The CMAs Deleted All Signs of Beyoncé From Their Social Media

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02:  Beyonce (2nd R) performs onstage with Emily Robison, Natalie Maines, and Martie Maguire of Dixie Chicks at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

The CMAs Deleted All Signs of Beyoncé From Their Social Media

Here's why.

Published November 3, 2016

Whether so-called die-hard country fans may have liked it or notBeyoncé graced the stage during last night's CMAs, delivering an incredible performance of her country crossover hit, "Daddy Lessons," alongside the Dixie Chicks (November 2).

Prior to Bey taking center stage, the Country Music Awards heavily promoted the impressive feat that they were able to secure a highly coveted Beyoncé performance, both throughout the program and with a special Snapchat filter featuring the words "Bey Watch."

However, backlash from fans apparently resulted in the CMAs questioning their decision to involve the singer, with many expressing their outrage on social media with racist commentary.

As reported, the CMAs completely removed any trace of Beyoncé from their website and social media channels, likely due to pressure from their outspoken audience ruthlessly sounding off in the comments section.

After fans began to notice the shocking absence of Beyoncé from the official CMA pages on Facebook, the association decided to subtly share the Dixie Chick's post of the performance.

Take a look at this in-depth look at exactly how and where the CMAs chose to attempt to erase Bey from their digital presence here, and see several tweets commenting on the situation below.

Meanwhile, Queen Bey decided to generously share her creative endeavors with her fans once again, today releasing yet another standalone video from her visual album, Lemonade.

The visual clip for "Daddy Lessons" is now available exclusively on Tidal, and joins "Sorry" and "Hold Up" as single videos released from Lemonade that members of the #BeyHive can happily watch on repeat.

Perhaps following her involvement with the CMA's, Beyoncé will be inspired to fully make the leap into country music for her next project. While one can never truly know what Bey is up to next, we trust that if she were to explore country music again in any capacity, she'd do the genre justice, despite the possibility of being met with ignorant blacklash like we saw following her CMA performance.

For those who can't get enough of Beyoncé's first foray into country, take a look at the visuals for "Daddy Lessons" in the clip below.

Written by KC Orcutt

(Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)


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