Tina Lawson has been forced to clear the air about daughter Beyoncé’s early exit from the BET Awards after fans expressed their displeasure on social media. The “Lemonade” hit-maker performed “Freedom” at Sunday night’s show, a surprise opening number with Kendrick Lamar.
The explosive performance was complete with several female dancers, fire and water that Bey and K.Dot defiantly kicked around in. It was praised by fans, but the excitement dwindled when the star was not on hand to accept her award for Viewers Choice.
Lawson explained her daughter had to catch a flight to London for the European leg of the Formation World Tour. Fans investigated and accused the Destiny’s Child clothing designer of lying since the London date is not until July 2.
Lol the lies… Beyoncé's performance in London is not until July 2nd…Why did you jet off so fast Beyonce?
— Anna Richards (@anna_o_rich) June 27, 2016
Beyoncé had to leave early to go to a show in London that isn't until July 2nd…that's a hell of a time difference…but I digress
— ❣️ (@Kai_Uhh) June 27, 2016
A look on the tour website, however, reveals the first date of the leg is June 28 in Sunderland, England.
To calm the BeyHive down, Lawson took to Instagram to let fans know that she made a mistake but pointed out all of the sacrifices Yonce had to make to open the awards.
Hello guys first let me sayI just got a wind of the mess that has festered since last night ! The fact that I supposedly lied about my Daughters concert . First of all I did make a mistake on the city and the day . I asked why did she have to leave early and was told by a member of her staff that "she had to get back in time for her concert " and that she actually should have been there 2 days before, as the tour has been down for a month I assumed the date was Monday and the city was London well it turned out to be in the Uk but wrong city and on Tuesday. I want to point out that there is a nine hour time difference and it is an eleven to 12 hour Flight that equates to 19 – 20 hrs to get there! I then want to ask what would be the point of lying to the public and knowing that anyone could see when the date was. Any one with good sence could see that ! I am hurt and disappointed because I know what kind of work, sacrifice , and personal Money it took for her to do this show and support the Bet Award show and to give her fans that did not get to attend the concert a piece of her show. (Even though it means she has one day to rehearse herself and dancers after being off for a month) That was really important to to her. Although everyone told her this is going to take a toll on your tour because you will only have one day to rehearse and you and the dancers will have been off for a month. You will be exhausted because you get to the states on Thursday rehearse for Bet fly to Mexico to be with your Sister for her Birthday on Friday get back to La on Sunday and start rehearsals at Bet At 7 am . (Who else would get three hours of sleep like that? ) Book a huge private plane to carry your dancers and creative staff and choreographers road Managers and pay for it out of your own pocket. Who does that? Please understand that I absolutely am not doing this for anyone but my self ! I know I owe no explanation to anyone but I am tired of people writing my story. So I chose to tell my own ! Thanks for listening❤️continued on next post
“I did make a mistake on the city and the day,” Lawson wrote. “I asked why did she have to leave early and was told by a member of her staff that ‘she had to get back in time for her concert’ and that she actually should have been there 2 days before.”
Lawson explains Bey had to spend up to 20 hours on a flight and only had a day to rehearse for the new leg after taking a month off from the tour.
“I am hurt and disappointed because I know what kind of work, sacrifice, and personal money it took for her to do this show and support the BET Award show and to give her fans that did not get to attend the concert a piece of her show,” she continued, adding her daughter paid for dancers’ and managers’ flights to Los Angeles for the performance.
She followed up with another post discouraging the spread of rumors and putting entertainers “against each other when it’s room for them all!”
This is exactly what I was talking about . We start lies and false rumors about our entertainers we celebrate when they stumble, we hope that they fall . We put them against each other when it's room for them all! We talk negative about them and even their children which should be off limits . When they are gone we cry and say how much we loved them and cherish them we salute them in tributes . Well how about we do that when they are here ?I am sorry this is soo long but I had to get it off my chest! You guys are soo sweet and understand please! I I know I owe no one an explanation this is for me not anyone else . I am tired of letting people tell my story ! As Micheal Jackson would say "with Love". Wake up people ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️???God Bless all of you ❤️
“I am tired of letting people tell my story! As Micheal Jackson would say, ‘with Love.’ Wake up people. God bless all of you.” she concluded.