Beyonce is receiving some serious blast on Twitter and beyond after she cropped Kelly Rowland out of a photograph that the pair had once taken with the late singer Aaliyah.
Beyonce was accused of cropping out an image of Kelly Rowland in a photograph with Aaliyah.
Aaliyah died 12 years ago in a plane crash, but people like Beyonce and Rowland honored her memory on their social media pages on her recent Jan 16 birthday. While Rowland included both Beyonce and Aaliyah in her Instagram image, Beyonce cut her friend out of the image.
After looking at both images, a number of people took to Twitter to react.
“Kelly posts pic of Aaliyah, Beyonce sees pic, crops Kelly out and posts it,” one person noticed.
Another said, “Beyonce childish (SIC).”
F.Y.E music store even got in on the action with its official twitter page writing, “Way harsh, Bey! Our Royal Beyness committed some serious #TBT theft & crop.”
This is not the first time that Beyonce has been accused of “shading” Rowland.
Earlier this month an old video surfaced on the video sharing website Vine, where each of the four original Destiny’s Child group members which include LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett introduce themselves. When Rowland introduced herself, it seemed a young Beyonce was not happy with her statement.
“I’m the second lead vocalist of the group,” Rowland said in the old video, which has been circulating on Twitter and Vine without a specific date.
Beyonce’s reaction to the statement was a pointed look in Rowland’s direction and a well timed cough. People on Twitter could not resist commenting on the video, saying that Beyonce “shaded” Rowland in the video clip.
“Beyonce’s reaction when Kelly calls herself the ‘second lead vocalist’ of DC is legendary shade,” one person tweeted.
Rowland has previously expressed her own annoyance about people comparing her to Beyonce who she remains close friends with. The singer said she thinks it is insane when people try to hold her to the same standard as Beyonce.
“The world would be boring if we all did the same thing over and over again. And I don’t want to be on her (Beyonce’s) level,” Rowland said on the nationally syndicated Russ Parr Morning Show last year. “I want my own. And Michelle wants her own. When people compare, it’s just so insane to me.”