Talk about the Queen of music and you'll be losing everyone's attention if you fail to mention Beyonce. For over a decade, this lass has grown from entertaining a bunch of teenagers desperate to look cool, to entertaining millions of people across the globe.
As far as entertainment goes, Beyonce tends to have a list of celebrities whom she can "entertain" - male and female alike. As far as the men go, save for Jay-Z who is more than a partner to her, Beyonce tends to keep a closed list of male celebrities she can hang around with.
It doesn't mean they have to be seen out on friendly dates, but if both of them happen to be in the same room or venue, she can stretch a hand and say hi. On the flip side, there are male celebrities she'd rather walk into the next room to avoid.
Who are these? Read on to find out.
15. Kanye West - Close
Given the relationship Jay-Z and Kanye West have had, it's bound that he and Beyonce are close. According to People, Kanye is so affectionate about Beyonce that he once called her his "baby sister" during a performance. He further went to state in an interview that she might be greater than Tina Turner.
14. Colin Kaepernick - Close
Colin has nothing but love for the famous superstar. According to W Magazine, Beyonce replicated the same when she gave Colin a shoutout during Muhamad Ali's legacy award speech, terming him a "selfless" man. Colin also admitted to having had a crush on her.
13. Justin Bieber - Close
The child star, now all grown, has been crushing on Beyonce for the longest time. According to the NZ Herald, Justin Beiber confessed in an interview with Q Magazine that he is attracted to the lass. However, he said that he respectfully won't show any advances given Jay-Z is also his icon.
12. Nelly - Close
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These two are not just close, they recorded songs together. According to MTV, back in 2001 when Beyonce was still part of Destiny's Child, she and Nelly were together for the TLR tour. At that time, Nelly was trying to make his moves on the lass too, before Jay-Z scooped her up.
11. Kendrick Lamar - Close
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Technically, these are two legends standing next to each other. Kendrick Lamar is viewed as a hip hop icon by many fans of the genre. According to the New York Times, he and Bey have recorded several top-grossing tracks together and broken musical boundaries - given Bey's Coachella performance and Kendrick's Pulitzer price win.
10. Hugh Jackman - Close
Well, Wolverine has a soft spot for Beyonce. According to Elle, Hugh Jackman is a huge fan of Beyonce, having worked with her in the Oscars where he was incredibly amazed by her humility. He states that even if he's not to do that business again, it won't matter since he got a chance to work with the legend.
9. Barack Obama - Close
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Beyonce and Obama are best buddies. Apart from getting invited to the White House when Obama was in power, according to the Huffington Post, Obama went ahead to term her a role model to his kids during a fundraiser.
8. Drake - Close
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As close as Jay is to Drake is as close as the artist is to Bey. According to Elle, Drake is not only close to Beyonce, but also a huge fan of her. He stated that he's always awed by the songstress' talent.
7. Kevin Hart - Close
Kevin Hart and The Carters are one of the closest families in Hollywood. According to Instagram, Kevin Hart was so star struck when he saw Beyonce at her concert back in 2013. They've also been spotted together in several NBA games and recently, at P-Diddy's 50th birthday party.
6. Usher - Close
Usher and Beyonce are also two artists who have closely collaborated in the past. The two topped charts with hits like "Love in this club". According to E Online, Usher even made an appearance in Beyonce's Naughty Girl video, as a dancer.
5. Carlos Santana - Distant
This legendary guitarist didn't have kind words for Beyonce after he was asked his thoughts about her. According to Vibe, the legend replied that she's not a singer. Later on in Facebook, he went ahead to clarify his statements as taken out of context.
4. Kid Rock - Distant
Another man not kind with his words to Bey is Kid Rock. According to Ultimate Guitar, during an interview with Rolling Stone, the legendary rockstar stated that Bey is overrated. He was even flabbergasted by the amount of attention she receives.
3. Rudy Giuliani - Distant
The man who sat at New York's mayoral seat didn't have kind things to say about the songstress either. According to Time, Rudy blasted Beyonce's 2016 Superbowl halftime performance terming it highly outrageous, ridiculous, and politically charged.
2. 50 Cent - Distant
Believe it or not, Bey and 50 don't see eye to eye. As much as 50 Cent has never publicly confessed to hate her or Jay-Z, his opinion of the two over the years has been questionable. According to Daily Mail, it even got to a point where 50 cent claims Beyonce jumped over a ledge to confront him over an apparent "beef" with Jay-Z.
1. Lil Wayne - Distant
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Yes, Lil Wayne isn't a fan of Bey either. This might come as a blow given Weezy is another icon in the music industry. According to City Pages, this went as far as Lil Wayne throwing a diss to Jay-Z in his song "It's Good", insinuating that he'd kidnap Beyonce and have Jay-Z pay him before he gets her back.
Source: The New York Times, Huffington Post, Daily Mail, Time, Vibe