“Beyoncé, to me, doesn’t have a ‘Purple Rain,’ but she’s the biggest thing on Earth. How can you be that big without at least one ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ or ‘Old Time Rock & Roll’? People are like, ‘Beyoncé’s hot. Got a nice behind.’ I’m like, ‘Cool, I like skinny white chicks with big breasts.’ Doesn’t really do much for me.”
However, Beyoncé’s fans have hit back against Kid Rock. Rolling Stone explains the fallout.
“Fans of the Drunk in Love singer, known as the ‘Beyhive,’ have taken to social media to vent their frustrations with Rock and anger towards his criticisms. All of his recent Instagram pictures have been flooded with thousands of comments from super-fans with icons and usernames referencing Beyoncé. While some of the comments are just a marker of presence — users simply posting the bee emoji or ‘#Beyhive’— others have turned personal and violent.”
Many of Beyoncés fans have wished that Kid Rock would die of AIDS. They sound a lot like some crazy Lady Gaga fans, who use the word “AIDS” to insult other artists. It’s incredibly offensive, but one certainly can’t blame Beyoncé or Lady Gaga for some crazy fans. However, Beyoncé fans have dealt with backlash over several different events over the past couple of weeks. They had to defend unretouched photos of their idol looking like a totally different person. Gawker described the significance of Beyoncé‘s leaked photos.
“Two hundred and twenty-four apparently unretouched photos of self-styled Queen Bey Beyoncé were leaked on a website called The Beyoncé World this morning, sending shockwaves across the one inhabited by all of us. They come from commercial and ad shoots for L’Oréal’s 2013 Feria and Infallible campaigns and should make you and Solange feel a little bit more secure about yourselves.”
Right after that, another Beyoncé backlash occurred as it was revealed she pushed away the singer of a song from Selma at the Grammys so she could take the spotlight. The Huffington Post wasn’t particularly happy with Bey’s stunt.
“Beyoncé wanted to sing it, and we did not breathlessly await her performance as much as we were left to grudgingly endure it. There’s a larger issue at play than just the swapping of one great singer for another less talented but more popular one.”
What do you make of the current backlash against Bey? Will Beyoncé make a comeback and prove everybody wrong? Tell us in the comments section.
[Photo Credit: The Daily Mail]