Beyoncé’s fan were up in arms this week after some of them became convinced that a video shot at her concert in Boston showed one of her crew members touching or grabbing her rear end.
The TikTok video, which was posted on Wednesday, showed the 41-year-old pop superstar climbing down from a platform on wheels that appeared to be part of her stage set up.
The singer — who recently left out Lizzo’s name in lyrics to her Break My Soul remix after she was accused of sexual harassment and fat shaming by some of her former backup dancers — appeared to be having difficult getting down from the vehicle.
As she crouched down, she handed her microphone to one member of her entourage on the left who wore a black suit, while another man in a gray ‘CREW’ jacket stood to the right side of a ladder to help her down.
But fans zeroed in on Beyoncé’s pants — which featured cut outs exposing the bottom portion of her pert derriere — and the man in gray’s hand as he appeared to touch her back side.
Too handsy? Beyoncé fans were convinced the 41-year-old singer got felt up by one of her crew member after video of him helping her down a ladder was posted to TikTok earlier this week
Uh oh! ‘Someone is getting fired in Boston,’ read the on-screen text. The video showed the man on the right appeared to touch Beyoncé’s rear end as he helped her down from the stage
After turning herself around to step down the ladder, both men reached out to help Beyoncé and to steady her as needed.
The man in the suit held his hands out, but he appeared to barely touch her and merely kept them in place to prevent her from falling backward into the crowd if she were to lose her footing.
But the crew member in gray first reached out a hand to briefly grab Beyoncé’s as she twirled around.
Then, as she slowly stepped down the ladder, he held up his hand, first in front of her back side, as if to cover it up for the fans closet to her, but then he appeared to touch her rear end.
As she stepped down further, he even appeared to reposition his hand, as if to keep it on her backside.
‘She’s mad!’ shouted a man in the crowd, though it wasn’t clear if he was referring to the apparent skin-to-skin contact, or just the hitmaker’s difficult getting off the platform.
‘Someone’s getting fired!’ he added, echoing the video’s caption: ‘Someone is getting fired in Boston.’
After Beyoncé made it off the ladder, the cameron panned to show her bodyguard Julius de Boer, who had a stern look on his face and quickly followed his employer as the two men who had helped her down whisked her away to the backstage area.
Cumbersome: She first hand her microphone to the man on the left before turning around to go down the ladder
Making contact: While the man on the left held his hands up but did not touch, the man on the right in the gray ‘CREW’ jacket appeared to place his hand on her derriere
Pretty cheeky: He even appeared to adjust his grip as she got farther down the ladder
On her tail: Beyoncé’s bodyguard Julius de Boer (L) was seen with a stern face as he followed Beyoncé and the two men, though it wasn’t clear if he was upset about the situation
‘That crew man got a hand full [sic],’ joked one person in the comments.
Others were skeptical but changed their tune once they saw the video.
‘I was like, “Nah, y’all reaching on this one,” and then he went in for the second grab! It’s a wrap! Get him Julius,’ another person wrote.
‘The repositioning of his hand and all….’ added one person who thought the video showed something amiss.
But others also suggested the video didn’t indicate anything untoward.
‘Why do y’all assuming she’s mad when she’s clearly smiling [sic],’ wrote another user.
Others focused on Beyoncé’s security guard Julius.
‘Oh I know Julius was on his way to tell that man OFF,’ opined one fan.
Another fan joked, ‘Julius was like “nu uh not today” with a finger wag.’
Grabby: ‘That crew man got a hand full [sic],’ joked one person in the comments
Seeing the evidence: Others were skeptical but changed their tune once they saw the video
Nothing to see here: But others also suggested the video didn’t indicate anything untoward. ‘Why do y’all assuming she’s mad when she’s clearly smiling [sic],’ wrote another user
The man of the hour: Others focused on Beyoncé’s security guard Julius
Putting a stop to it: Another fan joked, ‘Julius was like “nu uh not today” with a finger wag’
Blockbuster performances: Beyoncé is currently on her widely acclaimed Renaissance World Tour, which has its next stop in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, August 5
Beyoncé is currently on her widely acclaimed Renaissance World Tour, which has its next stop in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, August 5.
It was recently revealed that the Break My Soul singer has an unusual tour rider requiring that every tour stop has personal toilet seats that are brought along with her.
While Beyoncé has recently deleted mentions of Lizzo from a list of inspiring women in her Break My Soul remix, she made sure to give Madonna a ‘big shout-out’ as the veteran singer attended her recent show in New Jersey after she was hospitalized for a life-threatening infection.
‘Queen Mother, Madonna, we love you!’ Beyoncé shouted from the stage.
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