Tina Knowles Clapped Back at Claims That Beyoncé Lightened Her Skin

Trolls came after the superstar claiming that she was trying to "be white."

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Amy Sussman/WireImage for Parkwood

Over the weekend, Beyoncé debuted a brand-new look that included icy blonde, nearly white hair and her go-to silver wardrobe at the premiere of her movie, Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles. While the Beyhive couldn't get enough of the singer's extraterrestrial transformation — and the Destiny's Child reunion that happened at the event — certain trolls claimed that the singer was trying to "be white" and claimed that she had lightened her skin. Not one to sit back and let that slander come for her daughter, Beyoncé's mother, Tina Knowles, addressed the situation in an Instagram post. In her lengthy caption, which accompanied a stunning photo of Beyoncé from the premiere, Tina called the comments "racist" and "ignorant."

According to Entertainment Tonight, TMZ reached out to Beyoncé's hairstylist, Neal Farinah, for a statement about fans' comments on the singer wanting "to be white."

"Came across this today and decided to post it after seeing all of the stupid ignorant self, hating racist statements about her, lightening her skin, and wearing platinum hair wanting to be white," the caption began. "She does a film, called the Renaissance, where the whole theme is silver with silver hair, a silver carpet, and suggested silver attire and you bozos decide that she's trying to be a white woman and is bleaching her skin? . How sad is it that some of her own people continue the stupid narrative with hate and jealousy. Duh, she wore silver hair to match her silver dress as a fashion statement clown. ALIEN Superstar, duh! "

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Kevin Mazur/WireImage

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"Well that made my blood boil, that this white woman felt so entitled to discuss her blackness," Tina added. "What's really most disappointing is that the some Black people, yes you bozos that's on social media. Lying and faking and acting like you're so ignorant that you don't understand that black women have worn platinum hair since the Etta James days. I just went and looked at all the beautiful talented black celebrities who have worn platinum hair and it has been just about every one of them at one time or another. Are they all trying to be white?"

Tina finished by saying that she was "sick and tired" of people making unsubstantiated claims about her daughter. She even called those people "losers."

"Every time she does something that she works her ass off for is a statement of her work ethic, talent and resilience, here you sad little haters come out the woodwork. Jealousy and racism, sexism, double standards, you perpetuate those things. Instead of celebrating a sister or just ignoring her if you don't like her. I am sick of you losers," she wrote, reminding everyone that Beyoncé stays out of the fray and never gets involved with the rumors that swirl around her. "This girl minds her own business. She helps people whenever she can. She lifts up & promotes black women and underdogs at all times." 

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