Tina Knowles has some strong words for social media users who criticized Beyoncé’s complexion and styling at her premiere Renaissance World Tour concert film.
On Tuesday, Knowles, 69, shared a lengthy Instagram post calling out those who accused her daughter, 42, of “lightening her skin.” The caption has been linked to Beyoncé’s video for years. However, the cover was at the center of the debate.
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“I came across this today and decided to post it after seeing all of this stupid ignorant self hating racist statements about her lightened skin and wearing platinum hair that wants to be white,” Knowles began in the stream, which was uploaded to Beyoncé’s song “Brown Skin Girl.”
The main image on the post was a picture of the Grammy winner at the premiere in Los Angeles Renaissance World Tour concert film at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Saturday night.
As she stood in front of a silver backdrop for pictures at the event, Beyoncé wore a custom Versace silver chain dress. She completed the look with matching silver opera gloves and silver heeled sandals.
Beyoncé at the premiere of her Beyonce Renaissance World Tour concert film.
The “Break My Soul” singer also rocked platinum, long blonde hair styled in a slicked-back middle parting.
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Knowles’ message continued, condemning those who engaged in “stupid talk of hate and jealousy.”
“She’s making a movie, called renaissance, where the whole theme is silver with silver hair, silver carpet and suggested silver clothes, and you morons decide she’s trying to be white and bleaching her skin?”
Knowles was seemingly pointing to comments on social media implying that Beyoncé’s skin is lighter than it has been in the past or that she is trying to be someone else.
Beyoncé during her Renaissance World Tour.
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“Yes, she wore silver hair to match her silver dress like a fashion clown. . ALIEN Superstar ghost!” she added, referencing one of Beyoncé’s songs from her latest studio album.
Knowles also stated that “a white woman [from TMZ] had the audacity to approach” one of her daughter’s hairdressers “to get a statement” regarding the situation.
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The mother of two added that she is “sick and tired” of people “attacking” her oldest child while Beyoncé “minds her own business … helping people whenever she can … uplifting and promoting black women and outsiders at all times.”
Her post received a lot of support.
Tina Knowles and Beyoncé.
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Octavia Spencer commented, “@mstinaknowles You have raised beautiful, strong, intelligent black women, PROUD TO BE BLACK. Period. Anyone who says otherwise has their own issues to deal with. I’m sorry you’ve come across negative comments that people don’t realize are a reflection of how they feel about themselves.”
Another person quoted a line Beyoncé uttered in her 2020 collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion: “‘My mom is a savage, yeah I got that shit from Tina!”👏👏.
Others who commented included Cynthia Erivo and Knowles’ grandson, Daniel Julez J. Smith Jr., who wrote, “Talk to grandma, they need it.”