Beyoncé's Teenage Boyfriend Discusses Relationship, Split And JAY Z

Entertainment | Camille Travis | 10/26/2015 | 10:00 AM EDT

'She needed someone like JAY Z to take her to the next level.'

The untold stories of Beyoncé's life and career are popping up left and right with the upcoming release of a new unauthorized biography titled "Becoming Beyoncé." Ahead of the book's release, the singer's teenage boyfriend is also offering up details of his relationship with Queen Bey, a romance that reportedly lasted ten years.

In an interview with The Mail on Sunday, Lyndall Locke gave the inside scoop on being Beyoncé's first love as she rose to fame as the lead singer of Destiny's Child. While he described her as a "simple girl from Houston," Locke also noted that she was a "control freak" in her effort to become a star and felt he was edged out by a guy that was more on her level (read: JAY Z).

Check out a few excerpts from the interview.

On Beyoncé's focus at a young age...

"'She was focused and knew what she wanted. She'd started singing when she was five and her parents supported her. There was a Beyoncé train on the fast track to fame and you were either on it or off it. Some people fell off the train and others jumped.'"

On her father Mathew Knowles...

"'Let me tell you, there was no messing with Big Mac. He gave me the third degree about who I was and what my intentions were. He gave me the talk about 'not messing anything up.' (Lyndall says he understood this to mean not to get Beyoncé pregnant). 'We shared our first kiss at a Brian McKnight concert when Bey was 13. She was a little southern belle. She was an awesome kisser. We would hang out and do normal boyfriend-girlfriend things, although I was never allowed to stay over.'"

Cheating on Beyoncé...

"Lyndall admits cheating on 'good girl' Beyoncé when he was 15 and she was 13. 'I've never been a liar. I told her the truth which is that I lost my virginity to a girl from church. She cried and hung up on me.' The pair split but reconciled. Lyndall believes it was because the Knowles family knew 'I wasn't after anything from them.'

He later cheated on her again towards the end of their relationship because she was constantly on the road and he felt 'lonely.' He says Beyoncé’s strong persona was inspired by her mother. 'Tina was a glamorous lady who ran a house, worked in her hair salon and worked promoting Beyoncé as well as being a fantastic mother.' Even when Tina's husband cheated 'she stayed strong and kept the family together.'"

On their growing distance...

'"She was promoting Destiny Child’s second album and I was back home smoking weed. I didn’t want that to somehow reflect badly on her. She was all about image and career, while I was directionless and having fun. Once they started to hit big it was obvious she was changing. She became aloof. I told her she was becoming a whole new kind of person and she looked at me and said, 'I am.'"

On their split...

"'We were together for ten years. I saw the changes in her. She needed someone like Jay Z to take her to the next level. There's no hard feelings.'"

Read the entire interview at The Mail.


(Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

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