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She’s a talented singer, dancer, actor, and entrepreneur. Still, even Beyoncé Knowles-Carter gets annoyed. What is Beyoncé’s biggest pet peeve? Here’s what this artist had to say about the thing that “gets on her nerves.”

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter performs onstage during 2018's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in a yellow hoodie
Beyoncé Knowles-Carter performs onstage during 2018’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival | Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella

Beyoncé is an artist of many talents

Beyoncé is one of the most recognized women in the Grammy’s history, earning over 75 nominations for her work with Destiny’s Child, The Carters, and as a solo artist.

Her songs, such as “Love On Top” and “Brown Skin Girl” have received millions of streams on platforms included Spotify and Tidal. She’s also the mastermind behind Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé, available on Netflix.

Aside from her music, Beyoncé is an activist and an advocate for the Black Lives Matter movement, releasing the song “Black Parade” on June 19, 2020. 

What is Beyoncé’s biggest pet peeve?

Queen Bey rarely lets the haters bother her. However, she has shared something that “gets on her nerves.” During a 2011 interview with Complex magazine, Beyoncé shared that her biggest pet peeve involves how people react to different situations.

“I only allow myself one day to feel sorry for myself,” Beyoncé said. “People who complain really get on my nerves. When I’m not feeling my best I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’ I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.”

It’s this work ethic that Megan Thee Stallion noted during her 2021 Grammy acceptance speech for Best Rap Song. She cited Beyoncé as an inspiration because of the artist’s drive and tenacity.


Thanks to ‘The Lion King,’ Beyoncé Will Become One of the Highest Paid Actresses in 2019

Beyoncé also revealed that she hates the sound of her own speaking voice — even though she voice acted for ‘The Lion King’

A few years later, the singer shared that, just like most people, she doesn’t like hearing the sound of her own voice. That was particularly true when she recorded speaking voice for film projects. 

“I have such a crazy voice when I speak. I hate hearing myself speak,” Beyoncé said in an interview with Australian magazine show The Project, “I think everyone does.”

Despite this “pet peeve,” Beyoncé voice acted for Disney’s photo-real adaptation of The Lion King as adult Nala. In conjunction with this film, she performed the song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” alongside Donald Glover.

Telling the story of The Lion King, Beyoncé created her album, The Lion King: The Gift, later transforming it into a visual album exclusive to Disney+, titled Black is King.

Music by Beyoncé is available on Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal. The photo-real adaptation of The Lion King, featuring Beyoncé as adult Nala, is available on Disney’s streaming service. To learn more about Disney+ and to subscribe, visit their website.