DRAMA is an EVERYDAY occurrence these days right? Leading up to Beyonce and The Dixie Chicks EPIC collaboration at the 50th Annual CMA Awards, there was a certain SECT of detractors that didn't see the connection between The Country Music Academy and Beyonce! Some even went as far as to say that if Beyonce was performing, they would BOYCOTT the show!
@CountryMusic will not be watching tonight, hope you enjoy your @dixiechicks and @Beyonce show. #boycotCMA #BoycotDixieChicks #BotcotBeyonce— RCS Entertainment (@RCS_EntrTainMnt) November 2, 2016
@CountryMusic Beyoncé can keep her lemonade and stay far away from country music's biggest night. Honor and respect the legends.— Adriana Byington (@adriananikkole) November 2, 2016
CLASSY RIGHT!? But like most things the show must go on and on it went. It went to be one of the MOST TALKED ABOUT portions of the telecast and ratings BONANZA! So some may have BOYCOTTED in their minds, but a whole more TUNED IN!
Fast forward to a DAY LATER it appears that all mentions and photos of Beyonce's EPIC appearance of 'Daddy Lessons' were SCRUBBED from the Country Music Association's website! SO WHAT'S THE DEAL!? You just take the RATINGS and RUN CMA? Well the Country Music Academy RESPONDS to the social media backlash with a STATEMENT:
A statement from CMA to E! News explains: "CMA has not erased any mentions of Beyoncé's performance on the CMA Awards. In advance of the broadcast, CMA removed a 5-second promotional clip from ABC.com and CMA's Facebook page. The promo was unapproved and CMA removed it prior to the broadcast. Beyoncé's performance with Dixie Chicks was a highlight of the evening and we are continuing to share the amazing full-length performance clip via our official social channels."
Now of course I had to TEST THIS THEORY OUT. I went to the CMA website and it took some navigation but I did find ONE photo of Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks performing. HOWEVER, when you CLICK on the VIDEO footage, it directs you ABC. So for the RECORD the VIDEO is not TECHNICALLY on the CMA website.
Don't believe me, TRY IT!
Still just a LITTLE BIT SHADY to me or am I being too CRITICAL??? If you missed the EPIC PERFORMANCE you can REWATCH right HERE!