Don’t you dare question, Tina Knowles! Beyonce’s 62-year-old mom took to Instagram late Monday to explain a slight flub she made while accepting her daughter’s awards at Sunday's BET Awards.
After Queen Bey opened the show with a headline-making performance of “Freedom” with Kendrick Lamar, she quickly exited the arena, leaving her mom to pick up her four awards of the evening.
“She had to run straight from the stage and get on the plane and fly to London for a concert,” Tina said during one of her speeches.
Beyonce's next tour stop was not London, but rather Sunderland, England on Tuesday. Immediately fans started slamming the House of Dereon designer, claiming she lied about Beyonce’s whereabouts.
Clearly, Goddess Tina wasn’t going to let that fly. In two lengthy Instagram posts, she shut down the haters, explaining her misspeak.
“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,” she wrote.
Tina went on to note the extensive time difference and the long flight that factored into Beyonce’s commute.
“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,” she asked. “Anyone with good sense 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 her.”
Beyonce’s proud mom went on to attack critics of Beyonce and celebrities in general.
“We start lies and false rumors about our entertainers we celebrate when they stumble, we hope that they fall,” she wrote. “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?”
After the show, Tina spoke with ET’s Kevin Frazier about Beyonce’s epic performance, saying, "I couldn't be more proud of her. Not only of her as an entertainer, because she keeps evolving and growing, but as a person. ...I just see so much growth."