Tina Knowles ain't sorry.
Beyoncé surprised viewers when she opened the 2016 BET Awards Sunday by performing "Freedom" with Kendrick Lamar. She left the venue immediately after the performance, but given that she was nominated in six categories, the 34-year-old singer asked her 62-year-old mother to stay and accept any awards on her behalf. It was a good thing she thought ahead, as she won the Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award and Centric Award, and was also named Best Female R&B/Pop Artist. After "Formation" won Video of the Year, Knowles took the stage. "Wow, this is heavy. On behalf of my beautiful daughter, who is on a plane—she had to run straight from the stage and get on the plane and fly to London for a concert. Hopefully she'll make it in time," she said. "But that's how important this awards show was for her to show up."
Beyoncé was indeed traveling to the U.K., but London wasn't her final destination. As it turned out, her next concert was scheduled for June 28 in Sunderland, more than 280 miles north of the capital city. Knowles was subsequently accused of lying about her daughter's whereabouts.
Knowles responded to the backlash via two Instagram posts Monday.
"Hello guys first let me sayI just got a wind of the mess that has festered since last night ! The fact that I supposedly lied about my Daughters concert . First of all I did make a mistake on the city and the day . I asked why did she have to leave early and was told by a member of her staff that 'she had to get back in time for her concert ' and that she actually should have been there 2 days before, as the tour has been down for a month I assumed the date was Monday and the city was London well it turned out to be in the Uk but wrong city and on Tuesday," she wrote in the first photo's caption. "I want to point out that there is a nine hour time difference and it is an eleven to 12 hour Flight that equates to 19 - 20 hrs to get there! I then want to ask what would be the point of lying to the public and knowing that anyone could see when the date was."