The editor of German magazine Neon has printed an apology to Beyonce after running an erroneous article about the singer and her marriage to rap superstar Jay-Z.
The publication bosses have retracted the piece and the journalist who penned it has been fired.
The article featured details about a bogus marriage contract and Beyonce's controversial feelings about white producers.
An apology statement from Neon's editors Michael Ebert and Timm Klotzek reads, "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 freelancer Ingo Mocek. 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. Therefore, 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 severely, Neon has terminated all relationships with Ingo Mocek with immediate effect.
"We sincerely apologize to Ms. Knowles and her management for all personal inconvenience that may have arisen due to the publication of this interview."
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