Beyoncé performs onstage during the "RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR" at MetLife Stadium on July 29, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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Beyoncé’s Mom Hits Back at Skin-Lightening Comments

On November 25, 2023, Beyoncé took the world by storm when she showed up to the “Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé” premiere in an all-platinum look. However, the show-stopping appearance left the netizens chattering as many took to social media platforms to criticize her “white” aesthetic. Beyoncé’s mom, Tina Knowles, quickly came to her daughter’s rescue, calling out the haters for the unwarranted criticism (via BBC).

Knowles took to Instagram on November 28, posting a video of Beyoncé with a lengthy caption defending her daughter. The proud mama went on to call the comments “racist,” exclaiming that the haters failed to see the singer’s vision.

In the Instagram post, Beyoncé’s mom questioned, “She does a film, called the renaissance, where the whole theme is silver with silver hair, a silver carpet, and suggested silver attire and you bozos decide that she’s trying to be a white woman and is bleaching her skin?”

Tina Knowles noted that the comments stemmed from hate and jealousy, which she found pretty sad. She wrapped up the caption by stating that the “Halo” singer was probably “going to be pissed” at her. Knowles rightfully pointed out that Beyoncé “minds her own business,” as she is known not to pay much heed to online chatter (via The Statesman).

Fans were happy to see Beyoncé’s mom speaking up for her daughter. Singers Jessie J, LaTavia Roberson, Todrick Hall, and Keke Palmer also showed support. Under the post, Palmer exclaimed, “I love you so much Ms. Tina! She deserves to be protected in this way!”

Beyoncé Rocked a Silver Look at the Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé Premiere

The singer was decked up in a gorgeous custom chainmail Versace gown on the night of the premiere of her concert film (via People). Fans were in awe of her flawless platinum blonde tresses. Beyoncé complemented her new hair color with a silver gown, opera gloves, and heels. Moreover, the sleek, middle-parted hairstyle played into the overall theme.

In the Instagram post, Beyoncé’s mom noted, “Black women have worn platinum hair since the Etta James days.” Knowles stated that she went back to admire the “beautiful talented black celebrities” who had donned platinum blonde hair before her daughter. Furthermore, she exclaimed that it was just about everyone at some point in their career.

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