A graphic shared on Facebook in South Africa is headlined: “The side of Beyoncé they don’t want you to know about.”
It then recounts a story of the famous popstar giving money to a young girl sitting crying on the street. It claims Beyoncé Knowles, usually known as Beyoncé, gave the girl US$3,000 and “believe it or not, that very girl grew up to be Hilary Clinton”.
The graphic shows a colour photo of the singer, dressed in a white tank-top and denim shorts, and a black-and-white portrait of a young girl, who resembles the US politician Clinton.
Facebook users were quick to comment that the claim couldn’t be true, with one saying “there's 30 seconds I won't be getting back”. Could the maths here possibly check out?
Beyoncé’s mother seven years younger than politician
In fact, Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson, is seven years younger than Clinton.
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