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Tina Knowles hits back at fans accusing daughter Beyonce of 'lightening' her skin

Ella Scott

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Tina Knowles hits back at fans accusing daughter Beyonce of 'lightening' her skin

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@mstinaknowles

Beyoncé’s mother Tina Knowles has defended her daughter over claims she has ‘lightened’ her skin tone.

Earlier this month, fans of Queen Bee were ecstatic to hear she was pulling a Taylor Swift by bringing her concert experience to cinemas.

Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé is set to chronicle the development and execution of the star’s recent Renaissance World Tour.

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If you missed the record-breaking stadium tour when it touched ground in the UK this summer, then you only have to wait Friday (1 December) to see the 42-year-old in action.

Ahead of the film’s release, AMC Theatres held a star-studded premiere at Los Angeles’ Samuel Goldwyn Theatre.

Last Saturday (25 November), the ‘Love On Top’ singer was joined on the chrome-coloured carpet by the likes of Lizzo, Janelle Monae and Kelly Rowland.

For the event, Beyoncé wore a shimmering Versace gown, a matching pair of latex silver gloves, and a Game Of Thrones-inspired ice blonde wig.

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However, the look has drawn criticism across social media.

Tina Knowles addressed the negative comments aimed towards her daughter. Credit: Instagram/@mstinaknowles
Tina Knowles addressed the negative comments aimed towards her daughter. Credit: Instagram/@mstinaknowles

Many fans have taken to X (formerly Twitter) and Instagram to claim that the singer had ‘lightened her skin’ and that she was ‘white now’.

Following the negative sentiments, Beyoncé’s mum, Tina, 69, has rubbished rumours and defended her daughter.

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Sharing a video with her four million followers, she wrote: “Came across this today and decided to post it after seeing all of the stupid ignorant (sic) self-hating racist statements about her, lightening her skin, and wearing platinum hair wanting to be white.

“She does a film, called the Renaissance, where the whole theme is silver with silver hair, a silver carpet, and suggested silver attire.

“And you bozos decide that she’s trying to be a white woman and is bleaching her skin?”

Celebrities have come out in their droves to support Tina's latest comments. Credit: Instagram/@mstinaknowles
Celebrities have come out in their droves to support Tina's latest comments. Credit: Instagram/@mstinaknowles
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Tina continued to say that the comments she’s saw were ‘sad’ and that the premier look was a ‘fashion statement’.

Elsewhere in the statement, the mother-of-two said that Black women had been wearing platinum hair ‘since the Etta James’ days and that other Black celebrities had worn ice-blonde locks.

“Are they all trying to be white?,” she questioned.

“I am sick and tired of people attacking her. Every time she does something that she works her a** off for and is a statement of her work ethic, talent and resilience.

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“Here you sad little haters come out of the woodwork.”

She claimed that the commenters perpetuated ‘jealously and racism’, before claiming that she was simply ‘sick’ of the ‘losers’.

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In a parting sentiment, the fashion designer added: “I know that she is going to be p***** at me for doing this, but I am fed up!

“This girl minds her own business. She helps people whenever she can. She lifts up and promotes black women and underdogs all at all times.”

Famous faces and friends of Beyoncé have taken to the statement’s comments section to pledge their support to Tina.

Nope actor Keke Palmer wrote: “I love you so much Ms. Tina! She deserves to be protected in this way!”

‘Pricetag’ singer Jessie J said: “A mother standing up for her daughter. Well said!”

Destiny’s Child singer LaTavia Roberson commented: “Educate them they always try to break the black woman, especially one they feel intimidated by.

“The true definition of a protector.”

Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé is in cinemas from Friday, 1 December.

Topics: Celebrity, Beyonce, Music, Entertainment, TV And Film, Instagram, Social media

Ella Scott
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