‘She was focused and knew what she wanted,’ Lyndall says. ‘She’d started singing when she was five and her parents supported her.
There was a Beyoncé train on the fast track to fame and you were either on it or off it. Some people fell off the train and others jumped.’
Mathew ‘Big Mac’ Knowles was the mastermind of ‘Project Beyoncé’, as it was known in the family. ‘Let me tell you, there was no messing with Big Mac. He gave me the third degree about who I was and what my intentions were,’ says Lyndall. ‘He gave me the talk about “not messing anything up.” ’ Lyndall says he understood this to mean not to get Beyoncé pregnant.
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