Here’s the Internet Losing Its Sh*t Over Beyoncé Performing at the CMAs
In case you’ve been offline this afternoon, here’s why they Beyhive is tweeting about the Country Music Awards for the first time probably ever: Their queen, Beyoncé herself, is performing at tonight’s 50th annual event.
While there’s no official word on when, what or, well, WHY the pop diva is slated to hit the awards show stage, fans suspect that the country-inflected “Daddy Lessons” from her groundbreaking Lemonade album — which was covered in concert by the Dixie Chicks this year — might have something to do with it. Or maybe, just maybe, it could be the country music industry’s recognition of an iconic contemporary artist who breaks genre boundaries and also happens to be a Black woman — that is to say, notoriously underrepresented in the world of country music. At any rate, people are FREAKING THE F OUT… and also, TBH, feeling a little confused about it all.
Beyoncé is giving us "Daddy Lessons" at the CMAs tonight?? pic.twitter.com/iMQ27PX5NJ
— mookta. (@DillonJaden) November 2, 2016
Me: I hate country music
Beyoncé: I'm performing at the country music awards
— . (@The__Prototype) November 2, 2016
When you find out Beyoncé is performing at the Country Music Awards… pic.twitter.com/yRlEgVCzr4
— MrVicks (@MrVicks) November 2, 2016
me: i hate country music
"beyoncé will be performing at the cmas tonight"
— Tré Melvin 🦂 (@TreMelvin) November 2, 2016
These racists ready to burn down the last musical category black folks haven't decided to take over because, Beyoncé. Sensational. pic.twitter.com/zuplLg6snP
— X (@XLNB) November 2, 2016
Beyoncé at the CMAs tonight: "My daddy Alabama, mama Louisiana, you mix that negro with that creole…"
White people: pic.twitter.com/bkuqGOmSUH
— Damedashbk (@DameDashBEYk) November 2, 2016
Tea right now is producers are SCRAMBLING to keep exactly what Beyoncé is doing a secret. Everyone is so excited & anxious! #CMAawards50
— THE BEYHIVÉ (@TheBeyHiveTeam) November 2, 2016
Will you be watching Beyoncé slay the CMAs? Tell us @BritandCo!
(Photo via Kevin Winter/ Getty)