The Dixie Chicks and CMAs Respond to Beyoncé Backlash

The executives over at the Country Music Awards are doing damage control after receiving backlash over seemingly scrubbing all traces of Beyoncé‘s performance of “Daddy Lessons” with the Dixie Chicks during Wednesday night’s (Nov. 2, 2016) award show.

Despite the fact that the CMAs official Twitter handle @CountryMusic no longer has any tweets about the performance, the CMAs insists they never erased any mention of Beyoncé.

“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,” a spokesperson explained in a statement to E!. “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.”

A photo of the performance is included in a roundup of show highlights on the CMAs official Instagram page.

While the CMAs were dealing with backlash from Beyoncé fans, the Dixie Chicks took on haters who didn’t think Beyoncé deserved a spot on the stage.

Never mess with the BeyHive.