Following the release of Beyoncé’s seventh studio album titled “Renaissance” in July, the 40-year-old received flak for sampling one of Kelis’ songs after the singer called her out on Instagram Live. Media outlets reported that Beyoncé’s track “Energy” included ad-libs from Kelis’ 2003 hit “Milkshake.”
Soon after the backlash, Beyoncé found herself in another controversy after she asked to change the lyrics to her song “Heated.” The track previously included the word “spazz,” which is considered by some to be ablest and offensive language.
On Aug. 8, Knowles-Lawson took to Instagram to praise her daughter for the latest accomplishments she has received for “Renaissance,” including topping the Billboard 200 album chart.
While sharing a video and images from Beyoncé’s album release party, she wrote, “I’ve watched for over two years all of the constant hard work, the sacrifice sometimes of time with her family, the all night sessions, working while sick, weekends and then nurturing three kids, time away from a very supportive husband, the Blood sweat, and tears, I say that to say Beyonce works harder than any human being I know and deserves and earns everything she gets!”
She wrapped up the lengthy post by describing Beyoncé as “loyal and kind,” despite what is thrown at her.
The 68-year-old said, “Absolutely nothing is handed to her. She minds her own business and does not speak badly of anyone, never puts anyone down , Is always loyal and kind. Takes care of her bussiness don’t mess with nobody. So I am proud of you!!!! Kudos Baby girl enjoy your rewards you have earned it and then some!”
As Knowles-Lawson’s post began making its rounds on social media blogs, many assumed that the “Talks with Mama Tina” host was responding to the negative press surrounding Beyoncé’s latest project. A couple of individuals even mentioned Kelis’ name.
“I’m guessing she seeing the celebrities attack B and it’s really sad how them celebrities attack her when she just trying to help but Beyoncé doesn’t care because she’s happy and she got her family and she rich.”
“Classy clap backs are the best oh and Heyyyy Kelis she talking to you.”
“Sounds like this is more so to address Kelis than anything else but go off Tina.”
“That’s one thing you can never say about Bey…. That she don’t mind her business and never comments on anything negative towards her!!! A true definition of a (queen emoji).”
“Beyoncé had 10 beefs and ain’t said a word lol she literally don’t f–k with nobody !!!! I endorse Tina’s message lol.”