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CMAs Site Seemingly Erases Beyonce Mentions After Backlash

CMAs Site Seemingly Erases Beyonce Mentions After Backlash

Beyonce‘s performance at the 2016 CMA Awards was probably one of the most talked about moments of the night, but mentions of the appearance were seemingly erased from the show’s website.

The entertainer sang a new version of her song “Daddy Lessons” featuring the Dixie Chicks and got a lot of acclaim from fans.

Sadly, there was also backlash from some country music fans who said that Beyonce did not have a place at the show. After the backlash was heard, all evidence of the performance was seemingly erased from the CMAs’ website and social media accounts.

This move then received criticism and the CMA account on Facebook ended up sharing the Dixie Chicks‘ post about the performance.

The Country Music Association released this statement: “CMA has not erased any mentions of Beyonce’s performance on the CMA Awards. In advance of the broadcast, CMA removed a five-second promotional clip from ABC.com and CMA’s Facebook page. The promo was unapproved and CMA removed it prior to the broadcast. Beyonce’s performance with Dixie Chicks was a highlight of the evening and we are continuing to share the amazing full-length performance clip via our official social channels.”

DO YOU THINK Beyonce’s performance at the CMA Awards was appropriate?

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  • Arx

    Queen of controversy

  • Madsxx

    Seems a little petty, but I guess I can understand the frustration. Beyonce isn’t known for country music. Not everyone wants to see her all over the award shows. Especially one dedicated to country.

  • Just Saying

    People were actually upset the Redneck Awards got ratings because of Beyoncé? Damn.

  • Wendy

    I don’t think this is the first time a singer from a different genre has performed at the CMA’s is it? People need to get over it, should have been watching the World Series anyway.

  • Kitty

    Responding to complaints on the internet is just dumb. Within any race/fan/gender/genre then number of people complaining is so infinitely small compared to the people staying quiet. So any response to this minority results in making the silent majority look terrible. And I have to blame the media/bloggers for giving megaphones to these people.

    I dont follow Beyoncé or Country Music. But now I’m going to be forced to hear news stories, see headlines and hear conversations about “racism” when the small issue is not entirely about race-hate.

    (I really miss the days of celebrity blogs being about showing pictures of celebs. Now they’re all about stirring the pot, creating division among people and encouraging anger. We’re ruining the planet just so they can get more clicks)

  • gradybridges

    Except the song she sung is pure country and she could easily do a country album. Plus many other non country acts have appeared on the show to no complaints. No surprise these are all Trump voters

  • gradybridges

    It’s not a few-Country base is the south which is voting Trump-

  • Jezza

    It was unnecessary for her to be there. That’s not her crowd or type of fan. Stunt queening it up when Dolly Freaking Parton is there! Sit your ass down, BeYAWNce.

  • plez

    When people show you who they are believe them. A lot of people who listen and watch country music showed themselves yesterday and it was not a good look.

    If Sam Hunt had performed on a BET award show, most of the audience would embrace him because they love to just hear good music. Plus they know that black music helped influence him.

    You all should have appreciated Beyonce.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    No. If Sam Hunt had performed on BET award show, he would be called out for appropriating black culture.But it’s OK when a black does that.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    No. If Sam Hunt had performed on BET award show, he would be called out for appropriating black culture.But it’s OK when a black does that.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    Does Beyonce has to be on everything? I bet she paid someone just to pop up and cause controversy. Remember what she did at the SB? She shoved her angst again police in front of entire America. She needs to go.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    The problem with it , that we tired of exhaustion of Beyonce on everything.

  • Clever Moniker

    Can’t STAND Beyonce, but crossover type acts happen at all of the award shows. Ridiculous for these knuckledragging rednecks to complain. Country is practically pop these days anyway.

  • Julianne Potter

    Just go away Beyonce. Just go away! And it has nothing to do with race! She just this weird controlling agenda where she wants to be on everything. This is the same woman who performed 5 songs at the Oscars one year!!!!!!

  • Douglas from Brazil

    Beyonce is Illuminatti.

  • Gina

    There have been many “unnecessary” guests at the CMA’s over the years. Not quite sure why Beyonce is being singled out.

  • Bunny Merenstein

    For a black to mingle??!! Did you just say that? Sit the fuck down, racist muthafucka.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    I changed my comment I didn’t mean that way, sorry.

