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Jimmy Kimmel Apologizes for Mispronouncing Beyoncé’s Name for So Long (Video)

”You told us “say my name, say my name,” and we didn’t listen,“ Kimmel says.

Jimmy Kimmel made amends with a musical legend on Thursday’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live”: Turns out he’s been pronouncing Beyoncé’s name for years.

“You know, last night, my wife — we put the kids to bed — my wife was looking at her phone, and she’s like, ‘Oh my God!’ Kimmel said. “And I thought something terrible had happened. Turns out, Beyoncé is releasing a new album. So it’s okay.”

“This will be Beyonce’s first new album since 2016. And I feel like this is a good time to mention something that’s been bothering me,” Kimmel continued.

“Because, put her name up on the screen if you would” — at this point her name appeared onscreen — “And I want everybody to look at this together. The accent mark is at the end. It’s on the ‘e’,” Kimmel said.

“So it’s actually Be-yon-SAY,” Kimmel explained. 

“And I just want to be-yon-say, to be-yon-say,” Kimmel joked, “that I am sor-ray for screwing up your name for twenty years. I mean you said, you told us ‘say my name, say my name,’ and we didn’t listen.”

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