NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Amid the backlash online, the Country Music Association released a statement addressing reports that claimed the organization deleted all mentions of Beyonce' and the Dixie Chicks' CMA Awards performance of "Daddy Lessons" from their social accounts and website.
The Beyhive noticed that a promotional post announcing Beyonce's surprise appearance had been deleted from the CMA Twitter and Facebook pages. Some social media users speculated that the awards show had purposely deleted the posts in response to the negative comments.
"The promo was unapproved and CMA removed it prior to the broadcast. Beyonce's performance with the Dixie Chicks was a highlight of the evening and we are continuing to share the amazing full-length performance clip via our official social channel."
Sarah Trahern, chief executive of the CMA, also clarified to the New York Times that the promotional clip of Beyonce' was pulled down Wednesday before the performance at the request of the singer.
While some social media users shared excitement over Bey's debut and collaboration with the country trio, others criticized Beyonce' for being anti-police for addressing police reform in her music videos.
Beyonce' has stayed quiet about the controversy but the Dixie Chicks had a few words to say about the issue. The group tweeted on Thursday, "If we all turn this up really loud, together we can drown out the hate."
Listen to the collaboration here:
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