The “Halo” singer debut the new ‘do late last evening on Instagram perhaps in an effort to reduce the furor of her fans.
Two of the three photos has received well over 26,000 comments combined. Not surprisingly, fans are divided from cries of “Noooooooooooooo!!!!!” to adoration of “OMG ADORBS!”
While some fans were unsure which side of the fence they stood by, others are comparing the singer to pop stars Rihanna and Miley Cyrus.
“Not beautiful, only Rihanna is most beautiful with short and long hairs ;)”
There has been speculation that Bey was forced to chop off the hair after her weave was caught in a fan at a show late last month in Canada.
Another more likely explanation is the singer has a few weeks before her next concert date on the Mrs. Carter World Tour and wanted something fresh.
It’s likely the weave will return before she hits the stage again. A short pixie cut won’t have quite the same effect with an industrial-sized fan blowing behind her.
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