The BeyHive is raising the alarm after former child star Aaron Carter randomly mentioned Beyoncé’s name during one of his recent tweeting sprees. The troubled singer has been a mainstay in the news as of late due to an explosive feud between him and his siblings, Backstreet Boys frontman Nick Carter and sister Angel.
Their public falling out has since escalated into levied claims of physical and sexual abuse. It seemed like things had cooled down momentarily on Aaron’s end until the “I Want Candy” singer quickly found himself in the crosshairs of the BeyHive this past weekend.
The 31-year-old was having some fun with fans on Twitter Saturday night (Sept. 28).
“Omg, @Beyonce I just want you to know that [I] love you always and your music! Also, I wanted to let you know I never forgot when you let me open up for you and @destinyschild in 99 & 2000! That's all I wanted to say #Beyhive thank you for everything you've done for me,” the singer captioned alongside a photo of him and Queen Bey dancing together at an after-party following the 2001 American Music Awards.
Given Aaron’s public track record, the BeyHive wasn’t convinced that Aaron mentioned Bey from a genuine place of adoration and felt he was trying to use her name for attention amid his familial troubles.
“Aaron the #Beyhive is gonna chew you up and spit you out. Stop trying to use their name to get views,” one fan cautioned.
“This is an entire archive of his tour history. I see no Beyonce,” another claimed, sharing a link to a detailed index of Aaron’s touring history that dates back to 1997.
As the backlash mounted, Aaron returned to Twitter where he defended himself against claims he was using Bey’s name for clout.
“I never asked beyonce to reach out. It’s fine. She’s knows me. & I know her. I just wanted to tell her thank you and she’s an inspiration. I need no clout from anyone. Trust me on that. Especially beyonce. We toured together and that’s a fact everyone acts like I lie @Beyonce,” he hit back.
Regardless of his intentions, the BeyHive message is clear: Steer clear of the Queen.
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