  • shoes4life

    I will say this, when Nelly performed an actual song he co-wrote and recorded with Florida Georgia State years ago no problem because it was being played on CM stations. I think the problem most people have with Beyonce is that she took one of her songs and purposefully remixed it to sound country, just to be on the show to prove she can do it. It was unnecessary and not genuine is what most are feeling.

  • Shinyla Kay

    That’s false! Many white artists are nominated, perform at or even win BET or NAACP awards! Bono got a whole special honor and a standing ovation at the NAACP awards. “A black” left a bad taste in my mouth. I’m not known for being sensitive in that area and I’m NOT calling you a racist…..but that choice of phrasing is interesting….

  • Jennifer

    I can understand having her there. You might have fans of hers watch the cma’s and discover a new love of country. Or you have country fans start to expand their music genre. I understand the hate but its also just 5 minutes of a show.

  • devvv

    If they didn’t want her there, they shouldn’t have invited her. She didn’t just show up out of the blue. They tried to use Beyonce to get viewers since they were up against the world series and still hit a low. Your problem is with the CMA not Bey.

  • Patrick

    Racist white people STAY mad about beyonce’s existence.

    Every single year someone random pops up singing country music at the CMAs. It’s sort of a thing.

    Why wouldnt she do it when she’s had a great year and has a country song?

  • RNG

    Nobody is saying anything about what the awards shows do. Its great that the CMAs and BET are so inclusive. However Douglas is correct that many viewers make rude comments when artists from different genres or races perform or appear at genre specific events. Justin Timberlake was even criticized by viewers recently for comments he made regarding Black Lives Matter and they were sympathetic words, but he’s not black so he “had no right.” Remember the reaction to Taylor Swift dancing during a Rap performance? We as black people are not immune to that type of behavior, so do not get defensive when someone points it out. In all fairness, whether white/black, Country/Hip Hop, the majority shouldn’t be punished for the likes of a few ignorant people online. Dont feed into the hate they spread. PEACE!

  • RNG

    Didnt LL and a country artist do a song together a couple years ago too?

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  • sheigh

    Come on kids, for the first there was a good talented singer in country music performance! Please clean up your ears, Bey is just genious , and Dixies were too down beside her !

  • Shinyla Kay

    1)There’s a difference between being defensive and pointing out inaccuracies. Sam Smith, Eminem, etc have been mostly embraced although poor Iggy Azalea has been terribly bullied (but not even mostly by black ppl…go check youtube for yourself).

    2)”A black” not “a black person”….Who talks like that? I’ve never said “a white”. It’s never occurred to me to say it because there’d something inherently dehumanizing about it somehow. It’s not a human, it’s just some object.

    3)What does commenting about hot button political issues have to do with cultural appropriation? You added all kinds of new subtopics and issues that I never stated an opinion on.

    Also, you are so wrong. Black ppl as a whole LOVE to see ppl of other races GENUINELY enjoying and participating in our culture…not just using it for profit. Phil Collins has been in rap songs because his amazing music has R&B/soul influences and were loved by Bone Thugs&Harnony, Ice t, etc. Gary Owen, a white comedian, is LOVED by the black community to the point that he has his OWN BET show! Have you seen a single black person complain? I haven’t.

  • Shinyla Kay

    Ppl who complained about her being there rent necessarily racist. However…the MANY ppl who complained about her being there while using racial slurs….gonna just jump out on a limb and guess they are racist.

    I’m irritated that they made it racial because she’s definitely overexposed. If they’d just complained along the lines of being tired of looking at her face…I’d totally get it.

    Beyoncé; Kim Kardashian and all of her relatives male, female or in between; Taylor Swift; Justin Bieber; are in our faces a LOT whether you want to see them or not…I can understand a country fan thinking they had 1 Beyonce free night to look forward to and being like Whaaaaa?!

  • RNG

    I read all of that, and I take all of your points seriously. I also agree with most of it. Youre right, my JT point was definitely off topic. However, I think you may have misunderstood my overall meaning.
    I’m still wondering if you disagree with the point that some Hip Hop/ R&B fans have done the same thing (done to Beyonce) to non Hip Hop/R&B artists that have appeared on the BET or similar awards? Mind you Im not talking about white artists that Rap or sing R&B/Soul or are even heavily influenced by it. So Im not talking about Iggy, Robin Thicke, JT, MGK, Mac Miller or others you mentioned. Do you believe that Katy Perry, Justin Beiber, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Adam Levine, or Lady Gaga havent been inappropriately criticized for being out of place (not belonging) on a “Black” Awards Show by black viewers on social media? Read carefully as to not misunderstand my question, and please answer honestly. Thanks.

