Beyonce Not Involved in Saartjie Baartman Film Despite Reports
"Beyonce is in no way tied to this project," the music star's representative told Billboard in a statement. "This is an important story that should be told, however."
Over the weekend, The Sun reported rumors that Bey would write and star in a biopic about Saartjie 'Sarah" Baartman, a South African woman who was enslaved and taken to Europe to appear in freak shows.
The report raised the ire of many, including a South African political leader who claimed Beyonce had no right to tell Baartman's story. Read the comments here.
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