UPDATE: The CMAs have issued a statement to Billboard regarding the controversy:
"CMA has not erased any mentions of Beyoncé's performance on the CMA Awards. In advance of the broadcast, CMA removed a five-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."
You know you that bitch when you cause all this conversation.
The Country Music Awards received major backlash from conservative country music fans following Beyonce's performance of Lemonade cut "Daddy Lessons" alongside the Dixie Chicks at their 50th annual awards ceremony. Before Bey even took the stage, there were boycotts sprouting up on the Internet demanding her performance get axed.
The outrage stems from Beyonce garnering attention despite not being categorized as a country music artist, and her Black Lives Matter visuals in the "Formation" music video and her stance on the police force clashed with the ideologies of said conservative listeners.
As she does, Beyonce's mere presence stirred up controversy, and the pressure amounted to the Country Music Awards removing any previous mention of Beyonce's name from their Twitter timeline and website.
— deray mckesson (@deray) November 3, 2016
The CMAs really let racist country fans bully them into erasing anything Beyonce/Dixie Chick's related tweets off their page?
— tanisha (@Tani5ha) November 3, 2016
So the CMAs used Beyoncé for an amazing performance then deleted any content showing she performed. #interesting
— honey. (@shvnique) November 3, 2016
However, at the time of posting, she does still appear on their Facebook page, though the comments section is littered with atrocious responses.
“This ruins the CMAs for me....she has no business there. Can't stand her racist cop hating ass. What a disgrace,” reads one comment.
“This will be such a bad mistake to allow her hate on the CMA Stage or any country platform. She is a cop hater and bailed criminals out of jail that destroyed a city just because they were apart of BLM. If she is apart of the CMAs, you will lose a lot of loyal fans!!”
“Shame on you! Surely you could have found a country singer. This is a slap in the face to country fans and disrespectful to law enforcement.”
“No. She is NOT welcome. And thanks to this, I'll go ahead and pass on the CMA's this year. I hate everything that trash heap stands for and so should the rest of country music.”
“What does Country music need with a cop hating racist???”
“And that lost you a TON of viewers..... All that seems to come on the radio anymore is the pop country crap, now you've got a person who showed support for the black panthers at the super bowl and is married to an ex drug dealer rapper, on your stage..... And both are liberal Hillary supporters.... Good job Nashville... As for my house, we will not be tuned in because of this.”
They also shared her performance at 1 p.m. PST on Thursday after backlash from the backlash.
This particular CMAs received the lowest ratings in its 50-year history, however, it should be noted it shared the same broadcast time as the now-historic World Series game.
Caving in to narrow-mindedness? Shame on you, CMAs. Just remember: always stay gracious, best revenge is your paper.