Beyoncé opened the BET Awards on Sunday night (opens in new tab), but peaced out early because she had to get Europe in formation. The living legend asked her mom to pick up her awards, and poor Tina Knowles made the mistake of saying the following sentence: "[Beyoncé] had to run straight from the stage and get on the plane and fly to London for a concert."
Seems pretty innocent, right? Wrong. Apparently, Beyoncé was actually flying to Sunderland for a concert on Tuesday, which—according to the internet—clearly means Tina was spinning a web of lies. Or, you know, she was just genuinely confused about her daughter's plans.
Tina addressed the "controversy" in two epically long Instagram posts, first explaining Beyonce's sacrificial decision to perform for BET: "I am hurt and disappointed because I know what kind of work, sacrifice, and personal Money it took for her to do this show and support the Bet Award show and to give her fans that did not get to attend the concert a piece of her show."
Bey's mom also chatted about the hypocritical way fans treat celebrities, saying "We start lies and false rumors about our entertainers we celebrate when they stumble, we hope that they fall. We put them against each other when it's room for them all!"
Good point, Tina Knowles. Can't we just all build some sand castles and get along?
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Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.
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