Beyoncé had a showstopping performance at Coachella over the weekend and broke records left and right. She was the first black female artist to headline the music festival and also had the most viewed performance since Coachella began live streaming performances. She had 75% more viewers than last year's headliner, Lady Gaga, who stepped in after Beyoncé had to cancel because she was pregnant with twins.
Even with all that success, Beyoncé is just like us regular folk: she hates seeing unflattering pictures of herself. So much so, that her team contacted various media outlets and asked them to not publish fan photos of the performance as they may not show her in her best light.
This isn't the diva's first time asking a media outlet not to publish unflattering photos of her or to remove them if they've already been published.
Back in 2013, after performing the Super Bowl halftime show, Buzzfeed posted an article with 33 photos of the performance. Most of them were the typical "fierce" photos you're used to seeing from Beyoncé, but a handful were...less than flattering.
A representative from Beyoncé's team sent Buzzfeed an email detailing exactly which photos they'd prefer to be taken down. In their email, which Buzzfeed also posted, they wrote, "Thanks for taking my call. As discussed, there are some unflattering photos on your current feed that we are respectfully asking you to change. I am certain you will be able to find some better photos. The worst are #5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 19 and 22."
Instead of giving in to that request, Buzzfeed posted an article with nothing but the offending photos.
We're as big of a fan of Beyoncé as anyone else, but this level of diva drama is a bit much, even for Queen Bey. She clearly hasn't learned her lesson from what happened back in 2013. It doesn't hurt to take yourself a little less seriously, even if you are Beyoncé.
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