On Tuesday (Dec. 5) evening, snippets surfaced of Beyoncé presenting Colin Kaepernick with the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award.
During her introduction for the athlete, Bey thanked him for using his influence to speak up for the disenfranchised whose voices often go ignored. "Thank you, Colin Kaepernick. Thank you for your selfless heart and your conviction," Queen Bey said. "Thank you for your personal sacrifice. Colin took action with no fear of consequence or repercussion only hope to change the world for the better. To change perception, to change the way we treat each other, especially people of color."
Not surprisingly, many people slammed Bey for honoring Kap. One person who took to Twitter to come for Bey was ultra conservative Tomi Lahren. She tweeted: "Police-hating Beyoncé presents police and America-hating Kappy with a 'legacy' award. This is how far we’ve fallen. Wow."
Since then, the BeyHive has swarmed in to defend their queen. But, now Lahren is learning a mother's wrath. The superstar's mother, Tina Lawson, went on Instagram to defend her daughter against Lahren and all of the other critics who have something to say about Bey presenting Kap with his much-deserved honor.
Lawson captioned a photo of Bey onstage at the awards ceremony: "Thank you Beyonce for being brave enough to say what many of us are thinking!!! Translates to me as : when you protest injustice and racism & put a spotlight on it that means that you are being 'Un American 'or disrespectful to our country ! What does that say about this Country?"
The mama bear added: "I don’t expect everyone to get it!! I do expect that this is going to piss a lot of people off and if it does you are exactly who I’m talking about if the shoe fits wear it! My prayer is that this will inspire at least one person to please stand up today to injustice!!!"
See Tina Knowles-Lawson's length IG post defending Beyoncé below.
**WARNING: Explicit language**
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