Beyonce was bashed on social media when it was announced that she was performing at the 50th annual CMA Awards on Wednesday.
“She’s not a country singer!” they cried. “She doesn’t deserve to be there!” they proclaimed.
But all those who were watching the CMAs live from Nashville, Tennessee — instead of the Game 7 clash between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians in the World Series — had their criticisms shot down by Beyonce’s breathtaking performance of “Daddy Lessons” from “Lemonade.”
Taking to the stage with (genuine) country singers The Dixie Chicks, Beyonce came out dressed in a white gown and pearls to easily steal the show — even after making her fans anxiously wait until the third hour.
“Loving this,” Reese Witherspoon tweeted.
Watch the video above and see the delighted tweets below.
— Julia Emmanuele (@julesemm) November 3, 2016
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) November 3, 2016
— BEYONCE COLOMBIANA (@beyoncColombia) November 3, 2016
Beyoncé serving fried chicken, biscuit lickin:, Mac and cheese meltin' vocals tonight pic.twitter.com/RGYQ44Q128
— ???? thankful fag ???? (@beyoncehatesme) November 3, 2016
the important thing to remember tonight is that Beyoncé fulfilled barack obamas promise of uniting america
— Matt Bellassai (@MattBellassai) November 3, 2016
Beyoncé really crushed a whole new genre just like in her spare time
— Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths) November 3, 2016
Matthew McConaughey basically did this during the Beyonce/Chicks performance. pic.twitter.com/FMDFQMK0Uh
— Sam Adams (@SamuelAAdams) November 3, 2016
Beyoncé wore that straight hair for the first time in a 2016 performance at the CMA's like pic.twitter.com/V3d0sLsJ6I
— formerly known as (@RedBeKnowing) November 3, 2016
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) November 3, 2016
— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) November 3, 2016