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  • Erica Barber

    They didn’t get ratings. They dropped in viewers. It was lower than last year. Under a million people watched. Bey didn’t help get them viewers. If anything they dropped because a lot of country music fans don’t like her music.

  • Shinyla Kay

    The worst part about this is you are forcing me to somewhat defend her. I’m sick of her being shoved constantly in my face too. Just so you know…I don’t blame MOST of the ppl who complained (the ones who felt the need to use slurs don’t get the benefit of the doubt from me). I could use a nice long break from her myself.

    Lets be clear, I’m not claiming black ppl can’t also be racist idiots. I’m speaking in generalizations. An analogy would be a youtube video I saw of some sort of school dance or something in the cafeteria of a predominantly black school. They had a dance off and a white teacher started Riverdancing and the students went crazy! They cheered and clapped and yelled like it was the most badass thing theyd ever seen. Most of the comments were also positive except for a few disgusting idiots who mocked him.

    I’m not delusional…You are right that there is a SMALL but highly vocal and visible segment of the black population that fills social media with ridiculous and outrageous racist and misogynistic bile. Those same idiots don’t like other black ppl very much either (Check out Ciara’s mentions for example).

    Ppl also complained about Beyoncé’s cultural appropriation in the Coldplay video. I’ve often seen her blonde wigs and weaves referenced as well. My point is just that he seemed to think “a black” (O_o) can do anything without consequences and white artists are rejected automatically by black shows/ppl.

  • Gina

    Yes and many pop stars like Justin Timberlake, for example, have performed.

  • shauxnough

    She didnt remix it though. That’s how the song sounds period. That’s how it is on the album.

  • shauxnough

    Its a whole bunch of hullabaloo over something that really isnt that serious. She sang a song, it was a moment for the fans, I think that crossing over will lead to unity among fans if everyone lets go and just jams out.

  • dcruz87

    “but not even mostly by black ppl…go check youtube for yourself” uhhh okay girl if you say so.

  • Wendy

    Oh I definitely agree with you there lol, not a fan.

  • Shinyla Kay

    Well…The guy who saw her in an airport, confirmed it was her. ..waited as she smiled and prepared to greet what she thought was a fan…who then said, “Thanks for ruining hip hop” was white. I could literally name several other instances and I never said no black ppl bullied her (once again I’m not delusional….black ppl aren’t angels incapable of wrongdoing obviously).

    I’m saying ppl for whatever reason piled on this poor girl. I don’t think she deserves it at all because nobody owns a music genre. She can rap if she wants to! I’ve argued with ppl defending her against the bullying. I’m not necessarily a fan of her music but I LOVE her hustle and the fact that she’s self-made.

  • dcruz87

    The biggest people that have been linked to criticize/bully/hate on her/whatever you want to call it have not been mainly white though, I’m not referring to random social media bandwagons that always pop up every now and then like the video you’re alluding to… but the ones who “started” it all and have gotten the most press as well. Plus even most of the memes and stuff shaming her looks/comparing her to white chicks and whatnot which have basically been around since Fancy was a big hit also first started on “black Twitter” as they call it. Idk this is kinda irrelevant to discuss lol, just thought it was a weird observation at least from what I’ve seen and how people react to her. It hit a “peak” weird phase sometime last year where it became “uncool” to like her so obviously everyone ended up jumping on it with the clickbait in mind knowing it’ll get them retweets and whatnot.

  • Shinyla Kay

    I was particularly disappointed in Snoop for reposting that white chicks meme but then when he actually got aggressive with her for defending herself I was just devastated. I’ve always thought of him as so cool. To see him bully a young girl just trying to do her thing was a real letdown. I know he’s a gangster rapper but I always put him in like a Willie Nelson/Cheech&Chong/Woody Harrelson category in my mind.

    I don’t know how the percentages break down of Iggy’s bullies but like you said it’s a weird thing to debate. We can agree that whoever does it is really wrong and cruel.

  • dcruz87

    Yea, I mean she was wrong in some stuff she’s said in the past as well – like everyone, we’re human – but that’s certainly not the way you try to educate someone in my pov, even if the person in question seems stubborn and appearing to truly not want to educate herself (which I didn’t consider it to be the case despite the media portraying her that way). She literally was bullied over anything online and prob got more hate at some point than certain people who’ve actually harmed others/done something illegal (more “deserving” of that kind of reaction).

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