German mag Neon admits to fake interviews of celebs

Magazine admitted yesterday to faking five interviews since 2004 with celebrities such as Beyonce, C

The magazine apologised for the fraud which was discovered in January when Knowles' team questioned an interview published in the magazine by freelance writer Ingo Mocek.

Neon admitted on its website that the interview never took place as claimed and that it had stopped taking contributions from the journalist responsible for it.

The interview had claimed that Knowles and husband Jay-Z had a secret $10m two-year marriage pact; thus generating rumours that the couple were about to split. The interview also mentioned that Knowles hated white music producers.