Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 at 4:14 am
I`m tired of seeing some blogs accusing Beyonce of hooking up with her bodyguard, which is most likely not true but who knows for sure. What I can say is milling for a story when there is none starting to get ridiculous( not going to shout other sites out there but you know who you are)! Now there is some weird rumor going around that Beyonce and her bodyguard are related. Another site reported that he was Mathew Knowles’ cousin, but for the record its all crap, the fact is that they are in no way related. Her bodyguard,Julius De Boer is from the Netherlands, speaks 5 languages and his boss is one of Jay-z’s personal bodyguards .Below is an article he wrote for a Netherlands newspaper describing his experience as Bey’s human shield:
I have worked for RAD for over one year as personal protector of the famous singer Beyonce in the USA and abroad.
They are often long hours. I am in this position very happy. I really enjoy my function, a day of work is long, where you have to pay attention to everything, and stay paying attention to everything. Personally I think the most fun of this job is travel and the people you meet while traveling; drivers, hotel managers, restaurant owners, etc. It is this feature for customers that is important, but also for yourself, you’re multilingual.
In American, artists at the Close Protection level is very different than in the Netherlands. It is much more than a human shield to your customer. You should always think three steps ahead, follow a schedule, call ahead to destinations, etc. It really is best that a security person explore the destination beforehand.
In past years I have traveled all continents, mostly in private jets and traveled in the most luxurious hotels stayed. [As a Dutchman I] had to learn to cope and adapt. Adaptability, in physical and psychological terms is the main characteristic that you must possess. I met my boss Norman Oosterbroek in college and he [protects] Jay-Z.
The Kevin Costner/ Whitney Houston love angle is still possible but something is telling me Bey is not that stupid.