"It was NEVER a parody. It was just us women celebrating each other," Schumer said of her video. "The video Beyoncé made was so moving and I wouldn’t ever make fun of that."
"If you watched it and it made you feel anything other than good, please know that was not my intention," she added. "I had Beyoncé and Jay Z’s approval. They released it on Tidal exclusively for the first 24 hours."
"You have every right to feel however you feel about the video and me but I want you to know I’m not going anywhere," Schumer concluded. "My mission is to continue to work as hard as I can to empower women and make them laugh and feel better and I won’t let anything stop me."
After the initial controversy caused by the video, Schumer took to Instagram on Monday, writing, "You know you that b**ch when you cause all this conversation. Thanks for the exclusive release Tidal! We had so much fun making this tribute. All love and women inspiring each other. #strongertogether."
Schumer is certainly no stranger to controversy. During a recent stop on her comedy tour stop in Tampa, Florida, some audience members walked out as she criticized Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.