Beyoncé’s mother blasts critics over her early BET Awards exit

Photo Credit: Instagram - @beyonce
Photo credit: Instagram – @beyonce

Beyoncé brought down the house at the 2016 BET Awards when she opened up the show with a performance of her song “Freedom” alongside rap king Kendrick Lamar. However, right after her performance, Bey had to leave the ceremony, forcing her mother, Tina Lawson, to accept an award on her behalf. Not surprisingly, fans had some shady words and accusations about Bey’s exit, but now her mother has decided to respond to her daughter’s critics.

According to media reports, after Beyoncé’s “Freedom” performance, which included a bevy of dancers stomping out on stage to Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, as well as Bey and Kendrick stomping through a floor full of water, the pop icon reportedly left the building immediately and hopped on a plane to London.

Bey’s mother stayed behind at the ceremony and accepted one of Bey’s four awards that she won that night, explaining to the audience about her daughter needing to catch a flight to London.

However, some fans weren’t happy with Lawson’s explanation and they slammed Bey over her quick exit. “Only 1 check cleared,” wrote one fan online.

Another wrote, “Lol the lies … Beyoncé’s performance in London is not until July 2nd…Why did you jet off so fast Beyoncé?”

Well, after seeing all of the shade toward her daughter, Lawson decided to defend her last night on Instagram with two lengthy posts about the situation. In the first post, Lawson explained that she made a mistake about the city and date that her daughter was traveling to, but she blasted critics for being so harsh over a simple mistake.

Photo Credit: Instagram - @mstinalawson
Photo credit: Instagram – @mstinalawson

“Hello guys, first let me say I just got a wind of the mess that has festered since last night! The fact that I supposedly lied about my daughter’s 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 two 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. Anyone with good sence [sic] 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 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,” Lawson wrote.

Well, that isn’t all that she had to say. Read the rest of Lawson’s response after the cut.

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