The two acts teamed up to perform Bey's country-themed Daddy Lessons at the ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee, and the get together became one of the talking points of the night. But on Thursday the performance footage appeared to disappear from CMA's website, leading some critics to suggest CMA chiefs had chosen not to post the footage or talk about it for fear of backlash from racists, who didn't approve of the girl power supergroup.
The CMA has released a statement regarding the recently deleted Beyoncé posts. #CMAawards50 pic.twitter.com/p3wwJDKcW6 — BEYONCÉ LEGION (@Bey_Legion) November 3, 2016
'Beyoncé feat. Dixie Chicks - Daddy Lessons' now available: https://t.co/ZkTPFadEQC pic.twitter.com/1xUqYE0EG9 — BEYONCÉ LEGION (@Bey_Legion) November 3, 2016
FULL PERFORMANCE HQ: Beyoncé & @dixiechicks performing "Daddy's Lessons" at the #CMAawards50 pic.twitter.com/bcWWrPCK5U — BeyoncéVirtuoso (@BeyonceVirtuoso) November 3, 2016
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Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks are both considered controversial by some Americans - Beyonce upset many earlier this year by taking a stance against extreme police force by performing as a Black Panthers leader at the Super Bowl, and the Dixie Chicks came under attack in 2003 when they criticised then-President George W. Bush during a concert in London, telling fans there they were "ashamed" of the leader and his decision to invade Iraq.
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