The Déclassé Shit Beyoncé Did In Her Early Career That No One Talks About Anymore

It’s pretty much been established by now that Beyoncé has reached the level of perfection in most people’s eyes where they can’t even envision her taking a shit. But let’s think back to a time before visual concept albums and vegan diets. A time when Beyoncé was just another frivolous pop star in the vein of Mya and Christina Milian. Following are moments in the chanteuse’s career that should never be forgotten whenever you delude yourself into thinking she’s, ahem, “flawless.”

Tommy Hilfiger is not Tom Ford
Tommy Hilfiger is not Tom Ford

Agree to be the spokeswoman for a Tommy Hilfiger perfume.

Starring in the MTV movie Carmen: A Hip Hopera in 2001.

Very NSYNC
Very NSYNC

Releasing a Christmas album.

No.
No.

Jumping on the Austin Powers bandwagon well past its prime by starring in Austin Powers in Goldmember.

Releasing an accompanying single for Austin Powers called “Work It Out.”

Continuing a string of bad film roles with 2003’s The Fighting Temptations, also starring Cuba Gooding Jr.

Headlining a tour called Verizon Ladies First Tour.

The Pink Panther.

Riding on Jennifer Hudson’s coattails in Dreamgirls.

Accepting money from Muammar Gaddafi for a private performance in Libya