“Growing Up Hip Hop:Atlanta” star Masika Kalysha rubbed a few people the wrong way after she joked about meeting Queen Bey, aka Beyoncé.
Kalysha attended the Wearable Art Gala event hosted by Beyoncé’s mother Tina Knowles Lawson on Saturday in Santa Monica, California. While seemingly enjoying a few performances at the event, the “GUHHATL” star happened to spot the “Run the World” singer and her husband Jay-Z in the crowd talking to a few of their fans.
“Check my pulse, somebody come check my pulse right now!” Kalysha said in a video recorded with her mobile phone.
Kalysha, clearly star-struck, seemingly joked in her caption about having dinner with the mega-star and warned fans not to “hate.”
“I’m bout to start actin brand new and leaving b–ches on read,” the television personality wrote. “I had dinner with @beyonce & don’t try to hate talkin bout she didn’t even know I was there 🙄 she did I was just being nice and letting all those other people stand in between us 😩😂.”
A few fans caught whiff of her joke and said they would’ve acted the same.
“Exactly what I would’ve done if I was that close to Beyoncé 😂.”
“Act up sis, you are with the Queen you’re so nice letting people be in front of you😆😂😘😎.”
“I would have been the same 😂😩 fainted and allat sis! 🗣😭😩.”
Others fans accused her of trying to gain publicity.
“U wanna be relevant so bad 🙄 girl u lucky to even be in the same room with her.”
“Sis u clout chasin she would never have dinner with you.”
“Cap! She’s not even looking at you what are u talking about stop being a so thirsty.”
Kalysha didn’t have any clapbacks this time, but her love for Beyoncé apparently outweighs the negatives from the comprehension-challenged commenters.
As for Beyoncé, she attended the Wearable Art Gala in support of her mother Tina who hosted the annual event and raised over $2 million for arts education and the WACO theater center, according to Variety.
The theme for the Gala was from the movie “The Lion King,” an upcoming live-action remake of the 1994 animated classic, which Beyoncé stars in as the voice of Nala. Tina Knowles Lawson said it was huge to see her eldest daughter taking on the role.
“My kids [Beyoncé and Solange] and I watched ‘The Lion King’ probably 30 times, so I was a big push for Beyoncé to do the voice of Nala,” Knowles Lawson told Variety. She also explained how she helped convince the superstar to take the role. “Think about that for your kids when they get older.”
“The Lion King” premieres in theaters July 19.