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Shady Accusations

The internet is buzzing with a reignited feud between music icons Erykah Badu and Beyoncé. Badu took a shot at Beyoncé on Instagram, accusing her of copying her signature braided hairstyle.


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Badu’s IG Shade

In an Instagram Story, Badu shared a promotional image for Beyoncé’s upcoming album, “Act II: Cowboy Carter,” featuring the singer in a braided hairstyle with colorful beads. Badu captioned the post with a simple yet shady “Hmmm,” implying that Beyoncé had once again appropriated her distinctive style.

The BeyHive Stings Back

Badu’s subtle jab did not go unnoticed by the ever-vigilant BeyHive, Beyoncé’s fiercely loyal fanbase. They swarmed Badu’s social media accounts, defending their queen and demanding an apology.

Seeking Jay-Z’s Intervention

Overwhelmed by the BeyHive’s onslaught, Badu took to Twitter to seek help from an unlikely source: Jay-Z, Beyoncé’s husband. “To Jay Z. Say somethin’ Jay. You gone let this woman and these bees do this to me??” Badu tweeted, accompanied by a laughing emoji.

A History of Style Disputes

This is not the first time Badu has accused Beyoncé of copying her fashion choices. Last summer, Badu claimed that Beyoncé had appropriated her signature oversized hat style, remarking, “I guess I’m everybody stylist” in an Instagram Story.

Beyoncé’s Team Responds

Despite Jay-Z’s silence on the matter, Beyoncé’s longtime publicist, Yvette Schure, fired back with a shady Instagram post of her own. Schure shared a slideshow of Beyoncé rocking braided hairstyles through the years, captioned, “She slays. She slays. Now. Then. Always. #criticswithoutcredentials.”

Longstanding Cultural Debate

The dispute between Badu and Beyoncé reignites a longstanding cultural debate about the appropriation of Black hairstyles and fashion trends. While Badu accuses Beyoncé of copying her style, others argue that braided hairstyles are deeply rooted in Black culture and cannot be claimed by any single individual.

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