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Beyoncé To Write And Direct Hottentot Venus Biopic?

Maybe it's Oscar time for the former Destiny's Child star.

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Bey is many things. Queen B. Grammy winner. Pop icon.

What she is not (yet) is Hollywood royalty.

Although she has plenty of credits to her name, Beyoncé doesn't have the star-driven vehicle under her belt that doubles as Oscar bait.

But now, according to a report from the other side of the Atlantic, which, could mean this is all just a rumor, the former Destiny's Child lead is putting together a team to write a biopic on Hottentot Venus. In the 1800s, Saartjie Baartman was exhibited in voyeuristic shows where patrons stared at her rounded bottom. She was dubbed Hottentot Venus and her likeness has been used to refer to Bey, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian and more in recent years.

Update: Bey's camp has apparently denied the claim.

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