Tina Knowles Recalls ‘Shy’ Beyoncé Getting ‘Bullied a Bit’ Growing Up

On Instagram, Ms. Tina wrote about her memories of Beyoncé, Solange and Kelly Rowland as children, calling them her "three girls."

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Ms. Tina Knowles reflected on how far her daughter Beyoncé has come after the 32-time Grammy-winner dealt with bullying when she was a child.

In a quick chat with Vogue, shared on her official Instagram, Ms. Tina recalled her memories of Beyoncé, youngest daughter Solange, and Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland, calling the ladies her "three girls."

“Beyoncé, she was very shy and she got bullied a bit, but the day that she stood up for someone—she didn’t stand up for herself she stood up for them," Ms. Tina told the publication. “I’m getting emotional talking about it. I was just, I couldn't have been more proud of her.”

The 70-year-old continued listing off the great qualities of Solange and Rowland, the former whom she shares with her ex-husband, Mathew Knowles.

“Solange, was her signing a petition in school, she was only in, like, fifth grade and she was out getting petitions signed,” Ms. Tina said. “So she’s always been an activist.”

“And Kelly was always this kid that just tried to protect everybody,” she continued. “I have a memory of her with her best friend Barbara and her being a mediator and just being this little peacemaker.”

While Ms. Tina's memory of Rowland was timely, considering that the actress-singer had to confront a security guard at Cannes Film Festival last week, the fashion designer and hairstylist stood by her assessment of the women.

"Each child is different! But all so special. I believe kids are born with their personalities. My three girls All handled things very differently," Ms. Tina wrote in the caption. "Learn their personalities and respect the individuality. Never compare the negatives , always praise the positive differences and pay attention to the things that you can brag on about them. They love it and it encourages positive behavior."

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