Singer Jon B Admits To Eyeing 16-Year-Old Beyonce When He Was A Grown Man
By Peyton Blakemore
December 26, 2019
In a recently resurfaced interview with World Star Hip Hop, Jon B. made a shocking and disturbing revelation.
"My first major tour was with Destiny's Child [...] and Jagged Edge as the opening act[s] for me," he began. "So, we're all label mates and we're all going to the radio stations to promote our records together as a unit. It was Beyonce in the beginning of her career."
Jon went on to make googly eyes as he explained how he inappropriately looked "at little 16, 17-year-old Beyonce" despite being in his 20s at the time. "I'm sorry 'cause I'm a grown man at the time and it was kind of wrong but you already know," he said with a smirk.
Jon B.'s disgusting revelation comes just weeks after Beyonce's dad, Mathew Knowles, who was also her manager at the time, claimed that Bey and her fellow Destiny's Child member, Kelly, were victims of harassment by two members of Jagged Edge when the two acts were on tour in the early 2000s.
Speaking to Vlad TV, Mathew detailed how he put "both Destiny's Child and Jagged Edge on the same tour bus," which he said he greatly regrets. "Now remember, the girls are minors. They're 16 years old. The guys are 21, 22 years old," he recalled. "I have a fiduciary duty with minors, by the law. There's a certain way I have to manage that."
"I got a call from Kelly and Beyoncé... saying that they were constantly being harassed by two of the members of Jagged Edge," the 67-year-old continued. "I couldn't have that. I literally had to put the guys off the bus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. That began all of this drama."
When asked how he handled the men trying to "sleep" with his daughter, Mathew replied, "We won't talk about that on camera."
While his words seemed pretty clear, Mathew later clarified his statements, telling Page Six, he did not say "the girls were sexually harassed while on tour with Jagged Edge in the 2000s."
"I said ‘harassed,’” he added.“The term ‘sexual harassment’ may imply to some to mean physical advances. I would classify the harassment they encountered more as unwelcome and inappropriate remarks to minors from adults who should have known better.”
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