TMZ Claims Chicks, Beyonce Mentions Pulled from CMA Socials; Not so, Says CMA
November 3, 2016 at 4:46 PM (PT)
"CMA has not erased any mentions of BEYONCE’s performance on the CMA Awards. In advance of the broadcast, CMA removed a five-second promotional clip from ABC.com and CMA’s FACEBOOK page. The promo was unapproved, and CMA removed it prior to the broadcast. BEYONCE’s performance with DIXIE CHICKS was a highlight of the evening, and we are continuing to share the amazing full-length performance clip via our official social channels."
That's an official comment from the COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION (CMA), sent exclusively to ALL ACCESS in response to earlier reports from multiple entertainment websites, including TMZ THIS afternoon (11/3) that images of THE DIXIE CHICKS and BEYONCE were temporarily removed from the CMA’s social media platforms, following comments about their performance on last NIGHT's (11/2) "50th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS" telecast -- comments that TMZ said were racist in nature.
Additionally, images of last night’s performance were supposedly removed from CMAWorld.com. ALL ACCESS checked the CMA FACEBOOK page and did find a story about the CHICKS and BEYONCE collaboration posted several hours ago. A check of the CMA TWITTER account showed no activity related to the CHICKS, or BEYONCE.
CMA also supplied an official video of last nights collaboration; see it here:
ALL ACCESS will continue to follow this story; stay here for more developments.