These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Alternative Character Interpretation: Because of her Determinator status and her very tight control of her public image, there's a running joke that she's a massive control freak who keeps Kelly, Michelle, and even Solange locked in her basement to keep any of them from stealing her thunder.
Double Standard: Many of Beyonce's songs have them, in that she blames men expressly for problems in relationships. "If I were a Boy" is the worst, because it expressly states that all men put themselves first, and is generally incredibly patronizing. Web Video/Todd in the Shadows called it the worst song of that year.
Ear Worm: Many of her songs, though special mentions go to "Crazy in Love" and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)."
Fan Nickname: "The Black Album" for Beyoncé, due to similarities with a certain Beatles album. Sometimes called "The REAL Black Album" or "The Other Black Album" to differentiate from her husband's album of said name.
Hey, It's That Guy!: Heather Morris, one of the dancers in the "Single Ladies" video, later became famous as Brittany S. Pierce on Glee.
She's often blamed for the dissolution of Destiny's Child and the expulsion of two of its members beforehand. Exactly how much of that was on her, on the other girls and on the management will probably never be known.
Beyoncé is often criticized for her misandric lyrics.
Signature Song: "Crazy in Love" and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" are probably the main contenders in a career with several big hits.
Tearjerker: "Heaven", which is a song dedicated to the child she miscarried. The video was apparently inspired by seeing her mother watch one of her best friends die.
The first part of "Mine" where she describes feeling confused about her marriage and alludes to a bout of post-natal depression. It's pretty chilling to hear, especially from an artist who has always insisted that her marriage is nothing short of a fairy tale.
The video for "Pretty Hurts", which shows her character struggling with bulimia and feelings of worthlessness in response to the rigid demands of the beauty industry and pageant culture.