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Mama Tina is learning that her status as the Queen B’s mother will not stop the wasp from poking at the Beyhive. After Beyonce’s opening performance at the 2016 BET Awards, she promptly left the show. According to her mother, Tina Knowles, Queen Bey had to rush to catch a flight to continue on with her tour, having a concert in London that evening. Well, according to Beyonce’s internet sources, she didn’t have a show until two days later causing a massive uproar and trigging some into name calling, but Mama T didn’t sit back and take the criticism.

With the awards airing Sunday night, Tina Knowles finally decided to respond via her Instagram, stating:

Hello guys first let me sayI just got a wind of the mess that has festered since last night ! The fact that I supposedly lied about my Daughters concert . First of all I did make a mistake on the city and the day . I asked why did she have to leave early and was told by a member of her staff that “she had to get back in time for her concert ” and that she actually should have been there 2 days before, as the tour has been down for a month I assumed the date was Monday and the city was London well it turned out to be in the Uk but wrong city and on Tuesday. I want to point out that there is a nine hour time difference and it is an eleven to 12 hour Flight that equates to 19 – 20 hrs to get there! I then want to ask what would be the point of lying to the public and knowing that anyone could see when the date was. Any one with good sence could see that ! 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. (Even though it means she has one day to rehearse herself and dancers after being off for a month) That was really important to to her. Although everyone told her this is going to take a toll on your tour because you will only have one day to rehearse and you and the dancers will have been off for a month. You will be exhausted because you get to the states on Thursday rehearse for Bet fly to Mexico to be with your Sister for her Birthday on Friday get back to La on Sunday and start rehearsals at Bet At 7 am . (Who else would get three hours of sleep like that? ) Book a huge private plane to carry your dancers and creative staff and choreographers road Managers and pay for it out of your own pocket. Who does that? Please understand that I absolutely am not doing this for anyone but my self ! I know I owe no explanation to anyone but I am tired of people writing my story. So I chose to tell my own ! Thanks for listening❤️continued on next post

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And she continued:

This is exactly what I was talking about . 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! We talk negative about them and even their children which should be off limits . When they are gone we cry and say how much we loved them and cherish them we salute them in tributes . Well how about we do that when they are here ?I am sorry this is soo long but I had to get it off my chest! You guys are soo sweet and understand please! I I know I owe no one an explanation this is for me not anyone else . I am tired of letting people tell my story ! As Micheal Jackson would say “with Love”. Wake up people ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️???God Bless all of you ❤️

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What is she talking about? During her acceptance of Beyonce’s award, she mentioned how we (fans) should salute entertainers while they are still living, referencing the amazing Prince tributes that were taking place throughout the evening. Ms. Knowles responded to the backlash almost by not directly responding to the name calling; she simply reiterated what she had already said.

Tina Knowles is usually one to stay out of the public eye and make strong moves behind the scenes but since the drop of Lemonade, she has done a lot of speaking on her daughter’s behalf. If she continues, well, we guess we’ll see where Beyonce inherited her thick skin.

Written: By Melody Lanei


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