Beyoncé inspires everyone. This much is fact. But one obvious admirer took her inspiration too far with a fraudulent performance at Wednesday night’s Billboard Music Awards. There was something a little too familiar with Taylor Swift’s act, and it has now been coined #MayoChella.
The country music singer-turned pop star opened the awards show by debuting her new single “ME!” complete with a marching band and awkward choreography that came off more like a bad version of Queen Bey’s masterful, HBCU-inspired show at Coachella.
Watch a clip below:
As we all know, Beyoncé killed Coachella and she was the first woman of color to headline the festival. Her more than two-hour concert trended all over social media, proving why she is one of the greatest entertainers in the world. In addition, the performance was unapologetically Black, honoring the tradition of marching bands at historically black colleges.
“I told Beyonce that I was afraid that the predominately white audience at Coachella would be confused by all of the black culture and Black college culture because it was something that they might not get,” she wrote. “Her brave response to me made me feel a-bit selfish and ashamed. She said i have worked very hard to get to the point where I have a true voice and At this point in my life and my career i have a responsibility to do whats best for the world and not what is most popular.”
Tina admitted she was wrong and added, “I stand corrected.” See the post below:
Well, clearly the performance wasn’t too Black because Swift had no issue committing some thievery (or, as Bossip called it, “Beyoncé Tether Taylor Swift Used The Unseasoning Stone And A Marching Bland To Gentrify Beychella And Got Banished To The Alabaster Abyss.”
See how it was originally done from Bey below.
Social media has been ripping into Taylor Swift. See the reactions below: