Neon Magazine, the publication that made headlines earlier this month with its feature on Beyonce and an alleged pre-marital contract is stepping up by not only firing the writer but, sending an open apology to the star. In the article, which was published on blogs including theYBF.com earlier this year, a writer is said to have falsified an interview with Beyonce, making it appear as though the singer confirmed that she had Jay-Z under a contract.. “I do not deny that there is a marriage contract. I would encourage any woman getting married to put on such a treaty, it will gain more influence on self-esteem. I believe that in my relationship with Jay-Z, as in any genuine relationship ,not everything is easy. I want children not now, later. Heâs entirely not aware of that fact yet. I want to sit around at home, also times in a tracksuit pants. He assumes and believes that women even wear high heels just to go to the bathroom.” — excerpt from NEON. In a letter released late Thursday, Neon apologizes for the article, stating “We do have serious doubts in the truth of many statements of the interview of Ms. Beyonce Knowles published in NEON, Issue January/2010…The article was written by the freelancer Ingo Mecek. The editors-in-Chief have confronted Ingo Mocek with these doubts. Ingo Mocek was not able to verify certain statements, particularly the statements regarding a marriage contract of Ms. Knowles. There, we assume that the interview did not take place as claimed by Ingo Mocek.” “NEON dissociates itself from the content of the interview with Ms. Knowles. NEON subscribes to a high level standard of truthful journalism. Since Ingo Mocek has violated these standards serverely, NEON has terminated all relationships with Inco Mocek with immediate effect,” Neon goes on to state. “We sincerely apologize to Ms. Knowles and her management for all personal inconvenience that may have arisen due to the publication of this interview.” Singersroom opted not to publish excerpts of the interview when it was first released. Beyonce has not commented on the interview or whether it actually took place.
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