WTF: Suicide in the Name of Beyism (Beyonce Religion)


Beyonce Worshipper Found Dead After Sacrificing Self To Singer

Taniya Hattersfield, 23, of College Park, GA was found dead Tuesday morning of self-inflicted stab wounds to the chest. Taniya Hattersfield was what appears to be a new member of the National Church of Bey, an organization based on the religion called Beyism. The religion was founded to worship the R&B superstar Beyoncé Knowles and boasts hundreds of members that call themselves Divine Divas and even view Beyoncé’s music as sacred text.

The exact details of the suicide note were not revealed, but police did indicate that Hattersfield took her own life as a sacrifice to Beyoncé at the request of the National Church of Bey. We were able to speak with the family of Hattersfield. Her mother had this shocking response: “She was crazy,” her mother said, “Plum f-ckin’ crazy! You can’t be nothin’ but crazy to take your life over some lightskin b***h that sings. I mean, I know that’s my daughter, but I’m just keepin’ it real.”

Hattersfield’s father was less vulgar, but equally shocking. “I don’t even consider that my daughter. My sperm don’t make crazy b****s that worships singers,” the father said, “just because her mama and I had a good time one Friday night don’t make her my daughter.”

Meanwhile, Taniya Hattersfield’s body has yet to be claimed by any family members. It currently sits in the hospital morgue waiting for a proper burial. If her body is not claimed, Taniya may eventually be laid to rest in a Potter’s Field, a cemetery typical for homeless people that have no known families to claim them.



The last sentence is the saddest part of this story. Taniya killed herself and no one cared. Her family is correct she took her life for a crazy reason, as far as we know; their disappointment and pain understandable with each memory a stab wound to the soul.

The need to belong and connect trap teenagers and young adults, blind and render them incapable of knowing when to ask for help.

WTF is Beyism? A religion to worship the R&B superstar Beyoncé Knowles, HUH! Beyonce do the responsible thing: Denounce this lunatic religion or replace it with a dream that is positive, attainable and keep young People of Color on paths of growth and self-efficacy.

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The National Church Of Bey (Beyonce) Commercial


Surprising interests in this story roused curiosity around comments that would follow. Here are two: But first two remarks and an update.

  1. The first  comment surprised  only that someone would defend the insanity.

  2. The second comment inspired hope.

  • There are people with sensible values.  Right?


Beyism is the brainchild of 12 friends high on pot in Atlanta. (4)   Apparently, they are still high on pot because they plan to publish a Bible called Beyble.  This would be amusing and full of laughter had Taniya Hattersfield not killed herself in the name of  Beyism.

Was Taniya among the 12 high founders?  Probably not, founders  don’t sacrifice themselves they find  followers for that role.

Future plans for Beyism include expansion in numbers outside the Atlanta area.   My suggestion, keep the number of followers  at 12 or less and take away their pot.


April 26, 2014 at 11:42 am

Don’t speak about things you don’t understand. If you simple minded creatures would take the time the listen and comprehend Beyonce’s gospel you would know that this sacrifice was necessary. Her parents seemed to have let her down but thanks to Beyoncé she’s in a better place now.

April 26, 2014 at 3:29 pm

“Don’t speak about things you don’t understand. If you simple minded creatures would take the time the listen and comprehend Beyonce’s gospel you would know that this sacrifice was necessary. Her parents seemed to have let her down but thanks to Beyoncé she’s in a better place now.”

B, with all do respect you sound foolish just like this woman and the rest of her followers. Have you ever read the bible? There is no true gospel, but the One God made! It is up to you to believe a lie, but that is the work of the devil! Heaven and hell are real-we chose that path. How dare her place herself as a god. And yes she is a :god,” but with a LITTLE g! There is only one true God above all and one day she too will bow down before Him. Have mercy on all of you. May the truth of God be revealed to you and all who are blinded! God have mercy!

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42 thoughts on “WTF: Suicide in the Name of Beyism (Beyonce Religion)”

  1. I have never heard of this story before. This Beyonce cult would be just so laughable if it weren’t for the fact this girl killed herself. This is celebrity worship taken to extremes, and it’s a sad state of affairs when people idolize human beings to such an egregious degree. The silence from Beyonce on this matter lets me know where she stood on this issue.

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        1. Life is always greener on the other side. They think celebrities or wealthy people have everything but no one does. People don’t think about the number of celebrities addicted to drugs or alcohol. Or the high suicide rate considering how happy celebrities appear.

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          1. Yes. There have been some times where I’ve felt that way about those richer and/or more famous than me. I’ve heard a bunch of stories of celebrities doing and even glorifying drugs. Some people are able to hide when they’re down.

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    1. Hi, it is sad! In general, most celebrities care only for the money they make from their fans. Most black stars can do much more; they have resources to help lift the black community. Unfortunately, they are not accessible to their black fans. Colin Kaepernick is one of the exceptions.

      I pray too. 🙂


    2. There are people killig themselves in the name of your God. Is that okay with you?
      God summoned Abraham to kill his son Isaac. Is that okay with you?
      Jesus agreed to die on the cross. Is that okay with you?


        1. I wasn’t looking for an argument either. I was just curious. Alas you decided to leave me in the dark.

          Um…..good thing I love darkness. It enlightens me, brightens my day, and (sometimes) sets me free.


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