Beyoncé is unquestionably one of the most famous women in the world. And with good reason — as a singer, performer, and businesswoman, she’s distinguished herself as one of the most innovative and intriguing personalities of the 21st century.
Like any successful celebrity, she’s mastered the art of cultivating a public image. She tells us enough to keep us interested in what she’s doing, but has still managed to keep some aspects of her personal life to herself. Because of this, fans all over the world feel like they know her.
Still, there are some interesting facts about the pop star that may have flown under the radar. Here are 10 crazy things you might not know about Beyoncé.
1. She once threw very expensive jewelry at her fans
Few performers today match Beyoncé incredible energy on stage. But she once became so emotionally caught up in a performance that she made a pretty costly impromptu gesture.
During her 2003 performance on VH1 Divas, she threw a pair of $250,000 Lorraine Schwartz earrings into the crowd. She was so into the performance that she later couldn’t even explain why she did it. According to her cousin, that move ended up being one of the events that led Beyoncé to create her on-stage alter ego, Sasha Fierce. Luckily, her cousin was able to later retrieve the earrings from the suddenly not-so-lucky fan who caught them.