During a huge uproar from an almost secretly released album by the R&B and pop star, country crooner Blake Shelton stands up for an unlikely ally...
As Entertainment Tonight reports, since the debut of her latest album, Lemonade, many people in both country and pop circles have been going crazy over her country-infused track, "Daddy Lessons".
This isn't the first foray into a country-style song, but it is the first that can be identified as falling well within the bounds of the modern country genre.
In 2006, Beyonce released "Irreplaceable" which was written by Ne-Yo who drew inspiration from hits by Shania Twain and Faith Hill. Admittedly, those two country ladies did have much crossover success, but the underlying idea remains the same.
Now, a decade later, the Texas-born superstar has debuted a full-length song that embodies a lot of things that current hits in country music do as well.
Although there is a marked similarity between "Daddy Lessons" and country music, many people have been slamming the singer over the song. But Blake Shelton won't stand for that.
Backstage at NBC's The Voice, Shelton opened up to ET with his thoughts on her critics.
"People that criticize can kiss my ass. That's what I say," he began. "I can't believe people that don't contribute to music that criticize music, it just blows my mind and Beyonce - tell them to kiss that ass, is what I would do!"
He definitely didn't hold back (not that he's known for being shy).
Do you agree with Blake? Have you listened to "Daddy Lessons" yet?
Well, if you haven't you should definitely watch the Dixie Chicks perform it in the video below!
Their rendition is a close match for the original...and many fans think it says something that a country band already covered it.
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