounded the pavement and asking why she was belting out songs as she ran. ‘Because Daddy told me it would increase my breath control and lung capacity,’ she replied. She needed someone like Jay Z to take her to the next level. But he says Beyoncé was already ‘fixated’ on fame when he first met her at a Houston church in 1993 after being introduced by her best friend Kelly Rowland, later a member of Destiny’s Child.And in January 2006 Beyoncé told Cosmopolitan she had started 'thinking about what kind of wedding I’d want'.The author spoke to several individuals who are close to Beyoncé, and claimed he has heard from eyewitnesses that the Drunk In Love singer told Jay he could not attend Rihanna's after party at the Met Gala."I jabbered on to Janet, I was nervous", he explains."Janet said, 'You remind me of one of my nephews' and I said, 'Well, your nephew must be pretty awesome! I was 20, I was excited to meet Janet Jackson, but they had an image to protect. I wasn't cool."Their relationship officially fizzled in 2003 when Lyndall confronted her about rumors that she and Jay Z were a pair.
‘Let me tell you, there was no messing with Big Mac.'"Clearly embarrassed by his gauche behaviour, "Beyoncé huddled with her cousin Angie, and Angie came over and escorted me out. She allegedly told him that Jay Z wasn't even "her type" but, as we all know, that is very much not true. He owns a catering company in Texas and has two children with his long-time love. Lyndall knew it too, and so they agreed to take a break, and we all know that means. Although he no longer speaks to Beyoncé, he's hoping for a Blue Ivy playdate one day. However, according to Lyndall, now a chef who runs his own catering business, the truth is rather more complex.In an exclusive interview with The Mail on Sunday, he reveals the true scope of the machine that has propelled her to stardom – a campaign orchestrated by her father, Mathew Knowles, who gave up his job and invested his life savings to making her a success, driving them to bankruptcy in the process.At the time, Jay Z was 35 years old and Beyoncé was 24 Jay Z took on Rihanna as his protegée when she was 17 and mastered the release of her debut single Pon De Replay.The pair have remained close throughout the decade since.This was the beginning of the end for her and Lyndall.She was constantly promoting the girl group's first album and Lyndall was home, getting high.the rest of us, her first relationship ended when she became a household name. ), Queen Bey dated one of us mere mortals, Lyndall Locke.According to his interview in the , the two were introduced by Human Perfection Kelly Rowland when she was 12 years old (he was 14) and hit it off immediately.