When The Beyhive Attacks: Celebs Checked By Beyonce Fans
There are few fans who ride for their favorite celebrity the way Beyonce’s fans do and these entertainers found out the hard way jut how far the Beyhive will go when they feel their “Flawless” leader has been disrespected.
A lot of people were shocked when Beck walked away with Album of the Year at the Grammys, but none more than Beyonce’s fans. They were so upset that Queen Bey (who has 20 Grammys under her belt) didn’t win, they took to social media to express their dismay. Beck’s Wikipedia page was hacked and he was called a thief who robbed Beyonce of Album of the Year. Apparently Kanye West agreed with them because he almost interrupted Beck’s acceptance speech but instead chose a post-Grammy interview with E! to voice his disappointment over Beyonce not winning the coveted award.
Kid Rock recently made the mistake of admitting that he didn’t quite understand the popularity of Beyonce. “Beyonce, to me, doesn’t have a f–king ‘Purple Rain,’ but she’s the biggest thing on Earth,” Rock said in an interview with “Rolling Stone” magazine. “How can you be that big without at least one ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ or ‘Old Time Rock & Roll’?” It took no time for the Beyhive to swarm and bombard the Detroit rocker’s social media page. One fan even dug up an old video of Beyonce performing at the 2005 Kennedy Center Honors with Kid Rock dancing and clapping along in the audience to remind him that he was indeed a fan.
Beyonce has used her music to instill a sense of empowerment in her female fans, especially the younger ones. But in 2013, Bey switched her sound up a bit when she released the screwed and chopped song “Bow Down/I Been On.” A lot of people came down hard on Beyonce for the lyrics including Keyshia Cole. “First ‘Women need to Stick together’ now b—hes better Bow. Smh. But it’s all G! Chicks stay shooting the s–t. But when I speak my mind its a prob,” she tweeted at the time. While some of Beyonce’s fans agreed with Cole, others decided to call her out miserably on twitter.
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Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas
Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas probably thought she was being very clever and funny when she made a joke about Beyonce. The TLC member said that “Bey” and all of the other nicknames for the “Bootylicious” singer needed to stay in 2013. But Bey’s fans didn’t find anything funny at all. In fact, they attacked Chilli on twitter with one Beyhive member going as so far to say that not even Chilli performing fellatio on L.A. Reid could save her career. Ouch!
Last year Karrueche Tran was tapped to be a guest co-host for BET’s “106 & Park” and she ended up being the latest victim of a Beyhive attack. Reading off of a teleprompter, Tran made a crack about Blue Ivy’s hair live on air. Immediately realizing her mistake, Chris Brown’s on-again, off-again boo apologized but the Beyhive was having none of it. Tran also went on twitter to further explain what happened. She apologized again and declared herself a member of the Beyhive. BET also released its own apology and a producer was made the scapegoat and canned.
A simple #TBT picture ended up having Ciara’s fans squaring off with the Beyhive. Ci Ci posted an old photo of herself from the set of her “LSM” music video and her fans commented on how similar Beyonce looked in her “Partition” video, calling the “Drunk In Love” singer a copycat. When the Beyhive caught wind of the insult, they had some choice words of their own for Ciara, dragging her through the mud and they didn’t even care that she was pregnant with Future’s baby at the time.
Beyonce pulled off the surprise of her career when she released her self-titled album in December of 2013. Fans immediately put “Drunk In Love” on repeat but not everyone was a fan of the song. Jennifer Hudson seemingly didn’t care too much for the song, saying, “Singing about the same old things in music is so overrated, Sex, drinkin’, the club. Okay, especially sex. Like, we [are] grownups, we ain’t got over that, like, really? Ain’t you too old for that kind of thing? Can you talk about something else? I get annoyed with those things.” Needless to say, she was attacked by Beyonce’s fans for voicing her opinion which may or may not have been about Bey.
It’s easy to see why a lot of famous couples wouldn’t mind being compared to Jay Z and Beyonce. The power couple has hundred and hundreds of millions of dollars between the two of them and it seems as if they can never do any wrong. But early last year, Amber Rose compared her marriage with rapper Wiz Khalifa to the Carters and immediately the Beyhive swarmed in and attacked. It turns out Rose’s marriage is nothing like the Carters because she filed for divorce last summer.
It’s a common practice for singers to commission other people to write hit songs for them. But Keri Hilson decided to call Beyonce out in her 2009 “Turnin Me On (Remix)” and sung, “She can sing, but need to move it ‘to the (left)’/ She need to go have some babies/ She needs to sit down, she fadin’/ Go ‘head and tell them folks how long I been writing your songs/ I been puttin you on, just check the credits ho.” That didn’t go over well with Beyonce’s fans and Hilson’s music was thoroughly trashed online. Hilson’s disdain for Beyonce runs deep and she once reportedly refused to hold up a magazine because Jay and Bey were on the cover.
Aretha Franklin has been in the music industry for more than half a century and she’s recognized as a legend wherever she goes. Last year Franklin released her 38th album, which covered hit songs made famous by other singers. But when the Queen of Soul announced that she was remaking Beyonce’s “Bootylicious,” the Beyhive immediate voiced their concerns on social media. It worked because “Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics” was void of any songs originally made famous by Beyonce.
It’s no secret there’s no love lost between Beyonce and Kim Kardashian. But if the reality star had it her way, she’d be bff’s with the “Drunk In Love” singer. Kim decided to pay homage to her husband’s best friend’s wife by posting some of her lyrics in a caption of a photo on Instagram and the Beyhive didn’t like that one bit. Kim was called a wannabe and others accused Mrs. West of copying Beyonce’s style. Before Kim and Kanye got married, the Beyhive started a petition that would ban Beyonce from attending their wedding, which she did not.
In addition to being an actor, television personality and a sometimes rapper, Nick Cannon also sees himself as a comedian but not all of his jokes are funny. The Beyhive certainly didn’t find anything comical when Cannon took a dig at Beyonce while defending his then wife Mariah Carey. “How dare my wife sing at our beautiful wedding and didn’t lip sync like Beyonce did at the Inauguration,” Cannon said during a segment on his MTV show “Wild n Out.” Beyonce’s fans attacked both Cannon and Carey for his comments.
Rapper Khia has one hit under her belt but she’s been known more for the shade and daggers she throws at other artists than her music. Several years ago, the “My Neck, My Back” rapper poked fun of Beyonce and the Beyhive on twitter. Without missing a beat, Bey’s fans retaliated with some jokes of their own. Khia and her music (or lack thereof) was dragged on twitter.