Beyonce’s recent performance in Dubai has angered fans, who have reportedly called her a sellout for playing in a nation with stringent anti-LGBTQ+ laws.
The 42-year-old singer, who received a $24 million salary, received criticism for her performance at the Atlantis The Royal hotel, where she forgot to play any songs from her most recent LGBTQ+ Renaissance album.
She was defended by her father, Matthew Knowles, who praised her for “bringing people together from all walks of life” and stated that she is preparing for a tour in which she will perform Renaissance music.
People who missed the concert might not comprehend that she showed the nation respect and received it in return, calling it a fantastic occasion.
Beyonce has “always stood for inclusivity, believes everyone was there for love, and she’d never do something to purposefully hurt someone,” he continued.
Beyonce is preparing a Renaissance tour, which she will announce “when she is ready,” he added.
She did not perform songs from her most recent album, Renaissance, which was dedicated to her gay uncle Jonny who battled HIV during the event.
Many of her admirers claimed they were “struggling” to comprehend why she would even agree to a concert in Dubai in the first place when she failed to sing any songs from the catalog.
The singer is a “big icon” for homosexual people, according to Bev Jackson, the co-founder of the LGB Alliance, and she is “very disappointed” in her decision to perform at a “lucrative performance in Dubai where same-sex actions are a criminal charge.”